NORTH AMERICA: 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation' Passes $115M After Leading Tuesday with $4.56M; 'Fantastic Four' Crawls Past $30M Mark After $2.94M Daily Take
on August 12, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation took in $4.56 million on Tuesday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise led action franchise has now topped the daily box office for eleven of the past twelve days. Rogue Nation was up a healthy 38 percent over Monday and down 37 percent from last Tuesday. It should be noted that Tuesday's daily holds were especially strong in general, which was likely due in part to summer vacation now nearing its end for many students. Rogue Nation continues to run in line with expectations with a solid twelve-day gross of $115.64 million. That places the film 30 percent ahead of the $88.92 million twelve-day take of 2006's Mission: Impossible III and 3 percent ahead of the $115.64 million twelve-day total of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Fantastic Four continued its poor start with a second place take of $2.94 million. Fox's relaunch attempt of the Marvel superhero franchise was up 30 percent over Monday. Fantastic Four passed the $30 million mark yesterday and has grossed just $30.88 million through five days of release. The film is performing far below pre-release expectations and is very likely to continue to fall off quickly as a result of poor critical reviews, toxic word of mouth and built-in front-loading to begin with. Fantastic Four is running a disappointing 55 percent behind the $69.05 million five-day start of 2007's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Minions was up two spots and a very strong 68 percent from Monday to move into third place on Tuesday with $1.86 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated prequel from Universal and Illumination Entertainment was down only 22 percent from last Tuesday. While Minions has been front-loaded throughout its run, the film has had especially strong daily holds on Tuesdays. Minions is the fifth highest grossing release of 2015 thus far with an impressive 33-day gross of $305.77 million.
STX Entertainment's The Gift was down one spot from Monday to place in fourth with $1.74 million. The Joel Edgerton directed thriller starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton increased 29 percent over Monday's performance. The Gift has grossed $14.95 million in five days, as the low-budget film continues to exceed expectations thanks in part to strong critical reviews. The film is performing very similar to the $15.19 million five-day start of The Giver last August and will hope to duplicate the strong holding power of that film going forward.
Ant-Man was up an impressive 39 percent and one spot over Monday to round out Tuesday's top five with $1.52 million. In the process, the Paul Rudd led 3D superhero film from Disney and Marvel surpassed the $150 million domestic mark yesterday. Ant-Man has grossed $150.13 million in 26 days, which places the film just 6 percent behind the $159.01 million 26-day take of 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.
Meanwhile, new wide releases Ricki and the Flash and Shaun the Sheep Movie took in respective daily grosses of $1.19 million and $1.01 million. Both films experienced strong daily increases, as Sony's Ricki and the Flash was up 55 percent over Monday and Lionsgate's was up 67 percent. Ricki and the Flash has grossed $8.57 million in five days and Shaun the Sheep Movie has grossed $7.23 million in seven days, as both films are performing a bit below their already modest expectations.