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Mission Impossible – Fallout rises to $ 59 million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Tom Cruise's latest work, "Mission: Impossible – Fallout", is on its way to debuting at the North American box office with an estimated $ 59 million.

Should hold predictions, Paramount's sixth installment of the franchise will be at the high end of recent forecasts, which ranged from $ 50 million to $ 65 million at 4,386 locations. It will be ahead of its predecessor, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which rose to $ 55 million in 2015 and is also a franchise bestseller. Rogue Nation rose to $ 682 million worldwide.

Christopher McQuarrie staged "Mission: Impossible – Fallout" after directing "Rogue Nation". He also wrote the script for "Fallout". The film is produced and funded by Paramount and its partner Skydance Productions under the direction of David Ellison. Cruise is a producer with McQuarrie, J.J. Abrams and Jake Myers. Exec Productions are Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.

Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin, Michelle Monaghan and Sean Harris are back in their roles from previous films, while Cavill, Vanessa Kirby and Sian Brooke join the cast. The franchise is based on the TV series that ran from 1966 to 1973.

"Mamma Mia! Here we go again" is in second place with $ 15 million in his second study weekend. The sequel to Universal has so far earned $ 125 million worldwide, including $ 60.2 million from domestic websites. Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep and Stellan Skarsgard play their roles from the original film starring Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies, Jeremy Irvine, Hugh Skinner and Josh Dylan Cast at.

Sony's "The Equalizer 2" should be in third frame with $ 13.65 million in the second frame. The Denzel Washington Starrer has earned $ 54 million domestically since its debut, surpassing its predecessor by $ 2 million on the opening weekend.

Animated drequel "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" hopes to raise another $ 12.4 million in third place, bringing its domestic total to around $ 119 million. The Sony movie, which has left behind its predecessors at the box office, is still enjoying great popularity among viewers who have spent around $ 237 million worldwide.

"Teen Titans Go! To the Movies" should earn around $ 11 million on his debut this weekend. The Warner Bros. film features the voice of the original TV series for the main superheroes, along with Will Arnett as villain Slade, Kristen Bell as Jade Wilson, and Nicolas Cage as Superman. Series developers Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath wrote the script with Peter Rida Michail and Horvath directing. The film has a value of 89% for Rotten Tomatoes and a B + CinemaScore. Elsewhere, Lionsgate's blindspotting on Friday grossed an estimated $ 468,000 at 523 North American locations in a limited opening.

Elsewhere. The film is to earn $ 1.3 million by the weekend. Blindspotting was staged by Carlos Lopez Estrada and written by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs as two friends struggling to stay on a peaceful path.

(adaptation by Bill Tarrant)

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