Tom Cruise, 'Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation' Leave Box Office in Their Dust

If the performances of "Oblivion" and "Edge of Tomorrow" raised any doubts about Tom Cruise's star power, they were put to rest this weekend by the release of "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation," which topped the North American box office with a $56 million debut.

That's the second-best opening for the franchise, just behind the $57.8 million earned in 2000 by "Mission: Impossible II." As CNN notes, it also marks Cruise's third-highest U.S. debut, behind 2005's "War of the Worlds" and "M:I II."

Overseas, "Rogue Nation" pulled in an additional $65 million -- beating 2011's "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" -- bringing the opening-weekend total for the Paramount Pictures film to $121 million.

Warner Bros.' "Vacation" was a distant second, opening with $21.1 million, followed by returning films "Ant-Man" ($12.6 million), "Minions" ($12.1 million) and "Pixels" ($10.4 million).

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