“The Dark Tower” Wins Box Office With Disappointing Opening

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The Dark Tower Box Office

By Shari Weiss |

The Dark Tower Box Office


It was gloomy at the box office this weekend, where The Dark Tower took first place even though its opening gross was extremely disappointing. Get the details, and check out the full Top 10 movies below.

As Gossip Cop has reported, The Dark Tower was a long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s sci-fi series. Though the project had the novelist’s blessing, it took more than a decade to bring the universe of his books to the big screen. After numerous directors, writers, and actors rotated in and out, the film was finally produced with Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba in the lead roles. But despite the growing anticipation and the movie’s two A-list stars doing a press tour that included TV appearances, reviews are dreadful and the flick bombed in theaters.

For its debut, The Dark Tower made just $19.5 million. What’s even crazier than that, though, was that such a tiny sum was enough to win this weekend’s box office race. That’s how little business is taking place as summer enters its final month. Dunkirk, which had a strong opening last month and held on to the top spot for two weeks, slowed down in its third weekend. Ticket sales of $17.6 million put the war epic in second place.

The Emoji Movie scored third place with ticket receipts of $12.4 million. Following in the number four spot was Girls Trip with a gross of $11.4 million. Meanwhile, Kidnap, a new thriller starring Halle Berry, opened in fifth with $10.2 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Spider-Man: Homecoming in sixth with a haul totaling $8.8 million. Close behind in seventh was Charlize Theron’s Atomic Blonde with $8.2 million. Detroit secured the eighth position with $7.3 million, while War For The Planet Of The Apes nabbed ninth with $6 million. Just making it into the Top 10 in the last spot was Despicable Me 3. The film earned $5.3 million.


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