Tom Cruise is still succeeding with his Mission Impossible franchise, as the series earned $76 million from 56 markets for an overseas total of approximately $205 million this weekend.
Thus far, the film has made $328 million at the box office against a $178 million budget. And, not only has it been a smash hit at the box office, but critics have gave it overwhelming praise, with Rotten Tomatoes giving it a total score of 97%.
Other critics are even going so far as saying it might be one of the greatest action films of all time. Metacritic described the latest Tom Cruise film as garnering “universal acclaim.”
As it was previously reported, the latest installment of Mission Impossible has mostly been successful with an older demographic, more with Generation X rather than the millennials.
The first film, Mission Impossible, starred Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in 1996 – which became the third highest earning film of 1996 – so the vast majority of Generation-X’ers grew up with the film series, and many of those same fans rushed out to see Tom’s latest version of the popular action movie.
Dave Ehrlich, from Indiewire, gave the movie an “A” grade, and said it was perhaps one of the greatest action movies of all time. Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian, and The Express also gave it a good review.
Previously, Paramount said that around 60% of the opening night viewers were between the ages of 35 and 49. And the last Mission Impossible movie, Rogue Nation, had similar figures as well.
Movie, a film analytics company, said that the movie did exceedingly well with men over the age of 40, while the 18-30 age range did less than average.
On the other hand, The Fate Of The Furious, is an action movie that does much better with the millennial generation, which makes a little more sense, considering The Fast And The Furious franchise began in the early 2000’s.