German Box Office: 'Mission: Impossible' Retains Top Spot

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Still 4 - H 2015
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Still 4 - H 2015

Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck' is the best new entry as 'Fantastic Four' flops.

Tom Cruise continued his reign over the German box-office charts as Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation easily won its second weekend running, earning an additional $2.4 million (€2.2 million).

Global Grosses 8/16/15

Rentrak Actuals for Weekend of 8/16/15
Weekend Cume
1. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation $63.1M $373.4M
2. Straight Outta Compton $56.1M $56.1M
3. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. $25.5M $25.5M
4. Fantastic Four $24.2M $102.1M
5. Go Away Mr. Tumor $21.5M $29.3M
6. Minions $20.2M $957.4M
7. Veteran $18.3M $44.0M
8. Pixels $15.4M $155.6M
9. Inside Out $13.4M $667.0M
10. Brothers: Blood Against Blood $13.0M $13.0M

That brought take the Paramount title to a total take of around $6 million in the country — enough to easily beat out all contenders. Rogue Nation benefited from a break in the heat wave that sent German audiences out of theaters and into beer gardens in the past weeks.

Behind the latest Mission: Impossible was Universal's animated hit Minions, which earned another $2.1 million (€1.9 million) in its sixth frame. The Despicable Me prequel has made more than $55 million in Germany and is the most successful title released in the country so far this year.

Amy Schumer's Trainwreck earned a respectable $1.06 million (€960,000) in its debut weekend, good enough for the fourth spot behind Minions and holdover Pixels. The rom-com beat out Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and comic book reboot Fantastic Four, the latter underwhelming with a $577,000 (€520.000) debut weekend.

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