A few weeks ago, tracking for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was supposedly in the toilet. Early reports suggested that Tom Cruise’s fifth outing as super-spy Ethan Hunt was not getting people excited. This would be the end, the experts said, of a franchise that has kept Cruise’s career surging forward for the past two decades. Well, that was apparently a big load of crap because Rogue Nation opened well and opened in the same ballpark as the rest of the franchise. Even with inflation differences, this series keeps on hitting the same box office sweet spot.
I am back from a week off. I didn’t do much, took my great-nieces and nephews to the local water park, Summer Fun USA. We also went to San Antonio for a couple of days. We did Six Flags, Fiesta Texas one day, the Riverwalk and Alamo the next. Well turns out the world’s richest man went on vacation too. Bill Gates spent a lot more money on his family than I did.