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DUNKIRK Stays Strong, Topping THE EMOJI MOVIE and ATOMIC BLONDE At Box Office

DUNKIRK Stays Strong, Topping THE EMOJI MOVIE and ATOMIC BLONDE At Box Office

Buoyed by strong numbers in IMAX locations, Christopher Nolan’s World War II drama Dunkirk remained atop the domestic box office, holding off challenges by newcomers The Emoji Movie and Atomic Blonde.

The film brought in an estimated $28.1 million, representing only a 44% drop from opening weekend and good to help it cross the $100 million mark in just ten days of release. The movie’s worldwide total has now reached $236 million, after adding showings in several new territories including Germany, the U.K., and Mexico, all of which netted it strong totals.

Putting up a good fight but ultimately falling short was Sony’s The Emoji Movie, which opened to scathing reviews from critics but nevertheless managed to make $25 million at home.

Also opening this weekend was Charlize Theron‘s action spy thriller Atomic Blonde, which opened in fourth place to a somewhat lackluster $18.5 million after middling reviews from some corners.

The third spot went instead to another flick featuring girls, the well-received Girls Trip which saw only a 36% drop in its third weekend in release, bringing its cumulative total to $65.5 million. Clearly good word of mouth has helped this movie outperform opening weekend expectations.

Falling to fifth this weekend was Spider-Man: Homecoming, which added $13.4 million for a domestic cume over $278 million and worldwide grosses well north of $650 million and climbing.

Also debuting in limited release this weekend was Annapurana’s Kathryn Bigelow racial drama Detroit, which brought in a solid if not astounding $365,000 in four theaters. The tense drama faces an uphill battle with sensitive audiences and divisive topics in today’s heightened political climate, even though it has earned universal praise from critics.

Warner’s Wonder Woman closes out the top 10, with $3.5 million in its ninth week of release and a domestic total of $395 million, on track for at least $400 million. The much-maligned Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets had a devastating 60% loss, good for just $6.8 million and eighth place this frame.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, July 30, are below.

  1. Wolf Warrior 2 – Multiple – $125.7M
  2. Dunkirk – Warner Bros. – $73.7M
  3. Despicable Me 3 – Universal – $43.8M
  4. Spider-Man: Homecoming – Sony – $33.1M
  5. War For The Planet Of The Apes – 20th Century Fox – $30.9M
  6. Emoji Movie, The – Sony – $25.6M
  7. Founding Of An Army, The – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $24.0M
  8. Battleship Island, The – CJ Entertainment – $22.5M
  9. Girls Trip – Universal – $22.1M
  10. Atomic Blonde – Multiple – $21.6M
  11. Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets – Multiple – $20.5M
  12. Baby Driver – Sony – $12.4M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, July 30, are below.

  1. Dunkirk – Warner Bros. – $28.1M
  2. Emoji Movie, The – Sony – $25.6M
  3. Girls Trip – Universal – $20.1M
  4. Atomic Blonde – Focus Features – $18.6M
  5. Spider-Man: Homecoming – Sony – $13.4M
  6. War For The Planet Of The Apes – 20th Century Fox – $10.4M
  7. Despicable Me 3 – Universal – $7.7M
  8. Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Plan – STX Entertainment – $6.8M
  9. Baby Driver – Sony – $4.0M
  10. Wonder Woman – Warner Bros. – $3.5M
  11. Big Sick, The – Lionsgate – $3.4M
  12. Cars 3 – Disney – $1.0M

About The Author

J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online, has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age, and has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film 'The Lost Weekend' is pure coincidence

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