Tuesday Morning Box Office Report: The Dark Tower Looms Over a Slow Summer Weekend


It was a very quiet weekend at the box office (in fact, the lowest grossing weekend of the summer so far), which allowed Stephen King’s The Dark Tower to climb to the top with a relatively lacklustre $19.2 million debut. That is the second largest opening weekend ever for a Stephen King adaptation, coming in just behind 2007’s 1408, but it is less than what Sony had been hoping for. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk was a close second, dropping just 34% to take $17.1 million, followed by The Emoji Movie and Girls Trip. In fifth place, the Halle Berry thriller Kidnap debuted with $10.2 million. Meanwhile, way down in eighth place, Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit could only muster $7.7 million with audiences seemingly shying away from such heavy subject matter during the summer season.

1. The Dark Tower — $19.2M
2. Dunkirk — $17.1M
3. The Emoji Movie — $12M
4. Girls Trip — $11.4M
5. Kidnap — $10M
6. Spider-Man: Homecoming — $8.8M
7. Atomic Blonde — $8.2M
8. Detroit — $7.1M
9. War for the Planet of the Apes — $6.2M
10. Despicable Me 3 — $5.4M

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