The latest installment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise, titled “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” made its debut with impressive numbers, earning $80 million over a span of five days. However, it fell slightly short of industry expectations, accumulating $56.2 million during the three-day weekend, according to estimates from the studio.

The film’s strong international performance played a significant role in its success, generating $155 million from 70 markets. With a worldwide launch of $235 million, it ranked among the top global openings of the year. Despite this achievement, “Dead Reckoning Part One” couldn’t match the rapid momentum of last summer’s blockbuster hit, “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Anticipated to surpass the franchise’s previous installment, “Fallout,” which earned $61 million domestically in 2018, the seventh film in the series ultimately fell short of that record. It also failed to surpass the $57.8 million opening of “Mission: Impossible 2” in 2000.

Comparatively, the film’s opening-weekend performance closely resembled the lukewarm reception of Disney’s “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” The latter garnered $82 million over five days and $60 million over the three-day weekend in theaters across the United States and Canada. With a production budget of $290 million (excluding marketing expenses), Paramount and Skydance had higher expectations for the action-packed extravaganza.

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