Magazine article Screen International

'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Eyes Crown in Second International Session

Magazine article Screen International

'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Eyes Crown in Second International Session

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Hotel Transylvania 3 on course to cross $200m this weekend.

Tom Cruise and the Mission: Impossible - Fallout team are favourites to finish the weekend as the top Hollywood international release and should soar past $150m after last weekend’s rousing debut.

The sixth instalment in the action franchise has reached $128.5m after a little over one week in release and might even end the session as the highest international release if it can stave off what looks likely to be a strong second weekend from China’s Hello Mr. Billionaire.

Paramount Pictures International executives expect Mission: Impossible - Fallout to deliver a raft of strong holds - the UK, Spain and Russia could prove particularly rewarding if theatre-goers need an air-conditioned escape from the sweltering heat - alongside what are expected to be robust debuts in Australia, Germany, France, and Japan.

Incredibles 2 crossed $1bn worldwide earlier this week and should soar past $450m internationally, with debuts in Japan, Spain, Czech Republic and Slovakia through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International. The Pixar smash currently stands at $440.9m.

Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp stands at $217.9m and flies into the UK this weekend, when studio brass will look for a launch to emulate the $6.3m debut of Ant-Man back in July 2015 as that film set off on its journey to $25.2m.

Disney’s Christopher Robin launches day-and-date with North America in Mexico, Russia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Venezuela, Colombia, Israel, Turkey and South Africa, among others. Marc Forster directs Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin, a working class man who rediscovers his love of life when he meets his old friend Winnie The Pooh.

The family title also launches in Bolivia, Chile, Hungary, Paraguay, Philippines, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, and Vietnam. …

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