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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation hits $400 million worldwide

21 August 2015 4:31 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation has crossed the $400 million mark at the global box office, with the fifth instalment of the spy series having grossed $146.1 million domestically and $259.2 million from international markets for a worldwide haul of $405.3 million and counting.

See Also: Read our reviews of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation here, here and here 

Tom Cruise’s latest outing as Ethan Hunt has now surpassed the lowest-grossing instalment in the series, Mission: Impossible III ($397.9 million) and will likely catch the $457.7 million made by the 1996 original in the coming weeks. It could still catch Mission: Impossible II ($546.4 million), although franchise leader Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol looks pretty safe with $694.7 million.

See Also: Ranking the Mission: Impossible franchise

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation sees Christopher McQuarrie directing Tom Cruise alongside fellow franchise veterans Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames and new additions Rebecca Ferguson (Hercules), Sean Harris (Prometheus) and Alec Baldwin (Still Alice »

- Gary Collinson

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Bob Hoskins' Wolverine, Will Smith's Superman and the other superhero films that might have been

9 August 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Over the last week, it looked like the Lynchian fever dream of a Gambit film might not come to pass, with star (and producer) Channing Tatum apparently on the brink of exiting the X-Men spinoff.

It turns out Tatum is still on board, but the incident got us thinking of some other superhero castings that nearly were but never will be:

(Nb Please take it as read that Jude Law was considered for all of these roles.)


Hugh Jackman has become so synonymous with the iconic X-Man that it's strange to think of anyone else taking on the role (even if they inevitably will). But before he had been cast, Russell Crowe was considered to play the angry Canadian mutant, and is credited with directing Bryan Singer's attention towards his fellow Aussie.

A-list hopeful Dougray Scott came even closer, and was actually cast in the role before shooting on Mission: Impossible 2 overran, »

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Ranking the Mission: Impossible franchise

5 August 2015 1:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Simon Columb ranks the Mission: Impossible franchise…

Where were you in 1996? It’s weird to imagine Katie Holmes watched Mission Impossible in 1996 like all of us. Young, impressionable and excited by the new action film with Cruise at the centre of it. Then, ten years later, she’s married to him and giving birth (without drugs) to his child.

In 2015, almost twenty years since the first Imf outing, we’re at the fifth instalment, Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation. Things have changed, and the series has changed with the times, so to compare each film is a tricky challenge. Of course, it’s all down to preference. Do you like balls-to-the-wall action (M:i-2) or gun-less espionage (M:i)? Do you like deadly serious stakes (M:i-3) or comedic banter to lighten the mood (M:i-4)? Helpfully, I’ve whittled it down to simple pros and cons – the big question hovering over the series is »

- Simon Columb

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'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation': Exploring Easter Eggs, Set Pieces, Stunts, Homages and Other Odds and Ends

5 August 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Photo: Paramount Pictures Note: This article contains spoilers for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. If you haven't yet seen the movie, you've been warned. I love listening to podcasts. Whether I'm driving across town, going for a run, cleaning my house or relaxing on the couch, you're likely to find me playing a podcast to help score the scene. Some podcasts are better than others, but if you enjoy learning about movies and everything that goes into making them I encourage you to check out "The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith", in which the titular host sits down with actors, directors and writers to discuss what it takes to bring a film to the screen, from both a business standpoint and a creative one. Together they break down scenes, give background, tell stories and lend perspective on a film that listeners might not otherwise hear. Goldsmith's most recent episode is »

- Jordan Benesh

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation tops the UK box office

5 August 2015 3:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 31st to Sunday 2nd August 2015…

Tom Cruise returned to the top of the UK box office this past weekend, with Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation claiming first place with an opening haul of £5,351,344.

Despite claiming top spot, Rogue Nation couldn’t overtake the opening weekends of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (£8.19) and Mission: Impossible III (£5.38), although it did nudge out Mission: Impossible II (£4.6) and the 1996 original (£4.2 million).

Elsewhere, the only other newcomer to crack the top ten was the Reese Witherspoon / Sofia Vergara action comedy Hot Pursuit, which earned £311,673 to claim seventh place.

