China bans Winnie the Poo because... China

Governance       ‘Mission Impossible’ drops Kashmir but retains strategically important Nubra Valley
       
       	        Manisha Mondal         3 August 2018

The sixth installment of the Tom Cruise spy series remains No. 1 at the box office, pocketing $124 million in North America to date. The superhero adventure directed by Peyton Reed has hauled in $195.5 million in the United States and $230.8 million in the rest of the world for a global total of $426.3 million: not bad, but among the Marvel Comic Universe's lesser lights.

"Fallout" had a better second weekend than the previous "Mission", 2015's "Rogue Nation", which took in $US28.5 million in its second frame.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout reigned supreme at the box office, again.

Mission: Impossible Fallout stays on top for the second week in a row! It opens in China on August 31.

Taking the No. 2 spot in its debut weekend is Disney's "Christopher Robin", bringing in an estimated $25 million in its first weekend out. The film was reportedly made on a $75 million production budget.

Cathleen Taff, head of distribution for Disney, said there's room for non-tentpole releases in the Disney slate. "We think this movie will have legs".

Though the reason may seem plausible, another source told the Hollywood Reporter that the film's denied release in China doesn't have to do with Xi's hatred of Winnie the Pooh.

Have a Go News, Disney films and Hoyts Southlands are proud to present a special review for readers on Monday 10 September in the brand new powered recliner seats at Hoyts Southlands featuring Christopher Robin.

Directed by Marc Forster, the film is inspired by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard's book "Winnie-the-Pooh".

Coming in third place was Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon's new film The Spy Who Dumped Me. Susanna Fogel directs from a script she co-wrote with David Iserson. Also starring in the comedy are Outlander's Sam Heughan, Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Hasan Minhai, and Ivanna Sakhno.

Fox's young-adult dystopian thriller "The Darkest Minds" (19 per cent "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes) opened with $5.7 million on 3,127 screens.

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