MI:5 Grabs Top Spot For Weekend Box Office

Mission: Impossible 5 - Rogue Nation nabs the top weekend box office spot with an approximate domestic haul of $56 million at 3,956 theaters, beating out the Vacation reboot, which earned $14.9 million over the weekend and $21.17 million since debuting Wednesday at 3,411 theaters. Globally, MI5 pulled in $121 million. Last week's Ant-Man comes in at third place for the weekend ($12.6 million), followed by fellow holdovers Minions ($12.2 million) and Pixels ($10.4 million).

MI:5, produced by Skydance Productions, as well as JJ Abrams' Bad Robot and star Tom Cruise's TC Productions, currently has a 75 score at Metacritic and a 93 percent at Rotten Tomatoes. The film is directed and co-written by Christopher McQuarrie, who collaborated on the script with Drew Pearce. The 2015 Vacation, meanwhile, has a Metacritic score of 33 and comes in at a rotten 23 percent at RT. Helmed by a team new writer/directors, the panned comedy  was produced by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) and Chris Bender (American Pie). 

After MI's latest success, Paramount has confirmed there are plans for a Mission: Impossible 6, which Tom Cruise recently said could start shooting next summer. 

 The St. Jane social media monitoring team is witnessing an overall sense of pleased surprise that the movie was entertaining:

Sources: DeadlineVariety