Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation takes top spot

Box office: Tom Cruise returns with box office gold as Mission Impossible 5 takes $5m

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The fifth film from the Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, has launched with $5.01m on its opening weekend on 405 screens with a screen average of $12,394.

Tom Cruise continues to be a magnet for movie goers. The previous MI movie, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, opened in December 2011 on $4.12m with the movie eventually building to $18.95m.

Just two other movies made it to $1m on the first weekend of August as the top 20 movies earned $12.765m which was the slowest weekend in cinemas since the last weekend of March ($12.38m).

Ant-Man did $1.73m on its third weekend in release with $12.66m to-date.

Trainwreck had another weekend of previews with $1.22m taking it close to $3m so far before it opens officially on Thursday this week. Will there be many left who have yet to see it?

Rounding out the top five was Paper Towns at #4 with $644,000 and Magic Mike XXL at #5 with $587,000.

The rampaging dinosaurs who have devoured the box office for Jurassic World are losing their appetite but not before selling tickets to the value of $52.44m. To become the third highest-grossing movie ever in Australia, Jurassic World needs to pass The Avengers on $53.25m.

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