‘Dunkirk’, ‘Girls Trip’ and ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Take Top Three Spots at the Box Office
There was a lot of competition at the box office this weekend and the top spot went to the Christopher Nolan directed film, Dunkirk (check out the GOC review here).
The World War II period drama raked in $50.5 million domestically and did equally well overseas, earning $55.4 million for a global take of $105.9 million – $12.4 million of that coming from the United Kingdom, not surprising as the film focuses mainly on British military forces.
The second spot went to the R-rated comedy, Girls Trip which stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish. The Malcolm D. Lee directed flick raked in $30.4 million in North America.
R-rated comedies can sometimes be a gamble for studios, but Girls Trip broke the curse with ease, also earning an A+ on CinemaScore on its way to second place. This was my movie choice this weekend, and I absolutely loved it.
Spider-Man: Homecoming managed to stay in the top three earning another $22 million since its July 7 debut, despite stiff competition from War for the Planet of the Apes, which took the fourth spot with $20.4 million in its second week in theaters.
Rounding out the top five is the Luc Besson sci-fi adventure, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets which made a disappointing $17 million in its opening weekend. Now, the film will have to to rely on making up its ground overseas, to try to break even as the movie had a budget of $180 million.
Did you check out any of the top five movies in theaters this weekend? If you did, be sure to let us know your favorite in the comment section below.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter