“Dunkirk” Defeats Competitors To Win Weekend Box Office

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Dunkirk Box Office

By Shari Weiss |

Dunkirk Box Office

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Dunkirk defeated its movie competitors to win the box office. Get all the details and check out the full Top 10 for this weekend’s films below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk tells the story of the real-life evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk as German forces were closing in during World War II. The film unfolds from three different perspectives, including one led by newcomer Fionn Whitehead. The cast also features notable names like Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and, in his big-screen acting debut, Harry Styles.

Amid rave reviews, with some critics even calling it one of the best films of the year, Dunkirk opened in first place with $50.5 million, which is higher than the debut for Nolan’s last epic, Interstellar. This week’s second-place movie was Girls Trip, a raunchy comedy with Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith. Far different than the serious Dunkirk, it earned $30.4 million for its opening gross.

Both of those films pushed last week’s chart-toppers down. Spider-Man: Homecoming made it into the top three with $22 million, while last week’s number one, War For The Planet Of The Apes, slipped down to the fourth position with $20.4 million in ticket sales. And, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets landed in the number five spot. It had a total haul of $17 million, which was a big disappointment, particularly given the sci-fi flick’s extremely high production costs.

Among those rounding out the Top 10 was the family-friendly Despicable Me 3, which raked in $12.7 million for sixth place during its fourth weekend. And Baby Driver nabbed seventh with receipts worth $6 million. Securing eighth was the comedy The Big Sick, with a solid $5 million. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman took in another $4.6 million, as well as the ninth slot. And just making it into the Top 10 this week was Wish Upon. The film earned $2.5 million.

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