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‘Dunkirk’ crosses $100 mn mark in opening weekend

MUMBAI: Warner Bros’ war movie ‘Dunkirk’ from director Christopher Nolan has  crossed the $100 million mark in opening weekend

Comscore has announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of 23 July, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Warner Bros.’ ‘Dunkirk’ soars to number one debuts internationally, in the US and worldwide taking in $55.4 million in 46 international markets plus $50.5 million in North America for a combined global total of $105.9 million.  The UK in particular showed strong results with a $12.4 million number one debut on 1,313 screens.”

A report in the ‘New York Times’ noted that releasing ‘Dunkirk’ in late July was a risk. Serious films aimed at older audiences tend to arrive in the fall or late winter; summer is usually reserved for comic-book adaptations and science-fiction epics. But Nolan wanted a summer berth for “Dunkirk,” and Warner Bros. backed him, betting that audiences would be hungry for something smart and original after an unsatisfying diet of sequels to sequels.

“The right movie can play and play in late summer” Warner’s president of domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein told ‘the New York Times’. Goldstein cited “the Nolan pedigree” for stronger-than-expected turnout, along with “our marketing team, which did a phenomenal job.”

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of 23 July, are:

  1. Dunkirk – Warner Bros. – $105.9 Million
  2. Despicable Me 3 – Universal – $60.2 Million
  3. Spider-Man: Homecoming – Sony – $55.2 Million
  4. War For The Planet Of The Apes – 20th Century Fox – $37.7 Million
  5. Girls Trip – Universal – $30.4 Million
  6. Transformers: The Last Knight – Paramount Pictures – $26 Million
  7. Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets – Multiple – $20.9 Million
  8. Brotherhood Of Blades II: The Infernal – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $16 Million
  9. Baby Driver – Sony – $14.3 Million
  10. Cars 3 – Disney – $13.3 Million
  11. Wukong – Multiple – $12.2 Million
  12. Father And Son (dir. Yuan) – Wuzhou Film Distribution – $11.1 Million

The top 12 US weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of 23 July, are:

  1. Dunkirk – Warner Bros. – $50.5 Million
  2. Girls Trip – Universal – $30.4 Million
  3. Spider-Man: Homecoming – Sony – $22.0 Million
  4. War For The Planet Of The Apes – 20th Century Fox – $20.4 Million
  5. Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Plan – STX Entertainment – $17 Million
  6. Despicable Me 3 – Universal – $12.7 Million
  7. Baby Driver – Sony – $6 Million
  8. The Big Sick – Lionsgate – $5 Million
  9. Wonder Woman – Warner Bros. – $4.6 Million
  10. Wish Upon – Broad Green Pictures – $2.5 Million
  11. Cars 3 – Disney – $1.9 Million
  12. Transformers: The Last Knight – Paramount – $1.1 Million

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