Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation grossed $7.23 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The well received fifth installment of the Tom Cruise led action franchise was up 6.5 percent over Monday's performance. Rogue Nation has grossed $69.54 million in five days and will zoom past the $70 million mark today. The film is performing towards the higher end of expectations and will hope to hold up well going forward thanks in part to strong critical reviews and strong early word of mouth. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is currently running 28 percent ahead of the $54.48 million five-day start of 2006's Mission: Impossible III.
Universal's Minions took in $2.38 million on Tuesday. The 3D computer animated prequel from Illumination Entertainment was up 19 percent over Monday and down a solid 41 percent from last Tuesday. Minions has grossed an impressive $291.96 million in 26 days, which leaves the film just $8.04 million away from reaching the $300 million domestic milestone. The film currently trails the $306.81 million 26-day take of 2013's Despicable Me 2 by 5 percent.
Ant-Man grossed $2.24 million for the day. The Paul Rudd led 3D superhero film from Disney and Marvel increased 18.5 percent over Monday and decreased a sizable 48 percent from last Tuesday. Ant-Man has grossed a solid $136.46 million in 19 days, which places the film a very respectable 7 percent behind the $146.87 million 19-day take of 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.
Warner's Vacation followed closely behind with $2.18 million. The comedy franchise re-launch starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate was up 18 percent over Monday. Vacation has grossed a softer than expected $25.03 million through seven days of release. The film is currently running an underwhelming 19 percent behind the $30.83 million seven-day start of last year's Let's Be Cops.
Pixels held up fairly well on Tuesday with $2.10 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D action comedy from Sony was up 28 percent over Monday and down 43 percent from last Tuesday. However, Pixels continues to perform well below expectations with a twelve-day take of $49.46 million. That places the film a disappointing 42 percent behind the $85.38 million twelve-day haul of 2013's Grown Ups 2.