Christina Applegate

'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' beats 'Vacation' and 'Ant-Man' for top spot

"Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation" headed into the weekend with expectations of a $40-million opening in the U.S. and Canada, but Paramount Pictures on Sunday reported that its Tom Cruise film actually brought in an estimated $56 million. The film racked up $20.3 million in ticket sales Friday, and positive word of mouth propelled it through the weekend. SIGN UP for the free Indie Focus movies newsletter >> "We knew that we had a great movie," said Megan Colligan, Paramount's president of domestic marketing and distribution. "We made a decision at the end of January for this movie to open in the summer, but they were still shooting the movie way...