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Forecast: 'Mission' Set to Take Off

29 July 2015 7:23 PM, PDT

Forecast Update: Living up to the studio's estimates Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation opened on 2,764 screens on Thursday (starting at 8Pm) and clocked in $4M in evening showings. In its report Paramount makes comparisons to Mad Max: Fury Road, which had a $3.7M Thursday evening, on its way to a $45.4M weekend on 3,702 screens; World War Z, which earned $3.6M on its way to a $66M weekend on 3,607 screens; and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which earned $4.1M on its way to a $72.6M weekend on 3,967 screens. Mission is on 98 more screens than Fury Road and is getting equally rapturous reviews. That $40M opening estimate seems conservative. Forecast: Paramount is estimating that Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, the latest offering from one of the last, semi-dependable, overseas box-office draws, Tom Cruise, will have a domestic opening of $40M on 3,800 screens. That $10,526 per theater seems a bit shy for the fifth, »

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