With summer flying by at a rapid rate, a Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation was placed upon our nation of moviegoers. The mission they chose to accept? To make the latest Tom Cruise action-packed vehicle this weekend’s ultimate box-office showstopper, sending the sequel hero straight to the top. A nostalgia-inspired Vacation was naturally in order for this week’s hardworking cast, who learned a road trip may not provide the most scenic view but can offer some entertaining, big-screen success. Also stopping the scenic show, to a lesser but no less heroic extent was Ant-Man, who graciously relinquished his rogue status (as well as his movie champ title). The Pixels proved to be champions in their own right, at least over the arcade arena while the misguided Minions wanted nothing more than a villain-filled stadium to call their evil own. Happily, all of our troubled and too-good-to-be true stars felt right at home in their role playing.
The fight of good versus evil (i.e. sequel success vs. box-office bombs) played on this sizzling summer weekend. Rolling along on a homespun mission of make-believe, our characters rose to the formidable challenge, proving it is possible to have endless fun in the most imaginary of nations.
Which of our impossibly entertaining stories made you a believer?
Estimated Box Office Results:
- Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation $56 million.
- Vacation $14.9 million.
- Ant-Man $12.6 million.
- Minions $12.2 million.
- Pixels $10.4 million.