'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' Gives Hollywood Its Best Ever India Opening Weekend

Tom Cruise-starrer grossed $5.26 million, beating previous record holder "Avatar."

NEW DELHI -- Mission : Impossible - Ghost Protocol has set a record for the highest opening weekend gross for any Hollywood film in India.

According to figures from the film's distributor Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Ghost Protocol collected 263 million rupees ($5.26 million) during its opening weekend. Previous record holder Avatar -- distributed here by Fox Star Studios -- collected 220 million rupees during its opening weekend.

Viacom18 also had a strong performer this summer with Transformers: Dark of the Moon that collected 195 million rupees during its opening weekend.

Ghost Protocol also features an appearance by top Bollywood star Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire).

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