Dunkirk Holds at #1, Barely Holding Off Emojis
Dunkirk repeated in first place at the box office this past weekend bringing in an estimated $28.1 million at the domestic box office to bring its total to $102.8 million. At the foreign box office the film has earned $131.3 million to bring its total to $234.1 in just two weeks.
But… the film was barely in first place holding off The Emoji Movie which, despite overwhelmingly negative reviews, managed to come in second earning $25.7 million in its first week. With a budget of just $50 million, the film has a solid start and I’m sure we can expect a sequel down the road. Interestingly, the film played to a majority female audience 52% with 64% under the age of 25. So families and tweens?
Dropping to third was Girls Trip which added an impressive $20.1 million to its total to bring it to $65.5 million domestically and $67 million worldwide. With a budget of just $19 million, this one will absolutely get a sequel down the road.
In fourth place was another new film Atomic Blonde, the latest comic to be turned movie. That movie earned $18.6 million domestically and $6 million at the foreign box office. That might not seem like a great start but the film’s budget is just $30 million, so in its first week it has almost returned its entire budget. Still, there’s been a big push for the film and it failed to catch on with the female audience like Wonder Woman did, instead playing to 51% male. It was expected to bring in about $20 million.
Rounding out the top five was Spider-Man: Homecoming which added $13.5 million to its domestic total to bring it to $278.4 million and so far it has earned $633.8 million worldwide. The film will end up making about what all of the various Spider-Man films average.
When it comes to comic move adaptations….
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets earned $6.8 million to bring its domestic total to $30.6 million. With a budget of $177.2 million, the movie can only be called a flop.
Wonder Woman added $3.5 million to its domestic total to bring that to $395.4 million and $786 million worldwide.
Finally, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 added $293,000 to its domestic total and now stands at $860.6 million with a DVD release just a few weeks away.
We’ll be back in an hour with even more info about this year’s comic movie adaptations!