Number one this time last year: Guardians of the Galaxy

1. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – £5,351,344 weekend (New)

2. Inside Out – £3,574,424 weekend (2 weeks)

3. Southpaw – £1,129,608 weekend (2 weeks)

4. Ant-Man – £1,126,080 weekend (3 weeks)

5. Minions – £1,007,186 weekend (6 weeks)

6. Jurassic World – £455,645 weekend (8 weeks)

7. Hot Pursuit – £311,673 weekend (New)

8. Secret Cinema presents Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back »

- Gary Collinson

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Rogue Nation looks to far east to maintain Cruise control at box office

5 August 2015 12:28 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In this week’s round-up of the global box-office scene:

• Superb Korean debut promises more international growth for Mission: Impossible

• Fox’s second John Green adaptation Paper Towns struggles to match The Fault in Our Stars

Ajay Devgn thriller Drishyam marks return to normality after mega-hits Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Tom Cruise’s box-office purchase has actually been on the wane this decade, with diminished openings and final grosses for his run of work from 2010’s Knight and Day through Rock of Ages and Jack Reacher, to two fairly strong sci-fi films in the shape of Oblivion and Edge of Tomorrow. The $56m (£36m) Us debut for the Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is a tonic for the Cruiser then, reaffirming his A-list status in his fourth decade of stardom: his third-biggest debut behind 2006’s War of the Worlds ($64m) and 2000’s Mission: Impossible II ($57.8m).

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- Phil Hoad

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Watch: Dissection of Director Influence Over the 'Mission: Impossible' Franchise

4 August 2015 1:41 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Sean Witzke has put together the following video essay exploring the work of Brian De Palma, John Woo, J.J. Abrams and Brad Bird over the Mission: Impossible franchise and it's a fascinating study of influence from a director's perspective and what has come of the franchise, primarily following Abrams' taking over ever since Mission: Impossible III. Witzke spends a ton of time exploring De Palma's contributions and influences when it comes to Mission: Impossible (1996) and as he moves on the time spent on each film decreases, which is interesting in and of itself. Talk of the influence of Alfred Hitchcock on all the films, as well as Ronald Neame's Gambit, Jules Dassin's Topkapi (which I have not seen, but desperately need to) and Roman Polanski's Macbeth are all referenced and he also discusses, as I have before, the fact Woo's Mission: Impossible II is essentially a »

- Brad Brevet

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Movie Review – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

3 August 2015 2:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, 2015.

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin.


Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the Imf.

After the critical and commercial success of Mi’s fourth outing Ghost Protocol, expectations were high for the fifth instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise and Rogue Nation delivers a great story with more explosions than you thought possible.

Directly following the events of Ghost Protocol, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team are on the hunt for the Syndicate. Hunt is a wanted man and his team have been forced to work for the CIA and leave the Imf behind. At the head of the Syndicate is creepy Englishman Solomon Lane (Sean Harris). Whilst not the franchise’s best villain, »

- Helen Murdoch

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation opens to $56 million; second-biggest opening of the franchise

3 August 2015 2:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having received a variety of rave reviews (read ours here and here and listen to the podcast review here), it seems as though there is still some life and fun to be had in the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Early reports had it down that Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the fifth in the series, would have a soft opening, much like the last movie, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which only opened to $12 million. Simiarly, Tom Cruise’s last blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow also failed to light up the box office. But this was a different story.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation opened this weekend to a superb $56 million domestically, destroying all the competition, including the much-hyped Vacation reboot. The film also made another $65 million overseas, giving it a total of $121 million worldwide.

This is only slightly the second highest opening weekend of the franchise, behind John Woo’s Mission: Impossible II which opened to $57.8 million. »

- Luke Owen

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Box Office Weekend: An Impossible Mission? Not for Cruise

3 August 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

With a strong advertising blitz and J.J. Abrams in a producing chair, it seemed almost certain that Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation would be a top box office draw – and it was, reaching first with an estimated $56 million and garnering all sort of praise. And while it has opened very well compared to the previous Mission: Impossible films (second only to Mission: Impossible II), it has strangely fallen short compared to the summer blockbusters of July, including the opening of Ant-Man (which reached third place this weekend with an estimated $12.6 million), the lowest earning Marvel film since The Incredible Hulk. However, both films are likely to do well considering overseas dollars, which will not be the case for Vacation. With Chevy Chase handing the reins to Ed Helms (taking over the role of grown-up Rusty), the latest entry does not appear destined for greatness; even with a second-place finish and a Wednesday opening, »

- Seth Paul

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation accepts top spot with $56m debut in Us

3 August 2015 1:08 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Strong North American opening suggests Tom Cruise retains popularity, while Ed Helm remake Vacation disappoints with weak $14.8m bow in second place

Big budget spy caper Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation surpassed expectations to open in top spot at the Us box office this weekend with an impressive $56m, just short of a record bow for the fifth instalment in the two-decade-old saga inspired by Bruce Geller’s 1960s TV show.

