Foreign Box Office: 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation' Opens to Huge $86M in China

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation - H 2015
Paramount

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation - H 2015

'Minions' also gets off to a strong start in China, helping it to become the No. 2 animated film of all time worldwide behind 'Frozen'; 'Maze Runner' sequel rolls out early overseas.

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

Rentrak Actuals for Weekend of 9/14/15
Weekend Cume
1. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation $95.4M $613.0M
2. The Visit $29.5M $29.5M
3. Minions $27.7M $1.1B
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.