The Tom Cruise-led “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” was No. 1 at the box office on Friday, raking in $16.55 million, according to IMDB’s Box Office Mojo.
The action spy flick, which the Post lauded as “summer’s best movie,” was released in select theaters on Monday, with a wider release on Wednesday.
“Sound of Freedom,” which is in third last week, moved up to the No. 2 spot, earning close to $7.5 million.
The film is based on the true story of Timothy Ballard, a former Department of Homeland Security agent who busts a child sexual abuse ring in Colombia. The Post reported that some liberal media outlets consider it to be a QAnon dog whistle.
In third place is the supernatural-horror “Insidious: The Red Door,” which earned $4.15 million. It was released last Friday, and on its opening weekend, brought in $32.65 million in domestic sales, the second highest opening weekend for the franchise, according to Forbes.
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” which was in second place last week, fell to fourth, with a $3.3 million take. Collider said the film’s “reliance on nostalgia led to its (Temple of) Doom.”
Pixar’s “Elemental” came in fifth close to a month after its June 16 release, with $2.6 million in sales.