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Weekend Box Office Report: August 7-9, 2015

08.09.2015

Mission: Impossible aims for #1 again!

The stunt-filled spy exploits of Tom Cruise kept MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION on top at the box office for a second weekend with an estimated $29.4 million!

Like its star, director Christopher McQuarrie's action-packed espionage entry had a pretty firm grasp and only slipped 47% from last week's opening. It passed the $100 million mark over the weekend for a ten-day domestic total of $108.6 million and $265 million worldwide.

The superlative title of FANTASTIC FOUR didn't quite match its performance as Fox's reboot manifested in second place with an opening of $26.2 million. The production came with a reported budget of $120 million, along with rumors of behind-the-scenes turbulence.

(As a point of super-comparison, Marvel's own GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opened with $94.3 million on the first August weekend last summer.)

The latest version of Marvel's superpowered family took a less colorful and more "realistic" approach than the previous adaptations (which opened to $56 million and $58 million), but director Josh Trank's sci-fi take was savaged by critics with 9% on Rotten Tomatoes and received a 'C-' CinemaScore from moviegoers.

Opening in third place was the new R-rated thriller THE GIFT with $12 million. The feature directing debut of writer and co-star Joel Edgerton only cost a reported $5 million and received excellent critical response with 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.

In fourth was the current Griswold generation's VACATION with $9.1 million, down just 37% from its opening last week for a $37.3 million domestic total. Marvel's ANT-MAN was in fifth with $7.8 million as it passed the domestic total of THE INCREDIBLE HULK and grew higher than $300 million worldwide.

MINIONS were in sixth place with another $7.4 million as the incomprehensible cylindrical henchman have passed $300 million domestic and $900 million worldwide.

Meryl Streep's senior rocker RICKI AND THE FLASH opened in seventh with $7 million. The PG-13 comedy-drama from Oscar-winners Jonathan Demme and Diablo Cody didn't make catchy music for critics, who gave it an average 59% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Towards the bottom, Amy Schumer's TRAINWRECK is pulling close to $100 million, while Adam Sandler's PIXELS is quickly running out of quarters and Jake Gyllenhaal's SOUTHPAW is still swinging in tenth.

Outside the chart, the new Aardman stop-motion animated SHAUN THE SHEEP opened to only $4 million despite a 99% critical average (the clay creatures have already made $57 million overseas). Pixar's INSIDE OUT slid off the list along with PAPER TOWNS and the mega-blockbuster JURASSIC WORLD.

Next weekend brings director Guy Ritchie's retro spy action movie THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. and the N.W.A. biopic STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation $29.4 M $108.6 M
2. Fantastic Four $26.2 M
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3. The Gift $12 M
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4. Vacation $9.1 M $37.3 M
5. Ant-Man $7.8 M $147.4 M
6. Minions $7.4 M $302.7 M
7. Ricki and the Flash $7 M
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8. Trainwreck $6.3 M $91.1 M
9. Pixels $5.4 M $57.6 M
10. Southpaw $4.7 M $40.7 M

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8:22AM on 08/10/2015
Atta' boy Tommy.
Atta' boy Tommy.
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9:11PM on 08/09/2015
Looks like I need to see Rogue Nation already, all I can say about Fantastic Four or Fan 4 Stic as the internets call it, is it deserved to bomb & that's still too much money than it deserves. Looks like my summer movie season is officially over, truly pathetic summer, if M:I & a sequel to a 22 year dinosaur movie are the best ones. Good for Tom Cruise & Jurassic World.
Looks like I need to see Rogue Nation already, all I can say about Fantastic Four or Fan 4 Stic as the internets call it, is it deserved to bomb & that's still too much money than it deserves. Looks like my summer movie season is officially over, truly pathetic summer, if M:I & a sequel to a 22 year dinosaur movie are the best ones. Good for Tom Cruise & Jurassic World.
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12:36AM on 08/10/2015
I just got back from seeing it and it really was spectacular. I was disappointed it wasn't more about the team, but they came up with a solid premise, good action, and a wonderful co-lead (who definitely didn't need Ethan to rescue her). You should definitely see it while it's still on the bigger screens. The plane stunt and underwater one were worth the price of admission by themselves.
I just got back from seeing it and it really was spectacular. I was disappointed it wasn't more about the team, but they came up with a solid premise, good action, and a wonderful co-lead (who definitely didn't need Ethan to rescue her). You should definitely see it while it's still on the bigger screens. The plane stunt and underwater one were worth the price of admission by themselves.
12:44AM on 08/10/2015
Dude, you need to go see Rogue Nation ASAP, it was THAT good and easily my second favorite of the summer (behind Fury Road). If you can, go see it in Imax for the full experience of some of the most well-crafted action sequences in recent memories.
Dude, you need to go see Rogue Nation ASAP, it was THAT good and easily my second favorite of the summer (behind Fury Road). If you can, go see it in Imax for the full experience of some of the most well-crafted action sequences in recent memories.
12:51AM on 08/10/2015
I was literally gonna see Rogue Nation last week, but I got sick & only had one day off. I will for sure see it on my next day off.
I was literally gonna see Rogue Nation last week, but I got sick & only had one day off. I will for sure see it on my next day off.
9:03PM on 08/09/2015
I was pleasantly surprised with Rogue Nation. Not because it was good, but because it might be my favorite in the series. Or at least neck-and-neck with the fourth one (with the first still holding a special place in my heart).

