Magazine article Screen International

'Mission: Impossible 5' Tops China as 'Monster Hunt' Sets New Record

Magazine article Screen International

'Mission: Impossible 5' Tops China as 'Monster Hunt' Sets New Record

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Released on September 8, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation was the second Hollywood tent-pole to open after the two-month summer blackout of foreign films.

The film's $86.42m haul in six days - according to EntGroup figures - marks the biggest debut in China for the 20-year-old action franchise and the biggest debut for a Tom Cruise film.

Jack Ma's Alibaba Pictures, the filmmaking arm of ecommerce giant Alibaba, is an investor in the film as well as the official promotional partner for China.

Cruise, along with director Christopher McQuarrie and actress Rebecca Ferguson, visited Beijing and Shanghai to promote the film.

Universal animation Minions also had a big opening, grossing $18.85m and taking second place for the week September 7-13, after just one day on release (Sep 13).

Directed by Cao Baoping, local police thriller The Dead End held onto third place with $4.84m for a cume of $46.75m after 18 days, while Terminator Genisys slipped from second to fourth position but still raked in $4. …

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