Dark Tower Barely Wins a Soft Weekend at the Box Office
Despite lots of anticipation and a good marketing push, Sony‘s The Dark Tower opened weakly barely winning the weekend box office in the softest weekend at the domestic box office since early April.
The film opened with an estimated $19.5 million domestically and $8 million at the foreign box office. With a budget of just $60 million that’s not horrible, but it’s also not that great. The film was to kick off a multi-platorm franchise but with an opening such as this one has to wonder how that might change. The film is the second largest opening for a Stephen King adaptation.
Dark Tower has just 18% on RottenTomatoes and received a “B” CinemaScore. It was mostly male with 58% and 68% were over the age of 25.
In a close second place was Dunkirk which added $17.6 million to its domestic total dropping just 34% in its third weekend. It now has a domestic total of $133.6 million and has earned $314.2 million worldwide so far.
In third place was The Emoji Movie which added $12.35 million to its domestic total with a 50% drop. It has earned $49.5 million domestically and $62.2 million worldwide.
Girls Trip is a trip folks want to take coming in fourth place and dropping just 42% in its third weekend. The film added $11.4 million to its total and stands at $85.4 million. The film is outpacing Bridesmaid so should wind up doing a bit better than that film when it’s theatrical run is over.
Rounding out the top five was Kidnap which brough in $10.2 million. It received a “B+” CinemaScore with an audience 63% female and 73% over the age of 25.
When it comes to comic adaptations….
Spider-Man: Homecoming came in sixth place adding $8.8 million to its total to bring it to $294.9 million domestically. Worldwide the film has earned $670.9 million which still has it dead last when it comes to worldwide earnings but it’s fourth when it comes to domestic (not adjusted for inflation).
Atomic Blonde dropped to seventh place just behind Spidey adding $8.2 million to its total to bring its domestic cume to $34.1 million on a $30 million budget. Worldwide the film has earned $45.8 million.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets continues to struggle adding $2.4 million to its domestic total. So far its earned $36.1 million and worldwide it has earned just $65.6 million on a $177.2 million budget.
Wonder Woman added $2.4 million to its total to bring its domestic total to $399.5 million. The film has also earned $393.9 million at the foreign box office for a worldwide total of $793.4 million.
Finally, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 added $445,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $388.4 million. Worldwide the film has earned $861.3 million.
We’ll be back in an hour to take a deeper dive into how comic adaptations are doing at the box office in 2017.