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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This past weekend saw the wide release of Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.

As was expected this past weekend, Tom Cruise’s latest outing, Mission: Impossible – Fallout took No. 1 at the box-office, reeling in a solid $61.5 million at the box-office — a franchise-best! For comparison, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation took in $55.5 million in its opening weekend and Ghost Protocol took in $29.5 million in its opening weekend. As of this writing, the $178 million-budgeted film has grossed $153 million worldwide, which isn’t half bad. Considering how well the flick is doing on both CinemaScore (A) and Rotten Tomatoes (98%), it seems reasonable to assume this one will stay strong in the weeks to come, especially since there won’t be another action tentpole released in the next month.

In second place is Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, dropping 57.1 percent from its first weekend, taking in $15 million. While this is quite the tumble, the movie is doing more than fine with its $167 million worldwide haul, far surpassing its $75 million budget.

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In third place, The Equalizer 2 dropped 61.1%, taking in only $14 million in its second weekend. Drops aside, the film still has a lot of time to go, with there being plenty of foreign territories it needs to open in. Given its $60 million-plus budget, it seems well on its way to making a modest profit, like its predecessor did. Unless the bottom drops off of this one, I don’t expect to see it floundering when all said and done.

In fifth place, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies managed to snag an admirable $10.5 million. It ain’t exactly a huge home run, but given the tiny $10 million budget the film had, it’s a pretty solid start. Additionally, the movie had a solid critical reception, with it sitting at 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and 59 reviews.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, July 29, are below:

Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount – $61.5M
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal – $15.0M
Equalizer 2, The – Sony – $14.0M
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $12.3M
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – Warner Bros. – $10.5M
Ant-Man and the Wasp – Disney – $8.4M
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $7.2M
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $6.8M
Skyscraper – Universal – $5.4M
First Purge, The – Universal – $2.2M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, July 29, are below:

Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paramount Pictures – $153.5M
Hello Mr. Billionaire – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $129.5M
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $43.3
Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings – Multiple – $42.8M
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal – $41.6M
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $27.2M
Skyscraper – Multiple – $23.1M
Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $19.9M
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $17.7M
Equalizer 2, The – Sony – $15.9M

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SOURCE: comScore, Box Office Mojo

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.