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For the week that ended on November 4th, Paramount Home Media Distribution’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One topped both the Blu-ray-only and overall packaged media charts in its debut. The seventh installment of the action franchise finds superspy Ethan Hunt up against a malevolent artificial intelligence, and was so big that it needed to be split into two parts, with the second part recently delayed from 2024 to 2025 due to the SAG-AFTRA strike. Filming on Dead Reckoning Part One began in February 2020 and was then shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, which delayed filming more than once and pushed it into 2021 and 2022. When the film was finally completed, the budget had reportedly inflated to over $291 million, giving Dead Reckoning Part One an enormous hurdle to clear at the box office. Sadly, while the film opened in July to positive reviews and even with star Tom Cruise championing the cinema experience in general, Dead Reckoning Part One simply couldn’t overtake fellow blockbusters Barbie and Oppenheimer, both of which were released just a week later. Having said that, Dead Reckoning Part One did do decent business, making over $54 million on its opening weekend en route to over $174 million domestically and an even better global haul of over $567 million. Neither, it seems, has the series faltered on home video, as this week, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One had an HD share of 61% and 20% of units sold from the 4K UHD format….
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