Paramount reports that Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation added $5.2 million on Wednesday, giving the well-reviewed franchise sequel a six-day domestic tally of $74.74 million. That puts the film 2 percent ahead of the pace of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes and 30.5 percent ahead of 2006's Mission: Impossible III.
Minions held steady in second place yesterday with $1.75 million, down 38 percent from the same day last week. The animated prequel's domestic tally now stands at $293.7 million through 27 days of release as it approaches the $300 million threshold (which it will hit this coming weekend).
Vacation claimed third place yesterday with $1.66 million, off nearly 57 percent from its opening day last Wednesday. That gives the franchise revival an eight-day domestic sum of $26.69 million, putting it 45 percent behind the pace of 2013's We're the Millers.
In fourth place, Ant-Man was off 45 percent from last Wednesday to $1.65 million yesterday. The latest Marvel flick's domestic total stands at a healthy $138.1 million through 20 days of play.
In an impressive limited release debut, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' eased 19 percent from an already strong opening Tuesday to an estimated $1.6 million on Wednesday. With $3.57 million earned in two days from the pic's special engagement run, the anime release is performing well ahead of expectations.
In sixth place, Pixels added $1.46 million for a 39 percent Wednesday-to-Wednesday drop. The Adam Sandler video game pic has tallied an underwhelming $50.9 million through 13 days of release.
Meanwhile, Shaun the Sheep debuted with $852K million in 2,202 locations yesterday. Given the film's last minute release date change from Friday, it remains to be seen whether or not it can draw out a stronger family audience this weekend.