Monday Morning Box Office Report: Dunkirk Brings Deliverance, Valerian Not So Victorious


Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk won’t be setting any box office records but it did have a solid opening weekend, coming away victorious with approximately $50.5 million (23% of which came from IMAX screenings). That’s a little bit more than Interstellar made back in 2014 and about $12 million less than Inception made in 2010. War movies can sometimes be a tough sell and this one didn’t have many big stars (aside from Harry Styles, of course) but the Christopher Nolan brand saw it through. It should continue to do decent business well into August. In second place, Girls Trip opened with a stellar $30.4 million, which I believe is the biggest debut for a live-action comedy this year. Spider-Man: Homecoming fell to third, while War for the Planet of the Apes dropped from first all the way to fourth. Not surprisingly, Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets struggled, debuting in fifth place with just $17 million. Considering that it cost over $200 million to produce, this is not great news although time will tell if the international box office can help minimize their losses.

1. Dunkirk — $50.5M
2. Girls Trip — $30.4M
3. Spider-Man: Homecoming — $22.0M
4. War for the Planet of the Apes — $20.4M
5. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets — $17.0M
6. Despicable Me 3 — $12.7M
7. Baby Driver — $6.0M
8. The Big Sick — $5.0M
9. Wonder Woman — $4.6M
10. Wish Upon — $2.5M

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