Six films in, and Ethan Hunt shows no signs of slowing down. Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible Fallout scaled the international box office yet again, amassing $76 million from 56 markets abroad for an overseas total of $205 million. It pocketed $35 million in North America, bringing its domestic earnings to $124.5 million.
Following close behind is China’s “Hello Mr. Billionaire,” which generated a massive $64.5 million. To date, the comedy has made $289.9 million. In third place, South Korean fantasy drama Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days” bowed internationally with $37.3 million.
Among new offerings, Disney’s “Christopher Robin” opened with $4.8 million in 18 international territories. The live-action adaptation starring Ewan McGregor debuted in North America with $25 million for a global start of $29.8 million. Mexico had the best launch with a four-day total of $1.4 million, followed by Russia with $1.2 million. “Christopher Robin” bows next in Belgium, Netherlands, and Thailand. It will not open in China.
Another Disney title, Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” picked up another $19 million in 42 overseas markets for an international tally of $463.9 million. The animated superhero sequel has pocketed over $1 billion worldwide, including a mighty $583 million in North America. “Incredibles 2” debuted in Japan with a five-day total of $7.7 million, along with $4.5 million in Spain. It has become the highest grossing Pixar release of all time in New Zealand and Taiwan.
Disney-Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” made $11.2 million from 47 international territories, along with $6.2 million in North America for a global weekend of $17.4 million. The superhero tentpole starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly has generated $426.3 million to date, including $230.8 million from overseas.
Meanwhile, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” brought in $19.3 million where it played in 53 markets. Universal’s jukebox musical made $9.1 million in North America, taking its global total to $230 million.
The sequel opened in Brazil with $1.2 million and Taiwan with $390,000. Other top premieres include China ($323,000) and India ($133,000). Among holdovers, “Mamma Mia 2” picked up $5.6 million in the United Kingdom and Ireland, along with $1.8 million in Australia, and $1.6 million in Germany.
Sony’s “The Equalizer 2” took in $940,000 in 11 markets for an international total of $7.7 million. It stayed in the top five domestically with $8.7 million. In three weeks, it has made $79.8 million in North America.
Elsewhere, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” pocketed another $18 million, taking its international total to a strong $202.3 million. Globally, the animated threequel has made $338.8 million. Major markets include France, where it picked up another $2.8 million this weekend, followed by the U.K. with $2 million in its second outing, and Germany with $1.5 million. It opens in China on Aug. 17.