Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation which took the No. 1 spot both domestically and internationally for two weeks in a row, just crossed the $300M mark worldwide for Paramount Pictures and Skydance Prods. The fifth film in the studio’s franchise to date has grossed $118.5M here and $184.6M overseas. Next weekend will see MIRN battle in about 25 markets against the Guy Ritchie-directed The Man From U.N.C.L.E. from Warner Bros including Russia, Germany and the UK.
The actioner starring Tom Cruise and directed by screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie ended up riding in with over $150M in its first week of release worldwide. The picture bowed in France yesterday, will go in Brazil today and in Italy on August 19th. It has yet to release in China, but will do so on Sept. 8 (in conjunction with Alibaba Pictures and China Movie Channel).
Ghost Protocol made about $100M in China alone, and this installment is running 43% ahead of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. This weekend, another Paramount title opens in China — Terminator: Genisys which is still trying to break even at this point with a $322.5M haul so far.
Last weekend, MIRN added 18 new territories last weekend and is now up to 58 markets; that helped it gross $65M last weekend. In those 18, it was No. 1 in 17 of them. It also became the highest-ever opening weekend for the franchise in ten territories and the highest-ever opening weekend for a Tom Cruise film in nine of those territories.
MIRN‘s story was done by McQuarrie and Drew Pearce and the picture was produced by Cruise, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger. Jake Myers is an executive producer.