Ethan Hunt and the rest of the Impossible Mission Force showed no signs of slowing down as the sixth Mission: Impossible movie (titled Fallout) hit theaters this weekend. According to outlets like Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, the Tom Cruise summer blockbuster should soar to a $59+ million at the domestic box office. Based on numbers from Box Office Mojo, the film already took in $23 million domestically and $15 million globally during its Friday opening.
Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie (the only filmmaker to direct a second installment of the franchise), Mission: Impossible - Fallout focuses on Hunt (Tom Cruise) as he and his team race against the clock to retrieve two plutonium cores that will be used to create nuclear devices of unimaginable destruction. Returning faces include Ving Rhames (Luther Stickell), Simon Pegg (Benji Dunn), Alec Baldwin (Alan Hunley), Rebecca Ferguson (Ilsa Faust), Michelle Monaghan (Julia Hunt), and Sean Harris (Solomon Lane). Newcomers are Angela Bassett (CIA director Erica Sloane), Henry Cavill (CIA agent August Walker), and Vanessa Kirby (the White Widow).
Also in the running at this weekend's box office are Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation and Teen Titans Go! to the Movies. The animated Adam Sandler vehicle is on course to make around $12.4 million, while Titans (making its theatrical debut alongside Mission: Impossible) should do a cool $11 million; both estimates are according to those of Variety.
While Teen Titans Go! has come under fire for paling in comparison to the old Teen Titans cartoon, the feature film has been receiving very positive reviews for its genuine humor. Moreover, since the production budget cost $10 million, the movie has already broken even, with nowhere to go but up. In addition to featuring the voice actors of the TV show, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies brings in some heavy-hitting talent like Will Arnett (Slade Wilson), Kristen Bell (Jade Wilson), Halsey (Wonder Woman), Patton Oswalt (Atom), Wil Wheaton (Flash), Lil Yachty (Green Lantern), and Nicolas Cage (Superman).