Sony’s “The Dark Tower” debuted alongside the Halle Berry drama “Kidnap” this week, and the history-based drama “Detroit” expanded from twenty-theaters to a nationwide release over the weekend. A few cities also started screening the documentary “Step,” as well as the mystery-drama “Wind River“.
The summer box-office may be slowing down, but moviegoers will have three major releases to look forward to next weekend. This week’s winners will have to defend their rankings against the horror-thriller “Annabelle 2,” the animated-comedy “The Nut Job 2,” and the drama “The Glass Castle”. There are also a few prominent limited-releases that are set to scheduled to release next weekend, including Marc Webb’s “The Only Living Boy in New York”.
“The Dark Tower” did manage to take the top-spot on the domestic charts this week, grossing $19.5M across 3,451 locations. “The Dark Tower” was directed by Nikolaj Arcel, the screenplay was written by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner. The film stars Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, and Tom Taylor. “The Dark Tower” is based on the story created by Stephen King ($7 at Amazon).
“Dunkirk” dropped to number two this weekend, bringing in $17.6M while remaining in 4,014 locations. This brings the film’s three-week total to just over $133M domestically, and over $300M worldwide. “Dunkrik” was written and Directed by Christopher Nolan, the film stars Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, and Aneurin Barnard.
Sony’s “The Emoji Movie” took third-place overall with a $12.3M weekend, the film has now made over $49M domestically since the animated-comedy debuted two-weeks ago. “The Emoji Movie” was directed by Tony Leondis, who co-wrote the screenplay with Eric Siegel. The film features the voice-talents of T.J. Miller, James Corden, and Anna Faris.
“Girls Trip,” from Universal Pictures, edged out “Kidnap” with an $11.4M weekend. “Girls Trip” has made over $85M for the studio in just three-weeks, while “Kidnap” only had a $10M opening weekend. “Kidnap” was directed by Luis Prieto, and stars Halle Berry, Sage Correa, and Chris McGinn. “Girls Trip” was directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the film stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Jada Pinkett Smith.
As we mentioned earlier, the major-releases for next week are “Annabelle 2,” “The Glass Castle,” and “The Nut Job 2,” but select theaters will also start screening “The Only Living Boy in New York,” and the film “Good Time”.
While “Annabelle 2” may scare-up the biggest box-office debut next weekend, “The Glass Castle” shouldn’t be overlooked. The bio-drama stars Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts, and chronicles the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family. The film is a story of unconditional love, based on Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir ($11 at Amazon).
If you’re lucky enough to have “The Only Living Boy in New York” playing in a theater near you, the film follows a recent college graduate as he seeks the guidance of an eccentric neighbor. In the film, his life is upended by his father’s mistress. The drama stars Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, and Pierce Brosnan. If you’re looking for a new crime-drama, the film “Good Time” features Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Pattinson, and Barkhad Abdi, but check your local listings to see if it’s playing in your area.