No surprises at #1 as "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" earns the #1 spot with 56 million and slightly above expectations. Word-of-mouth is strong on the film and it should finish way north of 100 mil cume if not close to 200. New at #2 is the remake/sequel, "Vacation" with 14.9 (5-day gross, opened on Wednesday 7/29) mil and pretty much at our expectation. Movies of this nature coming off an already classic tend to lack the numbers. Holding ground at #3 is "Ant-Man" with an extra 12.6 mil and crawling its way to 150 mil. Doing well at #4 is "Minions" with another 12.2 mil and very close to 300 mil cume. It could get it by the end of next weekend. Rounding off the top 5 is "Pixels" with 10.4 mil and just trying to break even but will fall very short.
New movies next week:
FOUR new wide releases this coming week so let's jump right in! Up first is another remake of a fair movie, "Fantastic Four" returns with a new cast and storyline, probably will get about 2800 screens and could open in the 40+ range. Many are skeptical but I think it looks to be a solid action film. On a semi-wide release of about 1800 is "Ricki and the Flash" which could hit 10 mil. New studio STX presents "The Gift" with around 2000+ screens and might hit 20 but for the freshman studio may not be a great first film for them. Rounding off the week is "Shaun the Sheep" spin-off from the famed Wallace and Gromit series. Looks cute and funny, should be mid-teens to maybe 20 for the week.
*numbers sourced by Box Office Analyst