“Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation” won the domestic box office this weekend. The fifth installment of the Tom Cruise-led series exceeded expectations and made $56 million in its opening weekend, according to Rentrak . The weekend’s other major new release, a reboot of the Chevy Chase comedy "Vacation," didn’t perform as well.

Prior to the film’s release, Paramount predicted that the latest “Mission: Impossible” outing would make $40 million. “Rogue Nation” is the second biggest opening weekend in the franchise’s history, coming behind “Mission: Impossible II,” which brought in $57.8 million when it debuted in 2000. “Rogue Nation” has an A- CinemaScore and currently has 75 percent rating on Metacritic, which indicates “generally favorable reviews.”

In terms of Cruise’s filmography, this is the actor’s third highest domestic opening weekend. His best opening is 2005’s “War of the Worlds,” which debuted to $64.9 million, followed by “Mission: Impossible II.” Cruise’s last movie, “Edge of Tomorrow” from 2014, made $28.8 million when it opened.

“Vacation,” a reboot of 1983’s “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” came in second place this weekend. It made $14.85 million this weekend, which is short of pre-release predictions of $20 million. The original movie, directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, made $8.3 million in its opening weekend. “Vacation” was directed and written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who were both making their directorial debuts, and stars Ed Helms ("The Office"), Christina Applegate ("Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues"), Leslie Mann ("The Other Woman") and Chris Hemsworth ("Avengers: Age of Ultron"). 

The rest of the top five was closed out from holdovers. “Ant-Man,” now in its third weekend, made $12.6 million. Universal’s “Minions” brought in $12.2 million and Adam Sandler’s “Pixels,” which had disappointing opening last weekend, came in fifth place with $10.4 million.

Here are the weekend’s top five earners, according to Rentrak Corporation.

1. “Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation” -- $56 million
2. “Vacation” -- $14.85 million
3. “Ant-Man” -- $12.6 million
4. “Minions” -- $12.2 million
5. “Pixels” -- $10.4 million