With two wide releases this week, last week’s Number 1 Dunkirk easily held on to the top spot for a second week, adding 28 screens and earning $26.6 million, down just 47% from its opening weekend. That brings the film’s domestic total to $101.3 million against a reported $100 million budget. Internationally, Dunkirk opened in Germany, Mexico, Brazil and fourteen other markets, earning an additional $45.6 million. Worldwide, Dunkirk has grossed $232.8 million to date.
Of the two new releases, Dunkirk‘s closest competition was The Emoji Movie which took second place with $24.5 million … while playing on 300 more screens than Dunkirk. Comparatively, Dunkirk‘s per screen average was $7,100 to Emoji‘s $6,020. With mostly terrible reviews, it will be interesting to see how The Emoji Movie holds up in its second week.
Falling short of expectations, Atomic Blonde entered the charts at Number 4 with $18.2 million, and on 300 fewer screens than Dunkirk (with a $5,535 per screen average). The film earned an additional $6 million in foreign markets for a global total of $24.2 million. The action flick is reportedly budgeted at $30 million. The film’s shortcomings may also be blamed on the plethora of advance screenings given the film a full month before its release.
Holding up well in its second week, Girls Trip dropped just 37% and moved down one spot to Number 3 with $19.6 million, giving the $19 million comedy a domestic total of $65 million after two weeks, and a better per screen average than Dunkirk with $7,419.
But looking just at per screen averages, there are no films in the Top Ten this week that cracked the $10,000 mark. The real champ at the box office this weekend was An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (27) which opened on just four screens with $124,823, a per screen average of $31,206. Menashe (34) debuted on three screens with a $20,693 average, followed by Detroit on twenty screens at Number 16 with $350,190, a per screen average of $17,510. Brigsby Bear (38) was also in five-digits territory with a $13,217 per screen average.
Wonder Woman looks to be on the way out of the Top Ten, parking at Number 10 this week with $3.3 million, a small 27.5% drop from last week. Its domestic total after nine weeks is now at $395.2 million, with a worldwide haul of $788.6 million. On the other end of the spectrum, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets dropped a catastrophic 63%, tumbling three spots to Number 8 with $6.3 million. After two weeks, the $177 million film has a domestic total of just $30.1 million and no reported international grosses as of yet.
The coming weekend of August 4 may see a shake-up in the Top Ten with the wide releases of the Halle Berry thriller Kidnap, the expansion of Detroit, and the release of the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation of The Dark Tower. We expect The Dark Tower to hit the Number 1 spot but those expectations could be tempered by the curious lack of or out-of-the-way advance screenings for the film. Not a good sign at all.
Below are the Top Ten grosses for the weekend of July 28.
[#] Last week’s position. [N] New in theaters. – # – Weeks in theaters. ★ HOTCHKA review | Source: Box Office Mojo