'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' triumphs over new releases

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New releases Christopher Robin and The Spy Who Dumped Me failed to outearn holdover Mission: Impossible - Fallout, which dropped a modest 42.8% in its second weekend to gross $35 million. Domestically, the sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise has earned $124.4 million so far, with international markets bringing its worldwide cume to $329.4 million. Christopher Robin and The Spy Who Dumped Me underperformed to the tune of $25 million and $12.3 million, respectively.

Rounding out the top five were Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ($9 million) and The Equalizer 2 ($8.8 million); the former film stands on the threshold of the $100 million mark with $91.3 million after three weeks in theatres.

New release The Darkest Minds had a disappointing bow at spot number eight, earning a mere $5.8 million on 3,127 screens. Another box office disappointment was the conservative documentary Death of a Nation; its $2.3 million opening represents the lowest of director Dinesh D’Souza’s career.

In pleasanter box office news, A24 release Eighth Grade expanded to wide release and earned $2.8 million, bringing its domestic cume to $6.5 million. The weekend’s highest per-theatre average went to The Miseducation of Cameron Post, opening to $53,000 on two screens. Also new to theatres in limited release were Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days ($329,000 on 48 screens), Never Goin’ Back ($10,044 on two screens) and Kino Lorber’s re-release of The Atomic Cafe ($5,600 on a single screen).