'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Is A Hit, Could Turn Superhit

Brenda Watkins
August 6, 2018

It doesn't look like we can play as Tom Cruise's character in PUBG - sadly - but any association with the action star is likely to help PUBG's fortunes. The latter, a live action fantasy which features Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Jim Cummings and Chris O'Dowd, starts previewing here on August 31.

The film cost Disney (NYSE:DIS) $70-Mto produce before marketing. The movie cost $40-M to produce.

Also arriving in wide release was a lightly marketed, poorly reviewed science-fiction thriller called "The Darkest Minds", which cost 20th Century Fox roughly $34 million to make and sold $5.8 million in tickets.

Blame the memes. For several months now, Chinese authorities have been trying to ban images of Winnie the Pooh after several bloggers compared Chinese leader Xi Jinping to the bear. The documentary opened to $2.3-M from 1,005 theaters. Overseas, the sequel gained $19.3-M from 53 markets for a foreign take of $139.2-M and $230.5-M globally. Here We Go Again, which brought in an additional $9.1 million, and Equalizer 2, at $8.8 million.

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What better place to watch a new film than the location where its final moments were shot - even if it means scaling a 2,000 feet mountain.

Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Weekend drew $301,000 in its sixth weekend, raising the total to $18 million.

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.

Hollywood has always had an issue with age, tossing actors and actresses aside when they would be reaching their prime in pretty much any other field.

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