In terms of movie box office numbers, it’s pretty well official that 2018 is the year of Disney. Moreover, it looks like for the foreseeable future, every year following 2018 may also belong to the Walt Disney company, especially considering their recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox. The takeover will give Disney the rights to produce a staggering amount of highly profitable movie and television properties in the future.
Even still, Disney was not king of the box office this weekend, as their recent release, Christopher Robin, was unable to surpass Paramount Studios’ behemoth Mission: Impossible – Fallout. It is the sixth installment of the Tom Cruise-led Mission: Impossible movie franchise.
In terms of numbers, on Friday, August 3, Mission: Impossible – Fallout pulled in approximately $9.8 million, surpassing Disney’s live-action Winnie the Pooh revival, Christopher Robin, which took in an estimated $9.46 million on the same day, according Forbes.
Forbes also estimated that the picture’s budget was an estimated $75 million, considering we still have Saturday night and Sunday night grosses to figure, it puts Christopher Robin in a position to still pull off a reasonably successful theatrical run, but keeps it at quite a distance from enjoying success comparable to Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which took in $22 million on opening day and went on to coup more than $60 million on its opening weekend. To date, Mission: Impossible – Fallout has made an estimated $99 million, but is expected to well-surpass $100 million by Monday.