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Learn English Through the News – Cruise’s Latest ‘Mission: Impossible’ Is a Huge No. 1, Lifting Paramount

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Cruise’s Latest ‘Mission: Impossible’ Is a Huge No. 1, Lifting Paramount

A sequel (phần kế tiếp) to a sequel to a sequel. An action star five years older than Wilford Brimley was when he made the retiree-focused “Cocoon.” A down-on-its-luck studio written off as a major player by much of Hollywood.

“Mission: Impossible — Fallout (Sụp đổ),” starring Tom Cruise, 56, and made by Paramount Pictures, could have easily turned into a sad commentary (bình luận) on the state of moviedom (công nghiệp điện ảnh) in the age of Marvel and Netflix. Instead, “Fallout” arrived as a cultural thunderclap, receiving joyous (vui mừng) reviews from critics, stirring (khuấy động) lively ticket-buyer conversation online and taking in a stout $61.5 million over its first three days in North American theaters.

Overseas, “Fallout” collected an additional $92 million.

“I’m seeing the numbers come in from around the world, and they’re just fantastic,” Jim Gianopulos, who took over as Paramount’s chairman last year, said by telephone early Sunday from Greece, where he has a home. He credited Mr. Cruise, who did his own stunts (pha nguy hiểm), and Christopher McQuarrie, who directed and wrote “Fallout.” “It’s a mature franchise (nhượng quyền), but they have kept it incredibly fresh,” Mr. Gianopulos said.

The 22-year-old “Mission: Impossible” film series, which is based on the 52-year-old TV show, does not have the same financial power it once did. In 2000, “Mission: Impossible II” collected $86.3 million in initial domestic ticket sales, after adjusting for inflation. And profitability (lợi nhuận) for “Fallout” is still a long way off. The film cost Paramount and its financing partners, including David Ellison’s Skydance Media, roughly $320 million to make and market worldwide.

The reception for “Fallout” was impressive nonetheless, improving on opening-weekend ticket sales for its 2015 predecessor (người tiền nhiệm), “Rogue Nation,” even after adjusting for inflation (lạm phát). (“Rogue Nation” ultimately took in $736 million worldwide.) “Fallout” also received stronger reviews — an achievement of critical importance for the franchise going forward; if audiences are satisfied with one sequel, they are likely to go to the next one.

Ticket buyers gave “Fallout” an A grade in Cinema Score exit polls. It was the highest grade in the franchise’s history.

The film’s success recertifies Mr. Cruise as an A-list star after wobbly (không kiên định)  turnout for his last drama, “American Made,” and the failure of his last big-budget film, “The Mummy.”

And Paramount now has undeniable momentum — something the historic studio, which is owned by Viacom, has not mustered (tập trung) in years. The unconventional thriller “A Quiet Place” became a smash hit in April. “Book Club,” aimed at older women, has been a sleeper success. Coming up later this year: “Nobody’s Fool,” a comedy that marks Tiffany Haddish’s first major role since her breakout performance in “Girls Trip,” and a spinoff (chương trình dẫn xuất) of the “Transformers” series called “Bumblebee.”

Paramount is still in last place among Hollywood’s six biggest movie studios in terms of domestic market share, but Mr. Gianopulos has returned Paramount to modest profitability. He has also pushed ahead long-gestating movies like “Top Gun: Maverick,” which stars Mr. Cruise in a return to his role from the 1986 original and is scheduled for release next July.

“You’re always just a few good movies from turning things around,” Mr. Gianopulos said.

Many cinephiles (người nghiền phim) bemoan sequels, but the masses still seem avid for them. Sequels have been No. 1 for the last seven weekends running: “Fallout,” “Hotel Transylvania 3,” “The Equalizer 2,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Incredibles 2” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” which placed first twice.

At the same time, nonsequels like “Life of the Party,” starring Melissa McCarthy, and “Skyscraper,” starring Dwayne Johnson, have fizzled. (“Skyscraper” has made up ground in China, where it has taken in $85.3 million.)

For the weekend in North America, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” (Universal) was second, taking in about $15 million, for a two-week total of $70.4 million, according to comScore, which compiles box-office data. “The Equalizer 2” (Sony) collected $14 million, lifting its two-week total to $64.2 million.

Besides “Fallout,” the only film to arrive in wide release over the weekend was “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies,” a low-budget animated movie that took in an estimated $10.5 million, continuing a quiet summer for Warner Bros.

Vocabulary Highlights

Sequel (n) /ˈsiː.kwəl/ a book, film, or play that continues the story of a previous book

I’m reading the sequel to “Gone with the Wind”.

Fallout (n) /ˈfɔːl.aʊt/ the unpleasant results or effects of an action or event

The political fallout of the revelations has been immense.

Commentary (n) /ˈkɒm.ən.tər.i/ a spoken description of an event on the radio or television that is broadcast as the event happens

The commentary on the Olympic Games was much better on the other channel.

Moviedom (n) / ˈmuːvɪdəm/ the film industry

The observer who called him the “indestructible, incorruptible Galahad of moviedom” was not too far wrong.

Joyous (adj) /ˈdʒɔɪ.əs/ full of joy; very happy

If you won the lottery, you’d probably feel joyous.

Stirring (adj) /ˈstɜː.rɪŋ/ the beginning of something, such as an emotion or thought

She felt a faint stirring of envy when she heard that one of her colleagues had been promoted.

Stunt (n) /stʌnt/ an exciting action, usually in a film, that is dangerous or appears dangerous

Tom Cruise has performed his own stunts for Mission Impossible 2, defying warnings from professionals.

Franchise (n) /ˈfræn.tʃaɪz/ a right to sell a company’s products in a particular area using the company’s name

He lost the franchise after failing to meet the specified standards.

Profitability (n) /ˌprɒfɪtəˈbɪlɪti/ the situation in which a company, product, etc. is producing a profit

The directors are satisfied with the current level of profitability and the financial position of the group.

Predecessor (n) /ˈpriː.dɪˌses.ər/ someone who had a job or a position before someone else

My predecessor worked in this job for twelve years.

Inflation (n) /ɪnˈfleɪ.ʃən/ a general, continuous increase in prices

There has been an alarming rise in the rate of inflation.

Wobbly (adj) /ˈwɒb.əl.i/ uncertain what to do or changing repeatedly between two opinions

Last week I felt sure I was doing the right thing but I’ve started to feel a bit wobbly about it.

Muster (v) /ˈmʌs.tər/ to produce or encourage something such as an emotion or support

The team will need all the strength they can muster to win this game.

A Spinoff (n) /ˈspɪn.ɒf/ a new media product derived from an existing product or franchise

The research has had spin-offs in the development of medical equipment.

Cinephile (n) /ˈsɪn.ɪ.faɪl/ a person who is very interested in and enthusiastic about cinema as an art form

There are movie fans; there are film lovers, and then there are cinephiles.

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