World

Dunkirk Sails To A Box Office Victory Over Valerian

Dunkirk Sails To A Box Office Victory Over Valerian

STX Entertainment is releasing the movie in the USA via its partnership with Besson's EuropaCorp, but doesn't have any money in the film. Nolan made the movie for Warner Bros., his longtime partner and home of his blockbuster Dark Knight trilogy.

It turns out that plenty of people are interested in watching Harry Styles fight for his life in a World War II drama while munching on some jam-slathered toast, because Dunkirk is indisputably the champion of the box office for its first weekend out in theaters.

After heading into the weekend with strong reviews and early Oscar buzz, Dunkirk has resonated with moviegoers as well, garnering an A-minus CinemaScore that bodes well for the film's long-term prospects. The film is one of the most expensive independent movies ever, based on data from Box Office Mojo and the distributor STX Entertainment, which pegged the projected cost at US$150 million even after government subsidies.

To this day, Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan (1998) remains the top-grossing World War II movie of all time domestically, earning $216.5 million (or $404.4 million when adjusting for inflation). With Dunkirk and Wonder Woman's weekend tallies, Warner Bros.is also set to cross the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office for 2017, a feat the studio will have pulled off 17 years in a row. Girls Trip came in ahead of expectations. The movie took in a mere $17 million, even after he appeared on several USA talk shows over the weekend to promote the film.

Coming in second place was the Universal comedy "Girls Trip", starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, and Regina Hall.




It wasn't quite such a good weekend for Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets however, with the sci-fi epic grossing just $17 million in North America and a further $6.5 million from 16 worldwide markets.

Web-slinging its way to third place, is Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland, which netted $22 million and $33.2 million internationally for a global take of $55.2 million.

Set to gross an estimated $50.5 million this weekend, the critically acclaimed new release convincingly ranks as America's top film. Wonder Woman's global haul is $779.4 million.

Fourth place: War For The Planet Of The Apes nabbed $20.4 million in its second weekend.

On the specialty front, Gillian Robespierre's comedy Landline - which reunited the filmmaker with Obvious Child star Jenny Slate - is poised to gross an estimated $52,336 across four locations, for a solid per-theater average of $13,084.


  • Trump Team Claims Pardons Aren't A Topic At The White House

    Trump Team Claims Pardons Aren't A Topic At The White House

    And now that he is in his new job, Scaramucci said it was time for things to change in the White House communications shop. Spicer reportedly resigned because he was opposed to Scaramucci , whom he had to report to as press secretary.
    One more day of showers before a stretch of drier weather

    One more day of showers before a stretch of drier weather

    Temperatures will top out in the upper 80s, and a cold front swinging through will spark some showers and storms in the afternoon. A disturbance will be sliding into our region later in the day which will bring the chance of scattered showers and t'storms.

    Spieth magic seals Open at Birkdale

    Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, and Rickie Fowler were among those who waited by the 18th to watch Spieth capture yet another major. The three shot lead Spieth came into the day with evaporated by the fourth hole after a bogey-par-bogey-bogey start.
  • Tom Daley: Chinese celebrations turned me into 'competitive animal'

    Tom Daley: Chinese celebrations turned me into 'competitive animal'

    Asked if he had always felt that way about the Chinese cheering, Daley said: "Normally, I wouldn't be after the Chinese divers". The sport known for its hair gel, glittering uniforms and over-the-top pageantry will have a new moniker going forward.
    Justice League's four-minute trailer has dropped and it's unbelievable

    Justice League's four-minute trailer has dropped and it's unbelievable

    The trailer begins with Gal Gadot's Diana preventing a bank robbery, something which she describes as "nothing very interesting". The movie is scheduled to release on Nov 17. "I think the ability to let yourself cry is what makes you such a warrior".
    Scaramucci and Sanders New Voices for Trump's White House After Shakeup

    Scaramucci and Sanders New Voices for Trump's White House After Shakeup

    Trump announced Friday that he'd hired Wall Street financier Scaramucci to help the White House sharpen its public message. The president admires the loyalty Scaramucci has demonstrated to him, by defending him vehemently on cable "news" shows.
  • We're Losing It Over This DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special Trailer

    We're Losing It Over This DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special Trailer

    Mackie also confirmed that her Bill Potts character will not be returning as the Doctor's companion after the Christmas Special . I just spoke to her the other day and she's so full of excitement and she's so full of passion and she really loves the show.
    Jeff Sessions reportedly discussed campaign issues with Russian ambassador

    Jeff Sessions reportedly discussed campaign issues with Russian ambassador

    President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS". Several other regular targets for Mr Trump featured in his series of tweets.
    Stranger Things Season 2 trailer teases thriller plot

    Stranger Things Season 2 trailer teases thriller plot

    Newly added cast members include Paul Reiser , Sean Astin , Linnea Berthelsen , Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery , among others. Picking up right where Season One left off, Will Byers and his friends are still feeling the effects of the Upside-Down.
  • Danilo joins Manchester City

    Danilo joins Manchester City

    City's £125m recruitment drive on full-backs is almost complete with Benjamin Mendy arriving here in the United States last night. Director of football Txiki Begiristain added: " Danilo is a fine player who offers great versatility to our squad".
    Jose Mourinho still hopeful of two more Manchester United signings

    Jose Mourinho still hopeful of two more Manchester United signings

    Indeed, they managed to find the back of the net just 26 times at home last season, two fewer than the relegated Hull City.
    Ben Affleck Denies Rumors He Is Exiting 'Batman'

    Ben Affleck Denies Rumors He Is Exiting 'Batman'

    Ben Affleck might not be your Batman for that much longer, if the new report from THR is true. "Let me be clear", said Affleck . Well, such is no longer the case as the latest rumor says #Warner Bros.is looking to replace Affleck with a younger actor.