Recently bumped from the top slot by the Chinese release of “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” the sixth opus in the Mission Impossible franchise has a made a comeback to once again lead the international box-office rankings. The action spy movie is closely followed by “Crazy Rich Asians” and this summer’s blockbuster “The Meg,” which, in the wake of a week of musical chairs, are now in second and third place, respectively.
Having sunk to fourth place last week, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” has made a comeback to take back the lead in global box-office rankings. Christopher McQuarrie’s film took in 96.1 million dollars on the first weekend of September, which contributed to a total of more than 647 million dollars since its release. Quite a feat for the film’s two heroes, Tom Cruise and Henry Cavill, who have just finished their press tour of China. The duo easily unseated the latest Marvel Studios release, “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” which went from first to fourth place in the rankings with 17.1 million dollars in receipts over the weekend. Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd will nonetheless be pleased with their film’s running total of 594 million dollars worldwide since its release two months ago.
“Crazy Rich Asians” has overtaken this summer’s blockbuster “The Meg.” With more than 32.6 million dollars, the film by Jon Chu with Michelle Yeoh (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) and Ken Jeong (“Community”) is ranked second. Just behind it comes the science fiction thriller “The Meg” by Jon Turteltaub, which grossed more than 28.2 million dollars at the weekend. Nonetheless, Jason Statham takes a step down on the podium from second to third position.
Spike Lee has continued to disappoint with his comedy drama “BlacKkKlansman”, which was not placed in the global box-office top 10 at the weekend. However, the film, which tells the tale of an African-American detective who sets out to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan, climbed a step to reach 12th position in the rankings with 8.9 million dollars of receipts at the weekend. And let’s not forget that Spike Lee’s latest won the Grand Prix at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in May 2018.
Global box-office top 10 (in millions of dollars) :
1. Mission: Impossible – Fallout – 96.1
2. Crazy Rich Asians – 32.6
3. The Meg – 28.2
4. Ant-Man and The Wasp – 17.1
5. Hotel Transylvania 3 – Summer Vacation – 13.8
6. Incredibles 2 – 12.7
7. Searching – 11.6
8. The Equalizer 2 – 11.4
9. Alpha – 11
10. Christopher Robin – 9.7