'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation' Becomes Paramount's Top Opener in India


The sequel also recorded the highest opening weekend ever for a Tom Cruise title in the country.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation collected about $6.6 million (420 million rupees) over its opening weekend in India, making it the highest opener of all time in the territory for Paramount, according to Viacom18 Motion Pictures, which distributes the studio's titles here.

The film recorded the fourth highest opening weekend for a Hollywood title in India after Fast and Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Jurassic World.

Rogue Nation also notched the highest opening for a Tom Cruise film in India.

The film was released on Aug. 7 across 1,000 screens, including four Imax screens, and along with the English version, Rogue Nation was also dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

By contrast, 2011's Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol collected just $4.18 million during its opening weekend. In 2006, Mission: Impossible 3 opened at a paltry $532,274, according to Viacom18. For the Ghost Protocol India premiere, Cruise visited the country for the first time, appearing on the red carpet with Indian actor Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire), who also featured in the film.

“The success of Mission: Impossible 5 is the result of a combination of its inherent draw and a consistent building of this franchise in India by Viacom18 over the last few years,” said Viacom18 Motion Pictures COO Ajit Andhare.