‘Dunkirk’ Wins Weekend Box Office Again, Fights Off ‘The Emoji Movie’

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“Dunkirk” finished in first place at the box office for the second week in a row, according to Box Office Mojo.

Friday estimates put the World War II film in a tight race with new flick “The Emoji Movie.” But as the weekend moved on, “Dunkirk” easily defeated the animated newcomer. Christopher Nolan‘s potential awards player earned $28 million in US ticket sales this weekend. This put the film over the $100 million mark domestically, fully earning back its budget. The film continues to do well overseas, too. It has earned an estimated $234 million in its first two weeks.

Coming in number two is “The Emoji Movie.” The animated movie from Sony earned a Rotten Tomatoes score of 8%. But that didn’t stop $25 million in ticket receipts. The film only opened in North American theaters this weekend. It remains to be seen how it will do in overseas markets as it is released throughout August.

The surprise hit “Girls Trip” finished in third on its second weekend. The female-centric raunchy comedy added another $20 million this weekend, bringing its total to $65 million. After earning triple its budget, it’s no surprise there is already talk of a sequel.

Opening in fourth place was the Charlize Theron action/spy/thriller “Atomic Blonde.” The film from “John Wick” director David Leitch brought in $18.5 million in its debut. It also earned $6 million internationally, bringing it to $24 million for the first week.

Spider-Man: Homecoming” held onto a spot in the Top 5 this week, dropping from third place to fifth. It added another $13.5 million in the US and has earned some $630 million worldwide. This week, the webslinger passed “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” to become the ninth highest earner in the MCU.

War for the Planet of the Apes” moved into sixth place. The third film in the trilogy is still tracking behind earlier installments. With another $10 million to add, its domestic total is at $118 million. Worldwide it is just under $225 million.

Despicable Me 3” finished in seventh. After five weeks in theaters, the animated sequel has made $230 million domestically and over $800 million worlwide.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” dropped from fifth to eighth. The film earned only $6.8 million in the second week, bringing its total to $30 million. The estimated budget was adjusted down this week from $209 million to $177 million. But it is still counting on overseas ticket sales to earn that back. The Luc Besson sci fi movie has a late August release date in China.

Baby Driver” and “Wonder Woman” finished in ninth and tenth respectively. “Baby Driver” is at $138 million worldwide. “Wonder Woman” is the second highest grossing film of 2017, around $100 million behind “Beauty and the Beast.” The princess of Themyscira has earned about $786 million worldwide and is the highest grossing film directed by a woman.

Next week’s wide releases include Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit,” the adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower,” and the Halle Berry thriller “Kidnap.” Limited releases to watch for this week are the documentary “Step” and Taylor Sheridan’s “Wind River.”

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.

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