*This* Movie Just Overtook ‘Citizen Kane’ as the #1 Rated Movie on Rotten Tomatoes…& What?!!

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It’s a sad day for Citizen Kane fans. The iconic 1941 movie has been dethroned from Rotten Tomatoes’ list of top-reviewed films.

Here’s what you need to know: Citizen Kane had a perfect 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes—that is, until earlier this week when an 80-year-old Chicago Tribune review unexpectedly entered the pictured and dropped the Orson Welles flick’s score to 99 percent.

As a result, Citizen Kane has been knocked down from the number one spot and replaced by Paddington 2.

It’s important to note that Paddington 2 isn’t the top-rated film of all time on Rotten Tomatoes. Although it’s ranked at number 31, the higher ranked films don’t have a 100 percent rating. Therefore, Paddington 2 is replacing Citizen Kane as the highest placed movie with a perfect score, as The Guardian points out.

Shortly after the news broke, Paul King (who wrote and directed both Paddington movies) revealed that it’s an honor, no matter how long it lasts. “It’s extremely lovely to be on any list, which includes Citizen Kane, but it is obviously quite an eccentric list that goes from Citizen Kane to Paddington 2, so I’ll try not to take it too seriously,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “I won’t let it go too much to my head and immediately build my Xanadu. But I have been cooking up a model just in case.”

Who knew an animated bear could be so…disruptive?

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