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Mission: Impossible – Fallout released in several international markets over the weekend and it has put up a stunning show. The Tom Cruise movie, which has been directed by Christopher McQuarrie and also stars Henry Cavill in the lead, has surpassed box office expectations and earned a whopping $61.5 million at the US box office.

The domestic box office collection ranks Mission: Impossible 6 as the highest earning Mission: Impossible movie from the franchise. Good reviews and the franchise's death-defying stunts could be one of the many factors for Mission: Impossible – Fallout's success.

Film trade analysts had predicted that the movie would surpass Mission: Impossible 2's box office collection, which was the highest opening weekend grosser from the series until last weekend with $57.8 million collection. MI6 was predicted to earn $58 million to $60 million opening weekend collection. But the summer release crossed past the predicted box office collection on Sunday.

While MI6, which was released in 4,306 theatres in North America alone, has become the highest grossing MI movie, it has also become the second best opener of Cruise's career, The Hollywood Reporter shares.

Fallout stands behind Cruise's War of the Worlds, released in 2005. The movie opened a spectacular $64.9 million.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout international box office collection:

Fallout has earned the number one spot in almost all international markets. Box Office Mojo reports that the movie has registered $92 million global box office collection. The highest international market contribution comes from South Korea ($24.6 million) followed by the UK ($9 million), India ($7 million), Indonesia ($5.5 million) and Taiwan ($5.4 million).

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Tom Cruise makes a special theater visit at the 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Seoul Screening at Lotte Cinema on July 17, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea.Getty Images

While Mission: Impossible 6 won the weekend box office, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and The Equalizer 2 took the second and third spot respectively. The weekend earning looks like this:

1. Mission: Impossible — Fallout — $61.5 million

2. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again — $15 million

3. The Equalizer 2 — $14 million

4. Hotel Transylvania 3 — $12.3 million

5. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies — $10.5 million

6. Ant-Man and the Wasp 2 — $8.4 million

7. Incredibles 2 — $7.2 million

8. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — $6.8 million

9. Skyscraper — $5.4 million

10. The First Purge — $2.2 million