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'MI3' Cruises To Number One With Less-Than-Expected Box Office Results

May 8th, 2006 9:15am EDT favorite Add to My News
Mission: Impossible 3Tom Cruise's latest Mission: Impossible movie has under-performed at the box office, taking in $30 million less than experts predicted. The third movie in the all-action franchise still stormed to the top of the box office but fell short of expectations, grossing $48 million in its opening weekend. The critically acclaimed film was expected to debut in America with sales of at least $75 million.

That said, the movie, which also stars Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, still made $37 million more than second placed RV, which debuted at number one last weekend. Mission: Impossible III also performed well internationally and grossed a global haul of $70 million. The film has some way to go to break even - it reportedly cost $150 million to make.

Also debuting in the box office top 10 this week is horror film An American Haunting at number three and family film Hoot, which took in a poor $3.4 million to enter the list in ninth place. Ice Age: The Meltdown - the first film this year to break the $100 million mark in America - continues to perform well at the box office. The animated sequel grossed $4 million in its sixth week on release, taking its tally to a whopping $183.3 million.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)




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