With $80 million in US box office receipts, Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1 achieves the franchise's best start starring Tom Cruise.
Let's go for Dead Reckoning
The film beats Mission Impossible 2 and its 78.8 million dollars in 2000, even if, in three days, the film does not do better than the 61.2 million dollars of Fallout (Dead Reckoning registers "only" 56, 2 million in three days).
A saga cut for export
But like the James Bond franchise, Mission Impossible is exported better in the world than in the USA, offering a global total of 235 million dollars, a much higher start than that of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny which, in two weeks, did not exceed $130 million worldwide. Which puts Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning part 1 (click for 4K Ultra HD pre-order) 15% above Fallout for identical markets. If the numbers hold up, it could well be that the $300 million-budget movie will finally be profitable. To be continued. Source: Variety