One of 2017’s most critically acclaimed films eked out a box office win over one of the most critically panned movies of the year. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk held off The Emoji Movie to remain at the top of list for a second weekend. The weekends other newcomer, Atomic Blonde, also finished in the top five. Let’s take a closer look at the box office from last weekend.

THE TOP FIVE

1. Dunkirk (Our Review)
Weekend Take: $26.6 million ($101.3 million total domestically)
Updated Worldwide Total: $232.8 million
Budget: $150 million
Weeks In Release: 2nd
Dropping just 47% from its opening weekend, the World War II thriller has crossed the $100 million dollar mark in week two. The film opened in a few foreign markets. Vaulting past four of Nolan’s other bigger films, Dunkirk becomes his 6th highest grossing film in the U.S. of his career. Positive word of mouth could continue to help the movie pass Interstellar which grossed $188 million domestically.

2. The Emoji Movie
Weekend Take: $24.5 million
Worldwide Total: No international numbers
Budget: $50 million
Weeks In Release: New Release
With a Metascore of 9 and a Rotten Tomates approval rating of 7%, The Emoji Movie placed second over the weekend. With a strong Friday opening, the movie looked poised to overtake Dunkirk in its opening weekend. In the end, it fell roughly $2 million shy of accomplishing that. The film is poised for a domestic run of $60-70 million. For Sony Pictures Animation, it is their sixth highest opening weekend of all time.

3. Girls Trip (Our Review)

Weekend Take: $19.6 million ($65 million total domestically)
Updated Worldwide Total: $67.1 million
Budget: $19 million
Weeks In Release: 2nd
The all female comedy held strong in its second weekend hauling in nearly $20 million for the third spot. That was a drop of just 36%. The movie also opened overseas to the tune of $2 million. Girls Trip should have staying power with very little competition in the coming weeks.

4. Atomic Blonde (Our Review)
Weekend Take: $18.2 million
Worldwide Total: $24.2 million
Budget: $30 million
Weeks In Release: New Release
The weekends other wide release fell a little short of studio expectations coming in at number four. The action flick was Focus Features widest release since the studio released Kubo and the Two Strings in just over 3,200 hundred theaters last August. Look for Atomic Blonde to take a significant drop in week two with all the competition.

5. Spider-Man: Homecoming (Our Review)
Weekend Take: $13.2 million ($278.1 million total domestically)
Updated Worldwide Total:
$633.5 million
Budget:
$175 million
Weeks In Release:
4th
Our friendly neighborhood webslinger hung on in the top 5 for another week. Still to be released in Japan and China, Homecoming passed The Amazing Spider-Man as the fourth highest grossing Spider-Man film to date stateside. Still, it remains the lowest grossing internationally of the six films, but upcoming international release dates will help the cause.

ROUNDING OUT THE TOP TEN

6. War for the Planet of the Apes (Our Review)
Weekend Take: $10.4 million ($118.7 million total domestically)
Updated Worldwide Total:
$224 million
Budget:
$150 million
Weeks In Release:
3rd

7. Despicable Me 3
Weekend Take:
$7.5 million ($230.2 million total domestically)
Updated Worldwide Total:
$822.6 million
Budget:
$80 million
Weeks In Release:
5th

8. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Our Review)
Weekend Take:
$6.3 million ($30.1 million total domestically)
Updated Worldwide Total:
$59.7 million
Budget:
$177.2 million
Weeks In Release:
2nd

9. Baby Driver (Our Review)
Weekend Take:
$3.9 million ($91.9 million total domestically)
Updated Worldwide Total:
$138.5 million
Budget:
$34 million
Weeks In Release:
5th

10. Wonder Woman (Our Review)
Weekend Take:
$3.3 million ($395.2 million total domestically)
Updated Worldwide Total:
$788.6 million
Budget:
$149 million
Weeks In Release:
9th

INDIES

-Annapurna’s drama Detroit opened in 20 theaters this week ahead of it’s nationwide release on Friday. The Kathryn Bigelow film earned in $350,190 for a per theater average of $17,510.

-Expanding into more locations, A24’s A Ghost Story grossed just over $368k this weekend. The movie will continue to expand in the coming weeks.

-Al Gore’s climate change documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, opened in four locations. The film earned $124,823 and will also continue to expand this weekend.

-Indie films Landline and Lady Macbeth also saw expansion this weekend. The latter eared $176,073 while adding 64 theaters nationwide. Landline, in 34 new locations, earned $124,823.

NEXT WEEKS OUTLOOK

NEW RELEASES
WIDE
Detroit – expanding into 2,800-plus theaters
The Dark Tower – ~3,200 theaters
Kidnap – 2,200 theaters

LIMITED
Wind River – 4 theaters

As mentioned above, Annapurna will expand Detroit into a nationwide release and with positive buzz, the movie could be a factor in the top five. The long awaited Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower also figures to steal some business from the holdovers. The wild card is Kidnap. The long delayed Halle Berry action flick only opens in 2,200 theaters, but Berry may draw some loyal fans in. Also worth noting is Hell or High Water scribe Taylor Sheridan’s directorial debut Wind River. The Weinstein Company will release the Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen starrer in traditional limited release fashion, just four theaters. The movie will however expand nationwide in the weeks to come.

All numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo

 

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