And good for Joel Edgerton. The Gift sounds like a nice little bit of counter-programming for the late summer.
I was pleasantly surprised with Rogue Nation. Not because it was good, but because it might be my favorite in the series. Or at least neck-and-neck with the fourth one (with the first still holding a special place in my heart).

And good for Joel Edgerton. The Gift sounds like a nice little bit of counter-programming for the late summer.
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12:38AM on 08/10/2015
Agree on #4 vs #5. Hard to pick the better one, although I enjoyed the pacing of #4 a little more. Here's hoping they stop trying to top the stunts every film before Cruise winds up in the morgue. That plane thing was ridiculous!
Agree on #4 vs #5. Hard to pick the better one, although I enjoyed the pacing of #4 a little more. Here's hoping they stop trying to top the stunts every film before Cruise winds up in the morgue. That plane thing was ridiculous!
8:59PM on 08/09/2015

SHAUN THE SHEEP only made $4 million????

If INSIDE OUT hadn't come out, I would have said it was the best animated film released so far this year. Do yourself a favour: go see this movie if you can. It deserves to be a hit.
If INSIDE OUT hadn't come out, I would have said it was the best animated film released so far this year. Do yourself a favour: go see this movie if you can. It deserves to be a hit.
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8:43PM on 08/09/2015

TAKE THAT FOX!

I was hoping FF would bomb a bit more but this shows that people do listen to HONEST reviews.
I was hoping FF would bomb a bit more but this shows that people do listen to HONEST reviews.
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7:44PM on 08/09/2015
Though it lands on second place spot this week, I'm sure by next week Fantastic Four will be somewhere between fifth and seventh place.
Though it lands on second place spot this week, I'm sure by next week Fantastic Four will be somewhere between fifth and seventh place.
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5:07PM on 08/09/2015
Yay! Rogue Nation is #1 again. Fantastic Turd can go suck a bag of flesh eating dicks!
Yay! Rogue Nation is #1 again. Fantastic Turd can go suck a bag of flesh eating dicks!
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4:43PM on 08/09/2015
Congrats to Rogue Nation, it deserves all of the praises. Tom Cruise can still kick ass and sell tickets. On the other hand, $26 mil is still too much for the piece of shit F4. Remember when Michael B Jordan was being arrogant about his casting as Johnny boy? What a fucking joke...
Congrats to Rogue Nation, it deserves all of the praises. Tom Cruise can still kick ass and sell tickets. On the other hand, $26 mil is still too much for the piece of shit F4. Remember when Michael B Jordan was being arrogant about his casting as Johnny boy? What a fucking joke...
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3:46PM on 08/09/2015

Awesome.

Hey, sometimes good things happen. Eat a dick, Fox.
Hey, sometimes good things happen. Eat a dick, Fox.
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2:49PM on 08/09/2015
That number still seems too high for Fucktastic Flop. Now let's get ready for Deadpool!!
That number still seems too high for Fucktastic Flop. Now let's get ready for Deadpool!!
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4:44PM on 08/09/2015
Agreed!!!
Agreed!!!
8:19AM on 08/10/2015
Plenty of really good films coming before deadpool.
Plenty of really good films coming before deadpool.
1:40PM on 08/10/2015
No shit.
No shit.
2:37PM on 08/09/2015
Wow... FF made Ant Man look like a blockbuster. Well the haters got their wish. On the other hand, maybe FF will leave a bad taste in the average movie goers mouth and they'll begin to grow tired of these superhero movies that's oversaturated the industry. ... Who knows?
Wow... FF made Ant Man look like a blockbuster. Well the haters got their wish. On the other hand, maybe FF will leave a bad taste in the average movie goers mouth and they'll begin to grow tired of these superhero movies that's oversaturated the industry. ... Who knows?
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1:37PM on 08/09/2015
Saw FF and the gift. Enjoyed FF and really liked the gift! First time in ages the entire audience got a couple of right good scares. Highly recommend seeing it.
Saw FF and the gift. Enjoyed FF and really liked the gift! First time in ages the entire audience got a couple of right good scares. Highly recommend seeing it.
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1:39PM on 08/10/2015
You liked Fantastic Four? Your taste in movies must suck.
You liked Fantastic Four? Your taste in movies must suck.
1:28PM on 08/09/2015

Boggles my mind

Fantastic 4 even made that much money. Now it can go away.
Fantastic 4 even made that much money. Now it can go away.
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