As far as the film series goes, only John Woo’s Mission: Impossible II debuted to higher figures, taking $57.8m in 2000. Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which is widely considered to have revived audiences’ interest in the saga, made just $29m on its first weekend on wide-release on its way to a series-best $694m worldwide four years ago.

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- Ben Child

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation hits big at box office

2 August 2015 10:27 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Making a mockery of early projections, the Tom Cruise-headlined Mission: Impossible 5 gives Paramount a late summer hit...

You may recall that, last month, there was some negative chatter doing the rounds about the fifth Mission: Impossible movie, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. The film had been "tracking softly", one of those lovely new phrases to enter the lexicon of movie reporting (we talked about it in a bit more detail, here). The implication was that the film's projected box office takings were not in line with expectations. An opening weekend in the Us of around $40m was projected. This would not make bean counters happy.

But then people actually got to see the film.

Reviews for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation proved to be positive (we liked the film a lot too, although can't, in truth, take credit for its box office success), and the movie has now »

- simonbrew

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'Mission: Impossible 5' Takes Top Box Office Spot with $56M

2 August 2015 1:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount's Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation took the box office by storm this weekend, taking in an estimated $56 million for an easy win over New Line's comedy remake Vacation. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation took in an impressive $14,156 per-screen average from 3,956 theaters this weekend, propelling it to victory over Vacation, which took in just $14.8 million in its first weekend in theaters. The opening weekend tally is the second highest for the action-packed franchise, behind Mission: Impossible 2's $57.8 million opening weekend back in 2000.

The opening weekend take is also the third-highest opening weekend for star Tom Cruise, behind War of the Worlds ($64.9 million) and Mission: Impossible 2. Over 85% of the audience were over the age of 25, setting up an interesting showdown next weekend with 20th Century Fox's superhero movie, Fantastic Four, which is tracking very well with males under the age of 25. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation was released in 369 IMAX theaters this weekend, »

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Box Office: 'Mission: Impossible 5' Takes #1 With Strong $56 Million Opening

2 August 2015 1:23 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This is going to be quick as I have a brief moment to bring you this weekend's box office results with Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation taking number one with a strong, $56 million showing. This is the second best opening for a Mission films since Mission: Impossible II opened with $57.8 million back in 2000. Then again, it's not really fair to compare to Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, which had a staggered release back over the Christmas holidays in 2011. What it does say, however, is the Mission franchise is alive and well as Tom Cruise is already teasing a sixth installment filming as early as next summer. Overseas the film opened to an additional $65 million for a worldwide cume of $121 million. In second was a bit of a floundering effort for Vacation, which opened on Wednesday to $3.8 million, but it didn't improve from there as the film finished the three-day weekend with $14.8 million, »

- Brad Brevet

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Weekend Box Office: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Commands As Vacation Self-Destructs

2 August 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, a solid summer action flick, debuted at number one while making one of the stronger openings for the franchise. With a $56 million debut, Rogue Nation is the second highest start for a Mission: Impossible entry, narrowly missing Mission: Impossible II's $57.8 million opening in 2000. That total is a little less impressive when you consider that average ticket prices today are almost 50% higher than they were fifteen years ago. But the latest franchise entry still opened stronger than other PG-13 action franchise entries this year including The Divergent Series: Insurgent ($52 million), Taken 3 ($39 million) and Terminator: Genisys ($27 million). The sequel/remake no one wanted, Vacation, got off to a weak start, banking just $14 million for a distant second place. Add in the $7 million it earned from its early Wednesday opening, and you've got a start that puts the movie in danger of making little more overall »

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"Rogue Nation" Scores $56M Opening

2 August 2015 9:24 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Beating studio estimates by as much as 40%, "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" opened to $56 million in North America which was the third-best domestic opening of a Cruise film for all time behind only "Mission: Impossible II" ($57 million) and "War of the Worlds" ($65 million).

