Weekend Box Office Review for July 31st-August 2nd

By on August 2, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

This weekend Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was clearly #1 at the box office as it opened at $56 million to be one of Tom Cruise's biggest opening weekends ever. Opening in 2nd was Vacation which didn't get very good reviews and only pulled in just under $15 million. Ant-Man is hanging in there at #3 but won't end up making as much as Minions which is still at #4. Besides the two newcomers debuting at #1 and #2 this week, no other new movie was anywhere near the Top 10. Next week the blockbuster Fantastic Four opens. Here is a breakdown of the top movie money makers for this past weekend…

#1: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Weekend Gross: $56 million

Total Gross: $56 million

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Starring: Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt ($470 million net worth), Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, Jeremy Renner as William Brandt ($35 million net worth) and Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn ($20 million net worth).

Average Rating: 8.9/10

Budget: $150 Million

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#2: Vacation

Weekend Gross: $14.9 million

Total Gross: $21.2 million

Director: John Francis Daley ($1.5 million net worth)

Starring: Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold ($20 million net worth), Christina Applegate as Debbie Griswold ($20 million net worth), Skyler Gisondo as James Griswold, Leslie Mann as Audrey Crandall ($18 million net worth) and Chris Hemsworth as Stone Crandall ($50 million net worth).

Average Rating: 4.9/10

Budget: $31 Million

#3: Ant-Man

Weekend Gross: $12.6 million

Total Gross:  $132.1 million

Director: Peyton Reed

Starring: Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man ($25 million net worth), Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym ($300 million net worth), Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket ($3 million net worth), and Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne ($15 million net worth).

Average Rating: 8.4/10

Budget: $130 million

#4: Minions

Weekend Gross: $12.2 million

Total Gross: $287.4 million

Director: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin

Starring (voices): Sandra Bullock as Scarlett Overkill ($200 million net worth), Jon Hamm as Herb Overkill ($30 million net worth), Michael Keaton as Walter Nelson ($15 million net worth), Allison Janney as Madge Nelson ($4 million net worth), and Steve Coogan as Professor Flux/Tower Guard ($12 million net worth).

Average Rating: 6.3/10

Budget: $74 million

 #5: Pixels

Weekend Gross: $10.4 million

Total Gross: $45.6 million

Director: Chris Columbus ($50 million net worth)

Starring: Adam Sandler as Brenner ($340 million net worth), Kevin James as Cooper ($80 million net worth), Michelle Monaghan as Violet ($16 million net worth) and Peter Dinklage as Eddie ($10 million net worth).

Average Rating: 4.3/10

Budget: $88 Million

#6: Trainwreck

Weekend Gross: $9.7 million

Total Gross:  $79.7 million

Director: Judd Apatow ($90 million net worth)

Starring: Amy Schumer as Amy ($1 million net worth), Bill Hader as Dr. Aaron Conners ($8 million net worth), Brie Larson as Kim ($2 million net worth), and John Cena as Steven ($35 million net worth).

Average Rating: 7.7/10

Budget: $35 million

#7: Southpaw

Weekend Gross: $7.5 million

Total Gross: $31.6 million

Director: Antoine Fuqua ($18 million net worth)

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy Hope ($65 million net worth), Rachel McAdams as Maureen Hope ($14 million net worth), Forest Whitaker as Tick Wills ($40 million net worth) and 50 Cent as Jordan Mains ($15 million net worth).

Average Rating: 7.2/10

Budget: $30 Million

#8: Paper Towns

Weekend Gross: $4.6 million

Total Gross: $23.8 million

Director: Jake Schreier

Starring: Nat Wolff as Quentin ($3 million net worth), Cara Delevingne as Margo ($12 million net worth), Austin Abrams as Ben and Halston Sage as Lacey ($3 million net worth).

Average Rating: 6.6/10

Budget: $12 Million

#9: Inside Out

Weekend Gross: $4.5 million

Total Gross:  $329.6 million

Director: Pete Docter ($5 million net worth)

Starring (voices): Amy Poehler as Joy ($18 million net worth), Phyllis Smith as Sadness ($7 million net worth), Richard Kind as Bing Bong ($2.5 million net worth), Bill Hader as Fear ($8 million net worth), Lewis Black as Anger ($1.5 million net worth), and Mindy Kaling as Disgust ($15 million net worth).

Average Rating: 9.4/10

Budget: $175 million

#10: Jurassic World

Weekend Gross: $3.8 million

Total Gross:  $631.5 million

Director: Colin Trevorrow ($5 million net worth)

Starring: Chris Pratt as Owen Grady ($20 million net worth), Vincent D'Onofrio as Vic Hoskins ($16 million net worth), Ty Simpkins as Gray Mitchell ($2 million net worth), Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing ($15 million net worth), Nick Robinson as Zach Mitchell ($3 million net worth), and B.D. Wong as Henry Wu ($8 million net worth).

Average Rating:  7.7/10

Budget: $150 million

Articles Written by B. George Young
B. George Young is a freelance writer who was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Northern Arizona with a degree in humanities. George is an amateur DJ who spends lots of time watching sports. Follow him on Twitter.
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