Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation eased 44 percent from last Wednesday to $2.93 million yesterday as it remained in first place. Strong word of mouth continues to drive the well-reviewed fifth entry in the Tom Cruise franchise. With $118.57 million in the bank domestically through 13 days of release, the pic is pacing 3 percent ahead of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and 31 percent ahead of Mission: Impossible III.
In second place yesterday, Fantastic Four grossed $1.67 million in its sixth day of play. That gives it a domestic tally of $32.55 million so far, unfortunately putting it 56 percent behind the pace of 2007's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
In third place, sleeper hit The Gift pulled $1.13 million on Wednesday. That gives the well-received thriller from new distributor STX Entertainment a six-day total of $16.08 million, putting it just 1 percent behind the pace of last year's The Giver.
In fourth, Minions added $1.06 million yesterday for a 39.5 percent week-to-week drop. The animated prequel's domestic tally now stands at $306.8 million.
Ant-Man took fifth on Wednesday with another $0.99 million, off 40 percent from last week. The latest Marvel pic's domestic haul now stands at $151.1 million.
Meanwhile, Ricki and the Flash added $0.79 million yesterday to give it a six-day haul of $9.36 million, while Shaun the Sheep banked $0.555 million for an eight-day total of $7.78 million.