‘Mission: Impossible’ Slaughters ‘Spy Who Dumped Me’ at Box Office

Mission Impossible Fallout and Spy Who Dumped Me (Paramount and Lionsgate)

Mission: Impossible – Fallout neutralized a string of newcomers at the weekend box office to score a second straight win.

The Tom Cruise-led action adventure held onto the top spot after taking in $35 million domestically, according to Box Office Mojo. That brings the two-week total for Paramount’s spy thriller to $124 million in North America.

Disney’s Christopher Robin debuted in a distant second place with $25 million. Analysts expected the live-action Winnie the Pooh film to open in the $27-30 million range, but it wasn’t able to muster enough honey to pull in those numbers.

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Getting off to an even worse start was Lionsgate’s The Spy Who Dumped Me, which opened in third place.

The comedy starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon underwhelmed with a $12.3 domestic debut.

Co-written and directed by Susanna Fogel, the film focuses on two friends who become entangled in an international conspiracy.

Critics were not impressed, giving the film a rotten 37% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Some blamed a “lack of chemistry” between the two leads, while others called out the comedy’s low-brow humor.

The Spy Who Dumped Me opened in 3,111 theaters, for a per-location average of $3,970 – well below Mission: Impossible 6′s $7,964 average.

Elsewhere, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again took fourth place with $9 million and The Equalizer 2 rounded out the top five with $8.8 million.

Fox’s YA fantasy, The Darkest Minds, failed to make the top five and opened in eighth place with $5.8 million.

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