Magazine article Screen International

Tom Cruise Rules World on $120M

Magazine article Screen International

Tom Cruise Rules World on $120M

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PARAMOUNT PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

UPDATED: The distributor claimed the international result finished 49% above Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol for the same territories and opened top in 33 of its territories, scored franchise highs in 32 and Cruise highs in 27.

South Korea led the way on $17m from 1,198 locations for franchise and Cruise records, the UK on $8.3m from 570 cinemas for a franchise best, Taiwan on $5.1m from 97 and Mexico on $5.m from 680 for best franchise and Cruise debuts in each and Australia on $3.8m from 145.

Paramount/Skydance's Rogue Nation opened in Malaysia on $2.7m from 133 for new franchise and Cruise marks and the studio's third biggest debut. Hong Kong produced $2.7m from 47 the same three records.

The film arrives this week in Germany and Russia. Imax delivered $4.1m from 135 screens with strong showing in particular in the Asia-Pacific region. The global haul was $12.5m. The Chinese launch is set for September 8.

Terminator: Genisys added $4.6m from 64 to climb to $229.9 and after four sessions has reached $19.5m in Japan and $8.7m in Germany. It enters China on August 23.

The Little Prince opened second in France on $3.3m from 727.

UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

UPDATED: Minions brought in a further $38.9m from 61 territories for $567.9m internationally and $855.5m worldwide.

The family smash overtook Shrek The Third's $799m to rank as the ninth biggest animation worldwide with five territories to go. It ranks sixth in the international pantheon, having surpassed The Lion King on $565m.

Minions opened in South Korea on $6.4m from 322 and has already grossed more than the lifetime total of Despicable Me 2. It arrived in Japan at number two on $6m from 330 for a record Universal launch.

The film stayed top in Germany for the fifth week in a row and has grossed $49.2m. It earned the same distinction in Argentina where it has earned $33.6m and ranks as the highest release in history.

Jurassic World grossed $4.4m in 62 for $928.3m internationally and $1.56bn worldwide. It is the third-highest-grossing film of all time worldwide. Japan will be the next and final release this week.

Ted 2 stands at $79.7m and opened in second place in Spain on $1.2m from 339. Pitch Perfect 2 has reached $99.2m and will cross $100m this week, while Trainwreck has grossed an early $636,200. …

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