Box Office Weekend: Dunkirk Claims Box Office


The movie divides its time between the sea, the air, and the the mole (the beach).

Ever since his 1998 directorial debut Following, one of the most prominent recurring themes throughout Christopher Nolan's filmography is the concept and fragmentation of time.

Dunkirk tells the true story of the 400,000 allied soldiers from France, the British empire, and Belgium stuck on a beach during the Battle of France while hordes of German soldiers surround them in 1940 during World War II.

We've already had our exclusive chats with none other than Harry Styles and his soldier co-star Fionn Whitehead, as well as our very own Barry Keoghan and his new BFF Mark Rylance, and now we finish off our extensive Dunkirk cast interviews with two fantastic up-and-coming actors Tom Glynn-Carney and Jack Lowden. The film's 402 IMAX screens accounted for $11.7 million (or 23%) of the film's opening weekend performance, an impressive result for the premium format.

Dunkirk opened on par with Nolan's last film, Interstellar, which launched to almost $50-M over the long Thanksgiving holiday in Y 2014, including $47.5-M for the 3-day weekend.

Universal's R-rated comedy Girls Trip ranked second in this week's list.

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According to an extensive story in Vanity Fair, one of the highest paid directors in Hollywood today is Steven Spielberg whose films have managed to earn 9 billion dollars at the box office. In fact, "Dunkirk" is the first non-franchise movie to nab the No. 1 spot this summer, though original films like "Baby Driver" and "The Big Sick" have done well.

The Christopher Nolan's new war drama, Dunkirk, which is marking to be the best film in his career. The film is expected to play more evenly across demographics in the coming weeks as word-of-mouth spreads on this early Oscar contender. "So when I see the film tonight, I see it with a certain kind of sadness".

The U.K., where Nolan is from, led with 12.4 million United States dollars, followed by South Korea with 10.3 million USD.

The movie, which has an estimated production and marketing budget of nearly $210 million, only made a total of $17 million dollars at the domestic box office from 3,553 theaters.

Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman has eclipsed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($386-M) to become the top-grossing film of Summer in North America and the 2nd-biggest title of the year to date behind Beauty and the Beast with a total of $389-M. The studio was projecting US$35 million to US$40 million.