The sixth instalment of the successful Mission Impossible franchise is set for a worldwide release this Friday. The film starring Tom Cruise in lead is one of the most successful Hollywood franchises in India and is expected to take a promising start at the Box-Office. Action as a genre works big time in India, and being a franchise, Mission Impossible already has a fixed set of audience who would come out to watch the film on Friday.
The previous instalment of the franchise, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation released in 2015 and took a good start at the Box-Office. The film collected approximately Rs 8 crore (Including Paid Previews) on its opening day with the paid previews contributing around Rs 1.50 crore. The film released in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and the weekend collections stood at Rs 25.25 crore. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation ended its run at the Box-Office in India at Rs 48 crore, and the not so promising trend was mainly due to the mixed word of mouth.
3 Years after Rogue Nation comes Mission Impossible: Fallout. The film is carrying tremendous reports from the West with ratings on Rotten Tomatoes standing at 96% fresh. The reviews suggest that this is not just the best film from the franchise but also the best action film ever made in Hollywood. The general buzz around the film is extremely positive across the globe and even the trailer has fetched a positive response. Fallout is also the first film from the franchise to be shot in 3D, and this factor not just adds on to the excitement but will also contribute to the revenue due to hiked ticket rates.
If Fallout gets footfalls similar to Rogue Nation on its opening day, the collections will most certainly cross the double-digit mark. The year by year inflation, GST factor and 3D benefit will help the film sail past the Rs 10 crore mark in India, and this is something that the trade has been expecting from this action entertainer. Since positive word of mouth is expected, the biz should multiply over the weekend, and the expected weekend total is anywhere in the range of Rs. 35 to 40 crore. But this will happen, only if the film touches the double-digit mark on Friday.
In terms of top opening day collections of 2018, the Fallout will be looking to challenge the opening day collections of Pad Man, Raid and Veeray Di Wedding. It also stands a solid chance to go past the opening day collections of Deadpool 2 and emerge the 6th biggest opener of the year in India. The main territories for Mission Impossible: Fallout will be Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore, however being an action film, even the mass centres playing the Hindi dubbed version should record reasonable occupancy.
Top Opening Day of 2018:
Sanju: Rs 34.75 crore
Avengers: Infinity War: Rs 31.30 crore
Race 3: Rs 28.50 crore
Baaghi 2: Rs 25.10 crore
Padmaavat: Rs 24 crore (Including Paid Previews)
Deadpool 2: Rs 11.25 crore
Veere Di Wedding: Rs Rs 10.70 crore
Pad Man: Rs 10.26 crore
Raid: Rs 10.04 crore
Dhadak: Rs 8.71 crore