Chris Nolan’s Dunkirk was again the top holdover of the weekend, earning another $3.13 million (-37%) on Friday for a likely $10.7m (-37%) fourth weekend and $153m 24-day total. That makes it Chris Nolan’s fifth-straight $150m+ domestic grosser and puts it on a clear path to pass Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ($171m) to be the fifth-biggest domestic earner of the summer. It is still tracking just below Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, with a bigger fourth-weekend drop, but if the film “only” ends up with $180m domestic (as opposed to Rogue Nation’s $195m), that’s no shame/outrage.
Sony’s The Dark Tower took a brutal (but expected) plunge on its second Friday. The poorly-reviewed/poorly-received Stephen King adaptation earned just $2.3 million (-70%) on its second Friday, setting the stage for a $7.6m (-60%) second weekend and $34m ten-day total. Such a drop means that it will start to shed theaters next weekend and may struggle to top $50m domestic. Sure, the film only cost $60m to produce, but it’s finished as a theatrical franchise even if it pulls an Inferno overseas.
Universal/Comcast Corp.’s Girls Trip earned another $2.046 million (-44%) on Friday for a likely $6.265m (-45%) third weekend and a $97m 24-day cume. It’ll top $100m sometime next week and it’s looking like a final domestic cume of around $110-$115m on a $19m budget, with possible overseas bounties yet to come. This is a huge win for Will Packer, Malcolm D. Lee and the cast (Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish). Once again, when you give a starving demographic a filet mignon…
Sony’s The Emoji Movie earned around $1.9 million (-51%) on Friday, setting the stage for a $6.238m (-48%) weekend and a $63.225m 17-day total. The movie isn’t a bomb, as it only cost $50m and still has plenty of potential overseas, but it also clearly isn’t another Angry Birds-type hit. Ironically, its failure is helping Spider-Man: Homecoming by continuing to make it the event movie for kids. The reboot crossed $300m on Thursday and should make $5.8m (-34%) this weekend for a $306.1m domestic cume as it waits for Japan and China.
Halle Berry’s Kidnap earned another $1.5 million on its second Friday, which is a harsh 60% drop and puts the perfectly solid thriller on a course for a $5m (-50%) weekend and $19.2m ten-day cume. It’s a cheap acquisition, but it was 4.5 years ago that The Call made $51m domestic. Focus Features’ Atomic Blonde earned $1.266m (-48%) on Friday for a likely $4.113m (-50%) third weekend and $42.3m 17-day total. It’ll top John Wick ($43m) and should make it to $50m domestic, so it’s a solid little hit.
Detroit earned around $842,000 (-68%) on its third Friday, setting itself up for a $942k (-60%) third weekend and a $13.245m 17-day total. That’s not a remotely good result, even if we note how challenging and crowd-not-pleasing the picture is even for folks who loved it. It may still figure into the Oscar race, but me thinks Kathryn Bigelow’s drama should have taken the festival route. Alas. In better news, Sony and Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver will cross $100m domestic tomorrow.
Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc.’s Wonder Woman earned another $405,000 (-40%) on Friday in 961 theaters, setting the stage for a $1.368 million (-40%) 11th weekend and $402.1m domestic cume. It’s winding down, as it has enough muscle to pass Spider-Man ($403m in 2002), but not much more than that barring a re-issue or an awards run. No such miracles exist for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, as the Luc Besson sci-fi fantasy will earn $831k (-65%) in its fourth weekend for a $38.289m 24-day total.
Paramount/Viacom Inc.’s An Inconvenient Sequel expanded to 556 theaters this weekend and earned $275,000 (-22%) on Friday, setting the stage for a $660k (-31%) weekend and $2.155 million domestic total. Weinstein’s Wind River expanded to 41 theaters and earned another $187.5k (+251%) for a likely $575k (+255%) weekend and $802k ten-day total. And finally, Wolf Warrior 2 will end its third weekend in North American theater with $2m. That’s quite good for a domestic release for a Chinese import, and the film has already made (at least) $600m in China over the last two weeks.
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