Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Cruise beats Pooh as 'Mission Impossible' again tops box office

Cruise beats Pooh as 'Mission Impossible' again tops box office

Tom Cruise easily conquered Winnie the Pooh at the domestic box office.

According to studio estimates Sunday, the sixth "Mission: Impossible" installment has amassed $124 million in its first 10 days of release.

"Christopher Robin" received a positive review with a strong "A" rating from moviegoers on CinemaScore.

"Christopher Robin", Disney's live-action adaptation based on characters from Winnie the Pooh, picked up an additional US$4.8 million internationally for a global start of US$29.5 million.

Third place for the weekend went to "The Spy Who Dumped Me" (Lionsgate), an action comedy starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon. Sony's "The Equalizer 2" rounded out the top five, picking up US$8.7 million.

The action adventure co-starring Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Monaghan fetched an estimated $US35 million in the United States, easily beating Disney's Christopher Robin, which opened with $US25 million. The film is out in theatres now.

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"Christopher Robin", which opened in Singapore last Thursday (August 2) will not screen in China, The Hollywood Reporter reported. It has earned 91.33 million dollars in North America through Sunday.

Whether the Mission Impossible theme will continue over to console and PC is unclear, but at least the 100 million mobile players will benefit whilst this feature is active.

"Christopher Robin", $25 million ($4.8 million international). "Death of a Nation" (Quality Flix), the latest far-right polemic from Dinesh D'Souza, collected an estimated $2.3 million.

- New release "The Darkest Minds" debuts at #8 with $5.8 million.

The Hollywood Reporter notes, however, that China has an annual foreign film quota - now set at 34 - and that the Chinese market is likely to be more interested in different films. This makes his second biggest opening weekend ever, and people around the world are keen to watch the film in their nearest theaters.

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