Mission Impossible Fallout earns a series defining $153.5 mn, bests Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 in India
Mission Impossible Fallout box office collection stands at $153.5 million worldwide with Rs 36.25 crore coming from India.Updated: Jul 30, 2018 14:03 IST
After six movies, 22 years, countless bruises and a broken ankle, Tom Cruise’s death-defying Mission: Impossible stunts continue to pay off at the box office. Mission: Impossible — Fallout easily took the No. 1 spot on the American domestic charts this weekend and reigned over the rest of the world too, India included. While Paramount Pictures estimates that it earned $61.5 million from 4,386 North American theatres, reports said the film’s worldwide tally stood at $153.5 million. Internationally, the film earned $92 million from 36 markets which is also a franchise best. In India, the film bested Sanjay Dutt’s Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster to earn Rs 36.25 crore in the first weekend.
Not accounting for inflation, it’s a best for the long-running franchise, which has grossed $2.8 billion worldwide, and one of Cruise’s biggest too (just shy of War of the Worlds’ $64.9 million debut in 2005).
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, Mission Impossible Fallout has scored some of the best reviews in the series and has been in the news cycle for almost a year. Talk about the film started early, in August of 2017, when Cruise broke his ankle performing a stunt in London with video to prove it.
“Paramount was strategically perfect in their marketing and publicity game,” said comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “They showed how important a star’s presence is in marketing the movie early on. Tom Cruise broke his ankle and they made that into a positive for the movie — it fed the Tom Cruise ‘Mission: Impossible’ mystique.”
(With inputs from HT Correspondent)