The film was even bigger overseas with $65 million from 40 territories, delivering Cruise his biggest opening in 27 markets. The film's A- CinemaScore indicates audiences seemed to have embraced the film as much as the critics.

Not faring so well was the "Vacation" reboot which made $14.9 million for the weekend and $21.2 million since its Wednesday opening, that's around half of what the studio was estimating. Reviews for the comedy were not good.

Disney's "Ant-Man" passed the $300 million global haul, "Inside Out" made it past the $600 million worldwide mark, and "Minions" is at $854 million. "Pixels" dropped 57% in its second weekend with a $10.4 million haul, while the John Green Ya film »

- Garth Franklin

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Box Office: Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’ Dominates with $56 Million

2 August 2015 8:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Cruise’s  “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” dominated the U.S. box office this weekend with an impressive $56 million at 3,956 locations.

The Paramount/Skydance tentpole  generated $20.3 million at the Friday box office, setting an opening day mark for the sturdy franchise — and signaling that Cruise still carries plenty of star power. Saturday’s total hit $19.7 million.

The launch of “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” outperformed forecasts by a significant margin. It had been on track for an opening weekend of $40 million, according to recent studio estimates.

It’s the third largest opening for Cruise, following the $64.9 million launch for 2004’s “War of the Worlds” and $57.8 million for 2000’s “Mission: Impossible 2.”

The fifth installment in the series, written and directed by Chris McQuarrie, finds Cruise facing off against a squad of special agents known as the Syndicate. Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Ferguson also star.

The first four “Mission: Impossible” films have grossed over $2 billion. »

- Dave McNary

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Tom Cruise: A Retrospective

1 August 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Anyone growing into pop culture consciousness during the mid-2000s will be familiar with a certain type of Tom Cruise, one labeled with some criticism in a recent Buzzfeed article as “Tom Cruise 2.0.” To them, Tom Cruise may have first become familiar as Ethan Hunt in the first Mission: Impossible movie, as an action star who, in spite of fearful insurance agents and publicists, prefers to do his own stunts—especially if they include declaring maniacal love for Katie Holmes atop Oprah Winfrey’s couch. He was probably their first introduction to the alien world of Scientology, or perhaps already known as the face of another hero thrust into the supernatural, having once served as the model for the titular character in Disney’s Aladdin.

This Tom Cruise, in spite of several critical successes in the past 10 years, has yet to shake completely the straws of tabloid fodder that prick up every time someone dares, »

- Christina Leo

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Box Office: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' squashes 'Ant-Man' for no. 1 Friday

1 August 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After stellar reviews from critics and moviegoers you'd think executives at Paramount Pictures and Skydance would be jumping for joy over the fact that "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" opened to $20.4 million on Friday. In reality they are likely breathing a sigh of relief. The fifth installment in the "Mission: Impossible" movie franchise opened to no. 1 with one of the biggest single day tallies of Tom Cruise's career.  The problem is that the Christopher McQuarrie helmed thriller was expected to do more.  Barring an unexpected Saturday jump (or decline), "Rogue Nation" should end up with $54-55 million for the three-day.  A few weeks ago the studio and the film's major financier were expecting a $60 million plus debut.  Want a scary comparison?  In 2000 "M:i-2" debuted to $57 million. At the time it was the no. 3 opening of all-time.  While the brand has certainly remained resilient, how can a film that is »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Tom Cruise and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Soar to $20.3 Million Friday Debut

1 August 2015 11:36 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Tom Cruise and the Mission: Impossible franchise are each aging like a fine wine. As a big opening for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation proves, the older and more experienced each gets, the more moviegoers can't seem to get enough of either.

After tallying $4 million from late night showings Thursday, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation from writer/director Christopher McQuarrie achieved liftoff on Friday to earn $20.3 million through its first 24 hours of release. For Cruise and the now five-film movie franchise, that opening day ranks second to none when judged against the other four M:i films.

Bolstered by an "A-" CinemaScore and stellar 93% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation should top $50 million through Friday and finish somewhere in the neighborhood of $52 million. Only Mission: Impossible II performed better for the franchise with a $57.8 million bow back in 2000.

Read our Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation review.

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