Tom Cruise’s super-spy franchise is still going very strong at the box office, and just hit a global franchise milestone.
According to Variety, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation has just surpassed $118.5 million domestically, which brings its global box office total to $303.1 million. The film is certified as number one for its opening in several different international territories, including South Korea, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, Spain, Russia and Argentina. Rogue Nation is also outperforming all of its predecessors in India, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Russia. It still has a few international territories left to open in — including France, Brazil, Italy and China, where it will hit on September 8th — but it’s pretty easy to see that audiences just can’t get enough of Ethan Hunt and the IMF.
So far, the Mission: Impossible franchise has grossed over $2.4 billion worldwide, with the leading film in the series being 2011′s Ghost Protocol, which stands at $694 million. Rogue Nation seems to be on-track to become the best performer out of the five-film series, as its opening outpaced Ghost Protocol by nearly 50% in 40 different international markets.
Paramount and Tom Cruise have already reached an accord to begin production on the sixth film in the series inside of a year, with Paramount reportedly being very pleased with the performance of Rogue Nation. The film is also a critical success as well, having garnered a very strong 92% “fresh” critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes, outdone only by the 93% rating earned by Ghost Protocol four years ago.
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