Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

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

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

Disney's live-action Winnie-the-Pooh revival "Christopher Robin" opened on the low side of expectation with $25 million.

Blame the memes. For several months now, Chinese authorities have been trying to ban images of Winnie the Pooh after several bloggers compared Chinese leader Xi Jinping to the bear.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout released last weekend and you can check out our review of the movie right here.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout opened at No. 1 at USA and Canadian theaters last weekend with $31.5 million in receipts. Families made up 60 percent of moviegoers. Starring Ewan McGregor and Directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace), Christopher Robin was met with mixed responses from the critics -68% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 59/100 from Metacritic- but received an "A" from ticket buyers on CinemaScore.

"Christopher Robin" may have a hard time making up the slack overseas.

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Another newcomer, Lionsgate's action comedy film "The Spy Who Dumped Me" opened in third with an estimated 12.35 million dollars in its debut weekend. The documentary, now has a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is the lowest wide release to date for the right-wing conservative filmmaker. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. Here We Go Again whistled up $2.46 million, dropping by a reasonable 37 cent. It has earned 91.33 million dollars in North America through Sunday.

Rival studios were eager to position "Christopher Robin" as a misfire for Disney, which has achieved runaway success at the box office over the last three years.

Universal's musical romantic comedy film "Mamma Mia!"

Filmrise's "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" nabbed the highest per-theater-average of the week.

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