‘Mission: Impossible’ in Cruise control at N.America box office

Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” did not fall off with movie fans, notching a second straight week atop the box office in North American theaters and besting new Disney film “Christopher Robin,” industry data showed Monday.

“Fallout,” the sixth stunt-filled edition in the popular “M:I” franchise, took in $35.3 million in its second weekend of release, putting its total so far at $124.8 million, according to Exhibitor Relations.

Critics and audiences have warmed to the film, in which Cruise again does his own vertigo-inducing, cliff-hanging, exploding-car stunts.

Disney’s live-animated hybrid “Christopher Robin” — which tells the story of Winnie the Pooh’s now grown-up and stressed-out friend and how he reunites with his old stuffed friend — debuted in second place at $24.6 million.

In third was another new release, action comedy flick “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” at $12.1 million.

It stars Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon as friends being chased frantically through Europe after a former boyfriend turns out to be a CIA agent with a pack of killers hot on his trail.

The star power of “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” — with a toe-tapping ABBA soundtrack and gorgeous Greek scenery, albeit less-than-stellar reviews — helped keep the film afloat in fourth place.

The sequel starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Cher and Pierce Brosnan took in $9 million, and has a North American total so far of $91.2 million.

In fifth was Sony’s “The Equalizer 2,” with superstar Denzel Washington playing the part of a quiet former black-ops agent who is drawn back into action to avenge a friend’s death. Its take was $8.8 million in its third week out.

Also of note this week: superhero blockbuster “Black Panther” has taken in more than $700 million in North America since its release in February, joining only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Avatar” in that exclusive category.

Rounding out this weekend’s top 10 were:

“Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” ($8.0 million)

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” ($6.4 million)

“The Darkest Minds” ($5.8 million)

“Incredibles 2” ($5 million)

“Teen Titans Go! To the Movies” ($4.8 million)

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  1. Avatar Naturalsceptic June 29th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    It was good to hear him acknowledge that the ICC is in need of reforms, and Zuma did an excellent job addressing the failings of the UN Security council. Overall both did really well.

    1. Avatar Modo June 29th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      clearly we see timing not right, Uhuru if you can change my country you don’t need other people to be there, but if Kenya will continue being misused by politicians and greedy people no one wants to be in that game but, God will surely chapa someone.

      1. Avatar Duncan Muchina June 29th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

        Overall, it is important for Obama to visit Kenya during his presidency….he visited it when he wanted to find himself….it’s surreal…almost magical for him. Let’s wait and see…ICC going nowhere.

        1. Avatar MajorT June 30th, 2013 at 3:09 am

          Overall, there’s no place like home!

          1. Avatar Duncan Muchina June 30th, 2013 at 3:23 am

            Yes…narudi nyumbani…..

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