Tom Cruise hasn’t been nearly as potent at the box office in recent years as he has in the past.
However, the combo of Cruise and the Mission: Impossible franchise has helped box office climb 6% over the weekend.
The top 20 movies managed to earn $13.20m, slightly better than last weekend.
There were two new releases in the top five. The big earners Mamma Mia 2 and Ant-Man And The Wasp (which have earned $35m between them) are still performing in the top five.
#1 Mission: Impossible – Fallout $6.21m
The Mission: Impossible franchise seems like it has been going forever. This is the sixth movie in the series and it proves star Tom Cruise can still be a potent box office force. Fallout opened on 616 screens with a screen average of $10,089.
#2 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again $2.48m
After two weeks on top, Mamma Mia 2 slipped one place yet still managed close to another $2.5m, pushing its total after three weekends to $16.58m. Screens showing the musical were down 134 to 397.
#3 The Equalizer 2 $854,000
Ticket sales dropped 54% on its third weekend with total gross to-date of $7.18m.
#4 Ant-Man And The Wasp $579,000
After five weekends the Marvel movie hangs on in the top five with a total to-date of $18.78m.
#5 The Wife $531,000
The Glenn Close drama opened on 158 screens with a screen average of $3,363.