Tom Cruise has proved there's still some gas in the tank after Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation topped the US and Canada box office over the weekend.
The fifth instalment of the franchise earned $56m (£36m), the second-highest opening for the series since Mission Impossible II's $57.8m (£37m) in 2000.
According to box office analysts Rentrak, 62% of the opening weekend audiences were male, and 81% over 25.
Senior analyst Paul Dergarabedian said Cruise was "a marketing machine."
The star pulled off a turnaround after a string of underperforming films, including Jack Reacher and Edge of Tomorrow, and managed to sidestep awkward questions about his belief in Scientology.
"He created a new Tom Cruise in the minds of audiences," said Dergarabedian. "He came off as very approachable, funny, he did the lip synching with Jimmy Fallon.
Vacation, billed as a semi-sequel to the classic 1983 National Lampoon road trip comedy, starring Chevy Chase, opened second with takings of $14.9m. The already released Ant-Man, Minions and Pixels rounded out the top five. ?CNN