Mission: Impossible 7 Opens Soft in Third Place in China

China's weekend box office disappointed Tom Cruise. Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning Part One was China's third biggest picture. 

From Friday to Sunday, Paramount-Skydance's sequel earned $25.9 million, down from Mission: Impossible Fallout's $76 million premiere in 2018. Chang An's $43.9 million followed Never Say Never's $46.1 million. 

Never Say Never has grossed $211.5 million since July 6. Light Chaser's July 8 Chang An made $96.1 million.

Ticketing app Maoyan anticipates Mission: Impossible 7 to finish its China run with $60 million, down from $181 million in 2018 and $136.7 million in 2015. 

Local critics lauded Cruise's newest Ethan Hunt. Douban, Maoyan, and Alibaba's Tao Piao Piao praised the film. China no longer watches American films. 

China's first-half 2023 theatrical box office disappointed Hollywood this month. In 2023, China imported American movies. 

Chinese theater revived. In the first half of 2019, movie ticket income was $3.8 billion (RMB 26.3 billion), down 16% from 2019 and up 54% from 2018, when Chinese cinemas were shuttered.

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