After The Dark Tower opened to sluggish results a week ago, August continues to show that summer is on its way out. The prequel, Annabelle: Creation opened atop the box office while some of the holdovers stay strong. The weekends other two new releases faltered in a market flooded with blockbusters that continue to do business. Let’s take a closer look into the weekend.

THE TOP FIVE

1. Annabelle: Creation (Our Review)
Weekend Total:
$35 million
Worldwide Total: $71.7 million
Budget: $15 million
Weeks In Release: New Release
Nearly quadrupling its budget, Warner Bros. has another horror hit on its hands. Annabelle: Creation finished $24 million higher than the second place finisher for the weekend. In The Conjuring franchise should have another hit on its hand with another solid opening.

2. Dunkirk (Our Review)
Weekend Total:
 $11.4 million ($153.7 million total domestically)
Updated Worldwide Total:
$363.7 million 
Budget:
$100 million
Weeks In Release:
4th
Dropping only 33% in its fourth weekend, Dunkirk continues to rack up the dollars domestically and worldwide. The film hasn’t dropped below this place in its theatrical run. Christopher Nolan’s World War II thriller has yet to open in Japan, China and Italy.

3. The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
Weekend Total: $8.9 million
Worldwide Total: No International numbers
Budget: No budget given
Weeks In Release: New Release
Open Road’s animated sequel earned a meager $8.9 million. It was the worst opening for any film that opened in more than 4,000 theaters. That record has been set three times this year most recently by The Emoji Movie.

4. The Dark Tower (Our Review)
Weekend Total:
$7.8 million ($34.3 million total domestically)
Updated Worldwide Total:
$53.6 million
Budget:
$60 million
Weeks In Release:
2nd
Taking the biggest drop of any wide release this weekend, The Dark Tower has yet to make its budget back. Failing to gain traction internationally, the film will end up being a bomb for Sony. The movie is a top ten earner in the pantheon on Stephen King adaptations.

5. The Emoji Movie
Weekend Total: $6.6 million (63.5 million total domestically)
Updated Worldwide Total: $97.1 million
Budget: $50 million
Weeks In Release: 3rd
Though its still to open in a few key markets overseas, The Emoji Movie hung in the top five last weekend. Just shy of $100 worldwide, the film dropped 45% in its third weekend of release. The movie, combined with Smurfs: The Lost Village, has capped a down year for Sony Animation.

ROUNDING OUT THE TOP TEN

6. Girls Trip (Our Review)
Weekend Total: $6.5 million ($97.2 million total domestically)
Updated Worldwide Total: $105.5 million
Budget: $19 million
Weeks In Release: 4th

7. Spider-Man: Homecoming (Our Review) Weekend Total: $6.1 million ($306.4 million total domestically)
Updated Worldwide Total:
$702 million
Budget:
$175 million
Weeks In Release:
6th

8. Kidnap (Our Review) Weekend Total: $5.2 million ($19.3 million total domestically)
Updated Worldwide Total: No international numbers
Budget: No budget given
Weeks In Release: 2nd

9. The Glass Castle
Weekend Total:
$4.8 million
Worldwide Total: No international numbers
Budget: No budget given
Weeks In Release: New Release

10. Atomic Blonde (Our Review)
Weekend Total:
$4.5 million
Update Worldwide Total:
$61.7 million
Budget: $30 million
Weeks In Release: 3rd

INDIES

-A24’s Good Time earned $137,625 in a four theater roll out.
The Only Living Boy in New York debuted into 15 theaters and earned $57,619
Ingrid Goes West debuted in 3 theaters and earned the highest per theater gross of the indie releases this weekend, $47,072.

NEXT WEEKS OUTLOOK

NEW RELEASES
WIDE
The Hitman’s Bodyguard – 3,000 theaters
Logan Lucky – Nationwide

LIMITED
Patti Cake$ – 14 theaters
Crown Heights – 3 theaters

Comedies like Girls Trip will have come competition with the Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson led comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Also opening in wide release is Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky. The action-comedy could be indie studio Bleecker Street’s largest wide release. Megan Leavey debuted in just under 2,000 theaters earlier this year. In the indie circuit, Sundance darlings Patti Cake$ will hit 14 theaters and IFC’s Crown Heights will debut in three.

All numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo

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