Magazine article Screen International

'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Scores Franchise-Best China Debut (Update)

Magazine article Screen International

'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Scores Franchise-Best China Debut (Update)

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Crazy Rich Asians debuts in Australia, documentary smash Three Identical Strangers arrives in Australia.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

AUGUST 31 UPDATE: Mission: Impossible - Fallout opened in China on Friday (August 31) on a franchise-best $28m including midnight previews, according to Paramount Pictures International executives.

The result is in addition to $355.2m from other international markets through Thursday.

Ant-Man And The Wasp ruled the roost last weekend and could do so again in a fairly quiet session as summer winds down. The Marvel Studios release has grossed $358.5m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, and a strong second session in China could see the film stay top of Hollywood’s international pile.

It also debuts in Japan, where the original opened on $1.7m in September 2015 en route to a $9.8m final gross.

‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’

Pixar’s Incredibles 2 has grossed $551.1m and debuts in Sweden, Denmark and Finland this weekend. Christopher Robin on $40.4m opens in Italy.

Studio 8’s family adventure Alpha stands at $11.29m through Sony Pictures Releasing International and opens on Friday in Mexico, followed by Germany and Brazil on September 6.

Denzel Washington thriller Equalizer 2 has reached $51.62m and while there are no debuts this weekend, it is set to arrive in Russia and Italy on September 6 and 13, respectively. …

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