After cruising into China on Friday with the biggest opening day for the franchise, Mission: Impossible – Fallout jumped to a three-day launch of $77.3M. That’s a new Middle Kingdom record for the series, and for star Tom Cruise. It’s also 84% higher than Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which itself was a record-setter in 2015.
Overall, M:I6 had an $89.1M weekend in 65 markets to lift the offshore cume to $442.7M which is 26% above Rogue Nation for the same group of markets. The holdover drop versus last session was 38%.
With a global cume of $649M, Fallout is looking at a final above $750M.
Also new this session were Italy and Greece. In the former, Fallout topped Rogue Nation by 4% with $2.7M. The latter was 20% above at $397K.
Notable holdover markets include Japan ($38.7M cume), the UK ($29.9M), France ($24.7M), Germany ($13.7M) and Australia ($13.1M).
“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” topped the international box office, thanks to a massive $77.3 million opening in China. In total, it generated $89.1 million in 65 international markets this weekend, bringing its overseas tally to $442.7 million. It crossed $200 million in North America for a global total of $649 million.
That ranks as the biggest Middle Kingdom opening for both a “Mission: Impossible” installment and a Cruise movie. The sixth iteration also launched in Italy with $2.7 million in 696 locations, and in Greece with $397,000 in 99 venues. Top holdovers include France ($1.3 million in 47 locations), Japan ($1.3 million on 367 screens), and Germany ($919,000 in 476 venues).