'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Debuts With Franchise Best, $61.5M Opening

Better with age? Tom Cruises latest Impossible tops box office

Henry Cavill tells us about his role in Christopher McQuarrie's "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" and how much fun he had filming.

Maybe, but Mission Impossible - Fallout, the sixth and latest stunt-filled edition of the Tom Cruise action franchise has topped the weekend box office in North America, outperforming the five earlier "Impossibles".

According to Hindustan Times, the Indian version of Mission: Impossible - Fallout does not have any explicit mention of Kashmir.

"Paramount did a masterful job of putting Cruise, the key asset for the 'Mission: Impossible, ' front and center in their marketing campaign and publicity for 'Fallout, '" said Paul Dergarabedian, senior analyst for comScore.

The Paramount film was also the second highest-grossing opening weekend for Cruise, eclipsed only by 2005's "War of the Worlds". Mission: Impossible II previously held that distinction, debuting with $57.8 million in 2000, while the most recent M:I movie, Rogue Nation, bowed to $55.5 million three years ago.

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Word-of-mouth looks to be promising as well as "Fallout" received some of the best reviews for the franchise, both from local and global critics.

The climax of the film is set in Kashmir and both director McQuarrie and star Tom Cruise have gone at length about featuring the region in the film.

The film analytics company, Movio, said that Rogue Nation, the last installment of Mission Impossible, did exceedingly well with men over the age of 40, while the age group between 18-30 performed below the average. The US box office is up 10.2% this summer from the same point in the season past year. It also easily beat all competition to take the No. 1 spot on the box office chart for the final weekend of July.

Angela Bassett discusses her role in Mission: Impossible - Fallout. "Plus, the fact that big-ticket Hollywood films are now released simultaneously in India ensures good traction if the buzz is positive globally, which is the case with Fallout". "To The Movies", which brought in $10.5 million.

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