‘Mission Impossible – Fallout’ leads China’s box-office

Cast members Tom Cruise (left) and Simon Pegg attend a news conference promoting their upcoming film ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing. (Reuters pic)

BEIJING: Paramount’s stunt-filled “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” dominated the Chinese box office in the week, ending Sept 2, Xinhua news agency quoted a China Film News report Tuesday.

The sixth instalment in the franchise has earned 491 million yuan (RM297 million) since hitting Chinese screens on Aug 31.

Second place went to Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp”, which has pocketed a total of 685 million yuan since its release in Chinese cinemas on Aug 24. Chinese fantasy film “Go Brother” came in third, making 68.05 million yuan last week in China.

Another domestic action film, “Big Brother” took fourth place, generating more than 49.5 million yuan last week.

Rounding out the top five was the American-Chinese co-production “The Meg”, which has grossed about 1.064 billion yuan since hitting Chinese screens on Aug 10.