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Danny Woods
August 6, 2018

The Scottish actor plays the now-adult title role in the new Disney film, in which he is reunited with Winnie The Pooh, the stuffed bear of his childhood, to help put his priorities into perspective.

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

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.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout had its franchise-best debut last week, pulling in an estimated $61.5 million. As expected, families made up 60 percent of audiences, while 56 percent of moviegoers were female.

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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.

Directed by Susanna Fogel, the R-rated action-comedy starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon did not overcome the comedy slump at the box office. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. And right-wing filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza's "Death of a Nation" (0 per cent "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes) debuted with $2.3 million on 1,032 screens. "To the Movies", $4.9 million.

A pair of Sony (NYSE:SNE) films, The Equalizer 2 and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, placed #5 and 6, respectively, with $8.8-M and $8.2-M domestically. "Here We Go Again" came in fourth with an estimated 9.09 million dollars in its third weekend.

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.

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