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Paramount and Skydance Productions’ Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation is off to a record-breaking start in China, where it opened to $18.5 million on Tuesday.
That marks the biggest opening day of all time for a 2D Hollywood title, and the fifth-best of all time for a U.S. title behind 3D entries Furious 7 ($54.4 million), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($29.2 million) and fellow Paramount titles Transformers: Age of Extinction ($27.4 million) and Terminator Genisys ($26.7 million).
Rogue Nation, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, has earned $511.2 million worldwide.
Mission: Impossible will likely take some of the wind out of Terminator Genisys, which has done big business in China over the past month, grossing nearly $110 million for Paramount and Skydance.
Rogue Nation‘s opening-day take of $18.5 million is 116 percent ahead of the first-day gross of Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, which earned north of $100 million in China.
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