Box Office Results: ‘Dunkirk’ opens to $50M as ‘Valerian’ struggles
Christopher Nolan returns to top the box-office
Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” topped the box-office charts this weekend, opening against the adult-comedy “Girls Trip,” and the sci-fi epic “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”. While “Valerian” may have stumbled out of the gate, “Girls Trip” is off to a strong start during a summer that has not been kind to comedies. The bad news for “Valerian” is that the film will have to battle “Atomic Blonde,” and “The Emoji Movie” next weekend if it wants to make up for lost time, and they are two films that are expected to do quite well at the summer box-office.
“Dunkirk,” from Warner Bros. Pictures took the top spot on the domestic box-office charts this weekend with a $50M debut, the film opened across 3,720 locations nationwide. “Dunkrik” was written and Directed by Christopher Nolan, the film stars Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, and Aneurin Barnard.
Universal’s “Girls Trip” opened at number-two this weekend with a $30M debut across 2,591 locations. “Girls Trip” was directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the film stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Jada Pinkett Smith.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” from Sony Pictures, pulled-in $22M this weekend. The latest Spider-Man installment has now grossed over $251M domestically, and has been in theaters for three-weeks. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” was directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, and Donald Glover.
Last week’s winner, “War for the Planet of the Apes,” dropped down to number-four after grossing $20M this weekend. Now in its second week, the film has made over $97M for the studio. “War for the Planet of the Apes” was directed by Matt Reeves, the film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, and Steve Zahn.
“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” had a disappointing start in theaters this weekend, opening in fifth-place overall and only grossing $17M across 3,553 locations. “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” was directed by Luc Besson, the film was based on the comic book series “Valerian and Laureline” by Jean-Claude Mézières. The film stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, and Clive Owen.
As we mentioned before, “Atomic Blonde” and the animated-comedy “The Emoji Movie” will release next week. Documentary fans can look for “An Inconvenient Sequel,” which will be opening in select-theaters. “Atomic Blonde” was directed by David Leitch, and stars Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, and John Goodman, while “The Emoji Move” was directed by Tony Leondis, and features the voice-talents of T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, and Patrick Stewart.