Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation tops US box office


Tom Cruise's latest blockbuster Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation has topped the US box office this weekend, raking in an impressive $56m.

Only the John Woo direction Mission Impossible II debuted with higher figures, taking in $57.8m in 2000.

Rogue Nation sees Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his colleagues battling to take down a sinister organisation named The Syndicate.

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Outside of the US, the film debuted to even better box office figures, raking in £121m globally. The UK proved to be the film's biggest box office with takings of £8.7m.

The comedy Vacation, an update of the National Lampoon's Vacation series of movies, opened in second place but with a disappointing $14.8m. The film stars Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold and Christina Applegate as his wife Debbie. There are also cameos from the movie franchise's original stars, Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo.

Ant Man earned another $12.6m cementing third place, having taken a total of $132m at the box office since its release. Animanted sequel Minions took in another $12m to secure fourth spot. The movie has now raked in just over $287m at the box office. Adam Sandler's latest CGI blockbuster, Pixels, was in fifth place with takings of $10.4m, having earned a total of $45m since its release.