Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- If You Choose to Accept It


You can either take a Vacation or go on a Mission.  Who won the week?

* Coming in first this week was Mission Impossible:  Rogue Nation, grossing $56M in its opening weekend. This is the second biggest opener for the series  behind MI2 which opened in 2000 at $58M.  Ghost Protocol might have held the title but it had an odd limited release opener where it made $12M on 400 screens.  This is a decent opener, but it is hard to get excited about openers under $80M for big tentpoles.


* Finishing second his week was with $15 was Vacation in its first weekend. The franchise refresh (what happened to reboots?) has earned $21M since opening midweek.  With terrible reviews, and an unnecessary premise, look for this one to fade hard.


* Number three this week was Ant-Man,  netting $12.7M in its third frame.  That’s a 50% w/w drop, bringing the MCU flick’s cume to $132M domestic.


* Pulling in at #4 this week was Minions with $12.2M.  At $287M to date domestically, the prequel looks to fall short of both Ryan’s prediction of $400M AND Despicable Me 2’s domestic turn of $368M.
* Rounding out the top five this week was Pixels in its second weekend with $10.4M. That’s a 57% drop from the opening weekend, and quite honestly Sony should be grateful it held that well.



* Outside the top ten, Inside Out grabbed $4.5M to pull within $10M of Finding Nemo, which sits at #2 all time in the Pixar pantheon.  Look for Inside Out to take that spot before leaving the cinaplex.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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