Paramount and Skydance’s summer is drawing to a close with some nice bumps for their big holiday releases. Last week, both Terminator: Genisys and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation crossed $300M at the international box office. The latter has now flown over the $500M milestone worldwide with $511.2M to date. This is without China which opens on Tuesday. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol‘s final tally was $694.7M; $101M of which came from the Middle Kingdom. With expansion in that market since 2011, and a partnership with Alibaba Pictures and China Movie Channel, Rogue Nation will well outpace that (Terminator is currently at $108.8M after three China frames).
The latest installment in the Tom Cruise action series has an estimated domestic cume of $182,487,000 through Monday’s holiday. The overseas haul is $328.7M through Sunday. This weekend, it picked up another $9.4M from a total 64 territories, a 38% drop from last frame.
Rogue Nation made over $150M in its first weekend of global release in late July. Internationally, it has grossed franchise-breaking numbers in Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela, India, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Sweden, Turkey, Indonesia, Poland and Hong Kong.
The well-reviewed M:I5 has come up short versus Ghost Protocol in Korea and Japan which were among that film’s best territories. Korea has been on a hot streak lately with local pictures sucking up a lot of air. The cume there is over $40M. In Japan, the Christopher McQuarrie-helmed movie has been up against Jurassic World which opened the same day last month. The film is still adding to its $36.1M cume there, picking up $1.3M in the 5th weekend of release, down 40% from the earlier frame.
Markets that continue to perform well include France which is at $18.4M after four weekends; Germany with $12.4M after five; and the UK with $31.2M after six.
McQuarrie wrote the screenplay, and wrote the story with Drew Pearce. Cruise, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger are producers with Jake Myers executive producer.
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