Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation rolled into 40 countries last weekend, grabbing enough to push the its worldwide total to $150 million. Meanwhile Minions is now days away from the $900 million mark.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation nabbed $65 million from its debut in 40 territories, a good start that’s already ahead of Ghost Protocol at the same point in those markets. Leading the way were South Korea with $17 million and the UK with $8.3 million, both series best. Internationally Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol made a very impressive $485.3 million, and that’s pretty much the target for Rogue Nation. Well, actually that’s sort of the bare minimum considering the international growth since Ghost Protocol‘s 2011 release. With Australia, Germany, Russia, Spain and Japan opening this weekend and France, Brazil, Italy or China coming later, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation should continue to play well over the next couple of weeks, ultimately making $500-600 million internationally. Including the film’s US gross, that would put it at around $700-750 million worldwide. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol finished with $694.7 million, so Rogue Nation will probably pass it for a new franchise best.
Minions came in 2nd with $38.9 million for a new $590.2 million international total. Among animated features that ranks 6th all-time, behind Despicable Me 2 ($602.7 million), Toy Story 3 ($648.2 million) two Ice Age films ($690.1 million and $715.9 million) and Frozen ($873.5 million). By the end of the day Minions will pass Despicable Me 2 and move to 5th and then 4th shortly after. With $884.6 million worldwide, Minions is the 4th highest grossing movies of the year and it should ultimately end up north of $1 billion. That will make Universal the only studio to ever have three films make more than $1 billion in the same year.
Monster Hunt drops to 3rd with $27 million. So far the fantasy-adventure made $290.9 million in just 18 days in China, which makes it the 3rd highest grossing movie of all time in the country and the top Chinese feature.
Ant-Man was 4th with $20 million. Internationally the MCU flick has $159.5 million with the UK ($19.9 million), Mexico ($13.2 million) and Brazil ($10.9 million) leading the charge. Worldwide Ant-Man just passed $300 million, on its way to over $400 million since it’s still not out in Italy, South Korea, China or Japan.
Pixels rounds out the top 5 with $19.3 million. After two weeks the Adam Sandler comedy is up to $56.6 million internationally. Its top market is Mexico with $8 million followed by Argentina ($5.1 million) and Russia ($4.7 million). Pixels has yet to open in the UK, Australia, Japan or China. With $108.8 million worldwide already and probably $200 million by the end of its theatrical run, I think it’s safe to say this isn’t exactly a box office flop (unless Sony lied about the $88 million budget).
In other box office news Inside Out passed $600 million worldwide and is now Pixar’s 7th highest grossing feature.