After six weeks, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is closing in on the $550 million mark in global box office earnings.
Collider reports that Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is close to reaching a major box office achievement, even though it faced tough competition and a challenging beginning. After six weeks in cinemas, the movie is on the verge of exceeding $550 million globally, which would surpass the total earnings of Mission: Impossible 2 from 2000.
In its sixth weekend, the film raked in $2.7 million in the domestic market and an impressive $6.2 million internationally. This boosted its total earnings to $541 million, inching ever closer to the coveted $550 million milestone. This achievement comes on the heels of a fierce box office competition, with Dead Reckoning Part One going head-to-head with heavyweights like Barbenheimer’s Barbie and Oppenheimer. While this figure is commendable, it falls short when compared to the franchise’s other installments, such as Ghost Protocol ($694 million), Rogue Nation ($683 million), and the franchise high-point, Fallout ($786 million).
Dead Reckoning Part One carries a substantial budget of $290 million, primarily attributed to pandemic-related costs. To turn a profit, the film must surpass the $600 million mark. This financial challenge adds extra strain to a movie already facing a tough competition, as it premieres just ten days before the formidable releases of Barbie and Oppenheimer. Additionally, the loss of all IMAX screens to Oppenheimer further complicates its box office prospects.