Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible - Fallout Image Credit: AP

Audiences turned out this weekend to see Tom Cruise in his sixth run as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, which easily took the No 1 spot at the North American box office.

Studios on Sunday estimate that Fallout earned $61.5 million (Dh225.8 million) from 4,386 North American theatres. Not accounting for inflation, it’s a best for the series that has grossed more than $2.8 billion worldwide and one of Cruise’s biggest too.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again placed second with $15 million, while The Equalizer 2 fell to third with $14 million and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation took fourth with $12.3 million.

The animated Teen Titans Go! To the Movies was the only film to open against Fallout. The Warner Bros release earned $10.5 million and landed in fifth place.