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China is delivering big returns for Tom Cruise‘s Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.
The Paramount and Skydance title debuted to $86 million in the world’s second-largest moviegoing market after opening Tuesday, pushing the film’s international total to $424.8 million and worldwide haul to $613 million. It’s the biggest opening for the franchise in China, as well as for any Cruise movie, and is only 17 percent behind Jurassic World.
Global Grosses 9/14/15
|1. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation||$95.4M||$613.0M|
|2. The Visit||$29.5M||$29.5M|
|4. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials||$26.8M||$26.8M|
|5. The Perfect Guy||$26.7M||$26.7M|
|6. Fack ju Gohte 2||$20.0M||$21.2M|
|7. Straight Outta Compton||$8.4M||$180.7M|
|8. Transporter Refueled||$7.9M||$25.8M|
|9. War Room||$7.7M||$40.6M|
|10. Inside Out||$6.8M||$747.4M|
With China’s help, Rogue Nation easily topped the international weekend chart with $91.3 million from 63 territories.
Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions was also a big player overseas this weekend, thanks again to China, where it opened Sunday to $20.1 million, the biggest single-day launch ever for an animated film. In total for the weekend, the tentpole took in $26.1 million from 57 markets for a foreign total of $748.5 million and worldwide cume of $1.08 billion.
Minions has now eclipsed Toy Story 3 ($1.07 billion) to become the No. 2 animated film of all time at the worldwide box office behind Frozen ($1.28 billion), not accounting for inflation.
Elsewhere internationally, Fox sequel Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials opened early in 21 markets ahead of its U.S. launch, grossing impressive $26.8 million and coming in ahead of the first film everywhere. In the U.K., it debuted to $4.4 million, 46 percent ahead of the first film, followed by $3.8 million in Mexico, 74 percent ahead.
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