Mission Impossible Fends Off a Little Bear

Christopher Robin takes a respectable second at the weekend box office
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2018 11:10 AM CDT
Christopher Robin Tries to Oust Tom Cruise
This image released by Disney shows Ewan McGregor in a scene from "Christopher Robin." Tom Cruise has outrun Winnie-the-Pooh at the box office.   (Laurie Sparham/Disney via AP, File)

Tom Cruise held onto first at the weekend box office and left the world's kindest bear in a cloud of action-movie dust, Variety reports. Mission Impossible—Fallout held top spot for the second week with $35 million while Christopher Robin, a family film about Winnie the Pooh, bowed with a decent $27 million. Taking third was the action-comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me ($12.4 million) with Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon, followed by Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ($9 million) and The Equalizer 2 ($8.3 million). Meanwhile, the teen sci-fi flick The Darkest Minds bowed at around $6 million and the pro-Trump documentary Death of a Nation, by recently pardoned Dinesh D'Souza, banked $2.5 million to $3 million in limited release, per the Hollywood Reporter. (More movies stories.)

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