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Mission: Impossible 6 Breaks Franchise Record at the Box Office

Mission: Impossible 6 Breaks Franchise Record at the Box Office
Hannah Rogers | 06 August, 2018, 04:03

Of course, that's a rather broad-brush statement, but it holds true well enough to use it to begin a review of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film was denied a release in China as part of the country's efforts to limit imagery of Winnie the Pooh, which has been used to criticize its leader, Xi Jinping. And glory be, this is action as we've never seen, even from the intrepid Tom Cruise, who is brilliant at performing his own dare-devil stunts and upping the thrills in each successive "Mission" film.

A snapshot of the event was published by Tom Cruise in the social network.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout had its franchise-best debut last week, pulling in an estimated $61.5 million.

Made for an estimated $75 million, Marc Forster's "Christopher Robin" stars Ewan McGregor as a grown-up Christopher Robin reunited with the beloved characters of the Hundred Acre Wood: Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and the rest (who are rendered digitally but convincingly felt-like).

Following the screening, which wrapped up at around 1:30 a.m. local time, the climbers had to make their way back down the cliff. Maybe regulators thought the movie was too twee? Sony's "The Equalizer 2" rounded out the top five, picking up US$8.7 million. The Brad Bird-directed comedy has amassed $1.047 billion worldwide: $583 million domestic and $464 million internationally.

Newcomer "The Darkest Minds" earned $5.7 million when it launched on 3,127 screens.

Elsewhere at the box office, Bo Burnham's "Eighth Grade" earned $2.8 million when it expanded nationwide. The romance drama, led by Chloe Grace Moretz, took in US$53,000 when it opened on two screens for a solid average of US$26,500.

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