Magazine article Screen International

'Mission: Impossible 5' Tops 'Minions' in China

Magazine article Screen International

'Mission: Impossible 5' Tops 'Minions' in China

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In a quiet week without strong contenders, Minions came close to edging out Mission; Impossible - Rogue Nation, but Tom Cruise's action franchise held on to the top berth with $33.70m and has now amassed $120.29m after 13 days. Minions finished a close second, taking $31.27m for a cume of $50.18m after eight days.

Opened on Sep 15, Sony's Pixels failed to make much of a splash but still debuted in third place with $12.14 after six days. The comedy about evil video games starring Adam Sandler was co-financed by the China Film Group.

Korean blockbuster Assassination opened in fourth place, raking in $3.90m after four days. The period action thriller was toplined by Gianna Jun and Lee Jeong-jae and partially filmed in Shanghai.

Ulterior Motive opened in fifth with $1.49m after four days. The Chinese crime thriller is directed by Hong Kong ace DoP Arthur Wong and stars Qin Lan, Lam Ka Tung and Simon Yam. …

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