HOLLYWOOD—”Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” the sixth of the series, was released on July 27 with record-breaking numbers pulling in nearly $62 million this weekend at the box office. Tom Cruise has been the leading star in the franchise for over 20 years since the first film was released in 1996. The franchise has been successful throughout its time with big box office weekends in the past, its predecessor, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” earned $55 million during its debut weekend.
Fans have wondered whether the franchise will end with the death of Ethan Hunt, but during his interview with Cinema Blend, the actor denied the rumors stating, “That will never happen. Never. Never.” The stunt-filled movie received a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This is the second largest opening ever for Cruise during his career. The Steven Spielberg remake of “War of the Worlds” is still the actor’s largest opening for a film with $64 million.
The 56-year-old doesn’t seem to be slowed down by age. He continues to perform stunts for the movies and even after a mishap which resulted in him breaking his ankle that delayed filming for “Fallout” for several weeks. Cruise climbed the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world for “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.”