Over five films, the franchise - an adaptation of the beloved espionage TV series - has embedded itself as one of the most bankable and dependable cinema fixtures since Brian De Palma's original was released in 1996.
In fact, it's hard to recall a film series in which each entry has been just as well reviewed as the last. The previous two releases, Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation, even went on to become the highest-grossing of them all.
It seems Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie have struck gold again with Fallout. The early critical buzz is extremely positive with many praising it as the best blockbuster of the summer. To top it off, it's being projected for a $60m (£45.3m) opening weekend - it's highest yet.