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“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” Conquers Weekend Box Office
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“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” Conquers Weekend Box Office

Mfonobong Akpan

Tom Cruise took his latest flick “Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation” to the top of the rankings for its opening weekend.

The fifth installment in the nearly 20-year-old film series has earned $56 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

It’s the second-highest opening for a “Mission” film since “Mission Impossible II” took in $57 million over Memorial Day weekend in 2000.

The Paramount and Skydance Productions film cost a reported $150 million to produce and should have no problem making up its budget, especially with overseas earnings.

“Vacation” with $14.9 million in earnings followed as number while number three for the weekend was “Ant-Man” at $12.6 million, followed by “Minions” at $12.2 million and “Pixels” at $10.4 million. “Trainwreck,” “Southpaw,” “Paper Towns,” “Inside Out,” and “Jurassic World” rounded out the top 10.