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Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One earned the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend. Gage Skidmore/Flickr

According to Box Office Mojo, 'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One' claimed the number one spot at the box office during its opening weekend.

The film garnered $56.2 million in domestic sales from Friday to Sunday, and its total earnings since its Wednesday debut reached $80 million.

This achievement marks a new record within the franchise.

However, the film fell short of meeting expectations considering its substantial $300 million budget.

'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One', the seventh installment in the franchise, narrowly missed the projected earnings of $85 to $95 million during its five-day U.S. opening starting from Wednesday.

Nonetheless, the film achieved a significant feat by setting a new franchise record for five-day earnings compared to previous Mission: Impossible films.

According to BoxOffice Mojo, 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' earned $77.5 million during its initial five days in theaters in 2018, while 'Mission: Impossible II' accumulated $78.8 million within the same time period back in 2000.

'Dead Reckoning Part One' fell behind 'Fallout' and 'Mission: Impossible II' in terms of Friday-to-Sunday sales.

However, it outperformed other films in the franchise during its opening weekend, surpassing the original 'Mission: Impossible' from 1996 and 'Rogue Nation' from 2015.

It's important to note that Paramount has released some films in the series on Wednesdays while others have premiered on Fridays.

Since its release, 'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One' has earned an additional $155 million from international markets, resulting in a global total of $235 million.

Variety reports that the production cost of 'Dead Reckoning Part One', the latest Mission: Impossible film, amounted to $300 million before accounting for marketing expenses.

The film marks the return of the franchise after a five-year gap since the previous installment.

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, it features a star-studded cast including Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Vanessa Kirby, Henry Czerny, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, and Simon Pegg. 'Dead Reckoning Part One' has received critical acclaim, with a 96% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and an audience score of 94%.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tom Cruise also had significant success with the release of the highly anticipated 'Top Gun: Maverick', which ranked as the second highest-grossing film in terms of U.S. sales during the post-Covid era.

In its second weekend in theaters, 'Sound of Freedom' climbed to the No. 2 position, grossing $27 million from Friday to Sunday, as reported by Box Office Mojo.

However, the film has faced criticism for its portrayal of child exploitation and the involvement of its lead actor with QAnon. Despite the controversy, 'Sound of Freedom' has accumulated $85 million in box office earnings over the course of two weeks, Forbes reported.

Meanwhile, 'Insidious: The Red Door' dropped to the No. 3 spot, generating $13 million in its second weekend at the box office.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the horror film has earned a total of $58 million domestically.

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