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Battle at the Box Office 7/24

Dunkirk took the top spot at the box office over this last weekend, becoming the first non-franchise movie to top the chart for the summer.

Dunkirk took in $50.5 million, making it the fourth best opening for Christopher Nolan, between Inception and Batman Begins and it’s almost more already than last year’s Oscar nonimated World War II movie, Hacksaw Ridge, made in it’s entire domestic run.

Girls Trip took second place with $30.3 million, way more than prior female led R rated comedies Snatched and Rough Night made their opening weekends this summer and it’s about on par with the Think Like A Man movies and The Best Man Holiday.

Spider-Man: Homecoming dropped to third with another $22 million, putting it over $251 million for it’s three weeks out, putting it at fifth overall for all the prior Spider-Man movies grosses and 10th overall for the MCU.  Worldwide, Spidey has made over $571 million.

War for the Planet of the Apes took a pretty big tumble, losing about 63% of last week’s box office that put it at number one and dropping to fourth place with another $20.4 million and $97 million total for it’s two weeks out.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets rounded out the top five with $17 million, which seems low considering it could have cost upwards of $200 million to make but because of Luc Besson’s insane web of financing, he’s already made back about 80% of his budget and it should do extremely well in his home country of France and internationally when it opens outside the US.

Elsewhere on the charts, Wonder Woman became the highest grossing movie of the summer with $389 million domestically and it’s made over $779 million worldwide.


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