Dunkirk Conquers Weekend Box Office
WINNIPEG, MB. — Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk had a big opening at the weekend box office.
The World War II epic pulled in $50.5-million domestically to take the top spot.
Worldwide, Dunkirk pulled in $105.7-million, which pays back the $100-million production budget.
The film will need to perform well next weekend to earn its marketing budget back.
The raunchy, R-rated comedy Girls Trip opened in second place.
It pulled in $30.4-million on a $19-million production budget.
Girls Trip follows the release of Scarlett Johansson’s Rough Night.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets had a weak debut at the weekend box office.
The Avatar-like film opened with $17-million on a $209-million production budget.
Germany was the film’s biggest market out of 46 different international markets.
The top 10 box office numbers from the weekend follow below:
|4||1||War for the Planet of the Apes||$20.4-million||2|
|5||—||Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets||$17-million||New|
|6||3||Despicable Me 3||$12.7-million||4|
|8||5||The Big Sick||$5-million||5|
—Andrew McCrea, MyToba Movies
Photo – Warner Bros.