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'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' tops weekend with $56 million

'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' tops weekend with $56 million

"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. "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 into spring. It was a Herculean effort to get this movie out....

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