Weekend Box Office Wrap-up

Weekend Box Office Wrap-up”

Christopher Nolan's World War II epic brought in an estimated $50.5 million to easily top the charts, according to Warner Bros., while the raucous comedy "Girls Trip" broke the R-rated comedy slump of 2017 with $30.4 million to take second place.

Another newcomer, Universal's "Girls Trip" opened in second place with an estimated 30.37 million USA dollars.

"It enjoyed a spectacular weekend debuting amidst great reviews and a tremendously enthusiastic response from critics and audiences alike.The film should have tremendous "legs" in the coming weeks as it continues to generate strong buzz with moviegoers", wrote movie analyst Paul Dergarabedian at comScore in an email to Xinhua.

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.

Girls Trip was made for roughly $20-M, a modest amount compared to the budgets for Dunkirk and the weekend's 3rd new nationwide release, French filmmaker Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets. That is the best showing so far this year for the genre and helps to make up for Summer flops Rough Night and The House. But luckily for "Dunkirk", Christopher Nolan was in the director's chair. If you forget the formulaic nonsense and just focus on putting together a good movie, audiences will reward you.

Dunkirk features a cast that includes Nolan regulars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy alongside Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney and newcomer Fionn Whitehead. The rom-com now stands at $24.5 million in the U.S. "It really propelled this movie that wasn't an obvious win".

Drawing quite a different audience was the buddy comedy "Girls Trip", starring Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah as a group of girlfriends who head to New Orleans for a weekend of fun. They rekindle their friendship and rediscovered their wild sides. However, Besson has previously said there was no financial risk with the film, as he'd already earned back 96% of the budget with distributor pre-sales.

Based on the French comic series Valérian and Laureline, the movie stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as two space-faring special agents on a mission to save the universe. Clive Owen, Rihanna, and Ethan Hawke round out the cast.

On to No. 3: Dropping one slot this weekend and barely holding off "War for the Planet of the Apes" is "Spider-Man: Homecoming", bringing in an estimated $22 million in its third week out.

The third Planet of the Apes prequel and the first Sony and Marvel Studios Spider-Man collaboration each earned about $6 million on Friday at the box office and both will take in about $21 million each by the end of the weekend.

Per ComScore, overall box office is down.7 percent from the same frame from a year ago.

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