‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Is Expected to Blow Up the Box Office – That’s the Good News

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“Dead Reckoning” is getting universal praise from critics, but it will need that to turn a profit after pandemic production delays and budget inflation

Hayley Atwell and Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part 1" (Paramount)
"Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part 1" (Paramount)

Wednesday sees the release of a film with sky-high expectations: Paramount/Skydance’s “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning, Part One,” a film that marks Tom Cruise’s return to the summer box office to defend his title as the season’s champion after the near $1.5 billion global run of “Top Gun: Maverick” last year. But among the similarities surrounding the films’ releases, “Mission Impossible” does have some unique challenges between box office success and turning a profit.

Like “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Mission: Impossible 7” is heading into theaters with a huge load of momentum, as critics have hailed the film as the epitome of the term “summer blockbuster” and have given it a 98% Rotten