'Mission: Impossible' tops Winnie-the-Pooh at box office


"Mission: Impossible - Fallout" comfortably defeats newcomers "Christopher Robin" and "The Spy Who Dumped Me" to retain its throne at the United States weekend box office.

The Breaker Upperers, the Kiwi comedy directed, written and starring Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami, pocketed $441,000 in its second weekend, down 39 per cent, generating a tidy $1.48 million for Madman Entertainment.

2,000 fans climbed Pulpit Rock in Norway, a 2,000-foot cliff, for an outdoor viewing of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" Wednesday night.

Jeremy Renner, who first appeared in Mission: Impossible III, was speculated to replace Tom Cruise at one point in time because of his performance in Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation, couldn't make the cut in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, similar to Paula Patton and Thandie Newton.

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Disney's latest assault on our collective heartstrings Christopher Robin opens in theaters this weekend, reacquainting audiences around the world with A.A. Milne and his beloved Hundred Acre Woods.

It received mixed-to-positive reviews and finds Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore reminding the now grown-up Christopher (Ewan McGregor) about the meaning of life. The film didn't score much better with ticket buyers, who gave the film a mediocre "B" on CinemaScore. Drac and his pack have captured $136.4 million in the U.S. and $202.3 million from global markets. It had $91.3 million banked over three weeks. Sony's "The Equalizer 2" rounded out the top five, picking up $8.7 million.

It marks the rare Disney film not to open at No. 1, though the studio had other milestones to celebrate.

The success of Paramount Pictures' sixth, stunt-filled "Mission: Impossible" installment, along with muted enthusiasm for the Walt Disney Co.'s "Christopher Robin", made for a seldom-seen result: A Disney movie debuting in second place.