‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ shoots to No. 1


‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ shoots to No. 1

LOS ANGELES

After six movies, 22 years, countless bruises and a broken ankle, Tom Cruise’s death-defying “Mission: Impossible” stunts continue to pay off at the box office.

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” easily took the No. 1 spot on the domestic charts this weekend. Paramount Pictures estimates that it earned $61.5 million from 4,386 North American theaters.

Second place went to “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” which fell 57 percent in its second weekend in theaters, to earn $15 million.

Rounding out the top five were: “The Equalizer 2,” $14 million, third place;“Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” $12.3 million, fourth place; and “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies,” $10.5 million, fifth place.

Weinstein insurers balk at paying his legal bills

NEW YORK

Harvey Weinstein is locked in a messy battle with insurance companies over his steadily mounting legal bills.

The insurance giant Chubb and other carriers that wrote liability policies for Weinstein and his film company are arguing in court that they shouldn’t have to pay for his defense against allegations of rape and sexual harassment.

The policies, they have written in court filings, specifically excluded coverage for “such blatantly egregious and intentionally harmful acts.”

Weinstein’s legal team, which denies that he assaulted any of his dozens of female accusers, has shot back that the insurers are trying to weasel out of their obligations and have unfairly sided with the accusers. In court papers, they said Weinstein and his company had paid the insurers a fortune in premiums during the past 25 years.

Associated Press

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