'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Dominates Weekend Box Office!

Censor Board Cuts Out Kashmir From 'Mission: Impossible – Fallout'

After denying permission to shoot in Kashmir, India censors scenes in Mission Impossible that name region

Starring Cruise alongside Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Henry Cavill and Angela Basset, it finds Cruise's Ethan Hunt and his team pursuing a consignment of stolen plutonium. Factoring in worldwide earnings - $92 million from 36 different markets - the latest Mission: Impossible flick amassed a total of $153.5 million, dethroning Mission: Impossible II, which debuted with $57.8 million back in 2000. "As long as Cruise can keep delivering the goods, Mission: Impossible is an annuity that will keep paying dividends for both Cruise and Paramount for years to come".

"Paramount was strategically flawless in their marketing and publicity game", said comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian. "They showed how important a star's presence is in marketing the movie early on".

India's Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has pulped references to Kashmir in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, the sixth film in Tom Cruise's action film.

Universal's Mamma Mia clung to the second spot for a second straight weekend, though its take was almost 60 per cent below its opening.

Censor Board Cuts Out Kashmir From 'Mission: Impossible – Fallout'

Sony's "The Equalizer 2" should snag third place also in its second frame with $13.65 million. It was a much steeper decline than the first film, which dropped only 36 per cent between its first and second weekends.

"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" took the fourth spot on the chart with $12.3 million. The film, which cost $178 million to produce, received excellent reviews from critics, and moviegoers gave it an A CinemaScore.

So far, in addition to the $61.5M domestic, "Fallout" has already earned $92M overseas for a current total of $153,500,000.

In fifth was a new release, Warner Bros.' family-friendly Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, at US$10.5 million, which Variety called slightly disappointing given the film's 90 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Where available, the latest global numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. "To the Movies", $10.5 million ($1 million international). The movie is produced and financed by Paramount and partner Skydance Productions, headed by David Ellison.

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