The combined forces of Ewan McGregor, Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and Tigger weren’t enough to push Tom Cruise’s action-packed thriller Mission: Impossible – Fallout out of the top spot at the box office. The second weekend of the PG-13 action drama collected an additional $35 million, upping its domestic gross to $124 million since opening in theaters on July 27, 2018.
Disney’s Christopher Robin earned decent reviews from both critics and ticket buyers, but it didn’t quite live up to pre-release estimates over its opening weekend at the box office. The PG-rated family film is sitting at 68% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and picked up an A rating from moviegoers, according to Cinemascore.
Looking ahead to next weekend, Mission: Impossible – Fallout will be battling Warner Bros. Pictures’ gigantic shark film, The Meg starring Jason Statham and a massive CGI shark, for first place. Screen Gems is sending the horror film Slender Man directed by Sylvain White (The Losers, Stomp the Yard) into theaters on August 10th, and Focus Features has BlacKkKlansman from Spike Lee also set to challenge Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
LD will be getting a jump on the weekend by opening the romantic comedy Dog Days on Wednesday, August 8th.
Box Office Top 10: August 3-5, 2018
- Mission: Impossible – Fallout – $35,000,000
- Christopher Robin – $25,003,000
- The Spy Who Dumped Me – $12,350,000
- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – $9,090,000
- The Equalizer 2 – $8,830,000
- Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – $8,200,000
- Ant-Man and the Wasp – $6,188,000
- The Darkest Minds – $5,800,000
- Incredibles 2 – $5,009,000
- Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – $4,860,000
The Mission Impossible – Fallout Synopsis: The best intentions often come back to haunt you. Mission Impossible – Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.