‘Mission Impossible’ climbs to box office glory


New release “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” cruised to the head of the box office, beating out fellow debut “Vacation” for top honors, according to industry estimates Sunday.

The fifth installment of the Blockbuster franchise stars Hollywood heavyweight Tom Cruise as a top-secret agent battling a rogue global organization that is trying to destroy the International Monetary Fund.

The action-thriller raked in $56 million in its inaugural weekend, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.

In second place was the comedy misadventure “Vacation,” starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and comedy veteran Chevy Chase about a family holiday gone awry.

The debut came in far behind the top flick with $14.9 million.

Last week’s first-placed film, Marvel action flick “Ant-Man” starring Paul Rudd as a superhero, fell to third with $12.6 million after three weeks in theaters.

In fourth was animated comedy “Minions,” featuring three yellow mischief-making creatures from the film’s first installment “Despicable Me,” bringing in $12.2 million.

Not far behind was fellow animated film “Pixels,” about aliens who attack Earth after intercepting video games, earning $10.4 million.

Amy Schumer’s racy comedy “Trainwreck,” directed by Judd Apatow, about a boozy commitment-phobe who’s finally pinned down by a smitten doctor, fell to sixth place with $9.7 million.

In seventh was “Southpaw,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer at the end of his bruising career, which brought in $7.5 million.

The number eight spot went to drama-mystery “Paper Towns” about a road trip to find a missing girl next door, with $4.6 in ticket sales.

The Disney animated flick “Inside Out” slid to ninth, netting $4.5 million its seventh week in North American cinemas.

Rounding out the top ten was the ever-popular dinosaur Blockbuster “Jurassic World,” which raked in $3.8 million.

The dino thriller has become the third biggest global hit of all times, according to Exhibitor Relations.

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  1. Avatar Yakub November 29th, 2011 at 5:57 am

    There is nothing to stop arrest Bashir, I hope the ambassador to be save, and after that what is going to be  happening next? for Sudan government about ICC thanks!!.

  2. Avatar Newtonkuloba November 29th, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Sudan is a rogue state and someone should tell them that the Kenyan judiciary is independent of the executive. Nkt 

  3. Avatar Tools November 29th, 2011 at 6:17 am

    This is the judiciary we craved for, not beholden to political masters but willing to interpret the law independently…

  4. Avatar Mipesa12 November 29th, 2011 at 7:07 am

    am proud to be Kenyan!

  5. Avatar kithiiia November 29th, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I love sudan,though im akenyan.most of of agric.produce is sold off in sudan,and we get petroleum products in return,our brothers earn their daily bread on transiting goods with long trucks to Sudan daily.bashir didn’t threaten kenya,y worry about her bedroom affairs in expense of livelihoods

    1. Avatar Asture November 29th, 2011 at 8:58 am

      You are right, may be we can learn something from North Sudan (GDP $62 billion, ours a paltry $35billion) instead of antagonising them!

  6. Avatar Babu November 29th, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Before you issue such rulings, consider the repurcussions and also make consultations. There are many Kenyans working in Sudan with INGO’s and UN. The warrant of arrest was issued by ICC, so let it be a headache for ICC. How many other countries haven’t effected the warrant???

  7. Avatar Little Hiti November 29th, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Finally Someone has the balls to Tell Off The Monster from Sudan, political establishment must hiding and chewing their fingers on how they will tell the Public that they intended to disregard the order to save their preferred murdered , on the Surface it looks like a decision that should not have been made. But Its the Right Call, Courts have no business being politically sensitive…not esp for a creature like Bashir who maybe in 3-10 years will die like a rat. Like that Other famous Rat died. Kissing Bashir’s backside will not stop his continued plunder and murder of anything that he can gets his hands on. Bashir understands only 1 thing….War!, its the Only way he can understand and get to the negotiating table on anything…everyone wishes it were different but that’s the Bashir reality.Murder and Rape for (non-arabs and dissenting Arabs). Then War it is before settlement.
    South Sudan is now independent, but its a long way from being safe from the evil Bashir represents. They must Arm and be ready for the regular and extensive border skirmishes the North will always make on the South, to undermine its stability.  That is the Reality of Having Bashir as president of the North.

  8. Avatar Mazzdark November 29th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    What a hysterical middle eastern overreaction, not cool headed at all….smacks of attempted intimidation even….Anyway North Sudan needs us more than we need them.

  9. Avatar Hmusyoki November 29th, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Did they expect the Kenyan executive arm to reverse the judiciary’s ruling in Kenya???

  10. Avatar Macabre November 29th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Bravo Kenya. You can call Kenya whatever name roll out of your vile, dirty rotten mouth, but right thinking people know that this is for the 300,000 + people who lost their lives, others have been maimed and many atrocities committed by this zinjathropus Africanus , Al Bashir.
    Many of the Sudanese living abroad passed through Kenya to get where they are now. For some Sudanese to claim that Kenya is a crap hole, why don’t you go back to Sudan and stay there with your ashy fingers on that keyboard and see if you will remain free as you are now.
    Now we know Bashir got mad and kicked the Kenyan embassy out, and also helped Kenya kick the sudanese embassy even far awayyyyy. So what’s the big deal? No oil deal for Kenya, as if, and no food for North Sudan. Kenyan missionaries will return but Sudanese people will not dare set foot in North Sudan until Bashir is gone.
    Bashir’s days are numbered, just like Saddam, Osama, Mubarak, Charles Taylor etc. He most likely will end up dead somewhere in Juba.

  11. Avatar MamboFit November 29th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Kenya ALL the way. Its time to weed out crazy/psychos/retards etc etc from Sweet Africa! Love my Kenya for G.
    “Ewe Kenya Nchi yangu Oh nitakupenda daima”….Zilizopendwa.

  12. Avatar Anonymous November 29th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    This is one move that should have been made ages ago… The executive should have made the first move as a sign of the new Katiba…it is not business as usual… Kenya, we are washing, cleaning, sweeping, trimming, landsacping, reparing, rebuilding…out goes trash… 

  13. Avatar Yakub November 29th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Bahsir still  need  to bomb civilians, but SRF will fight his government, and bring him other wise will be come Libya because he doen’t want to surrender to  ICC thanks!!.

  14. Avatar Elijah Andika November 29th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Let us wait and see what the ICC will do over that!


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