Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, the fifth film in the action franchise, featuring Cruise as special agent Ethan Hunt, easily outstripped its rivals with ticket sales of $8.5 million (£5.3 million).

It knocked last week's (ends31Jul15) chart-topper, Inside Out, into second place, with box office receipts of $5.6 million (£3.5 million), and boxing film Southpaw moved up one place to third, with $1.8 million (£1.13 million).

The top five was rounded out by Ant-Man in fourth ($1.79 million/£1.12 million) and Minions ($1.6 million/£1 million) in fifth.