The Dark Knight and Inception director Christopher Nolan's newest film, Dunkirk, was the No. 1 movie at the US box office weekend--and by a large margin. Box office estimates posted by Entertainment Weekly show that the World War II film made $50.5 million in the US for the July 21-23 period, easily beating the No. 2 movie, Girls Trip, which was $30.4 million.
Rounding out the top five were Spider-Man: Homecoming ($22 million), War for the Planet of the Apes ($20.4 million), and Valerian ($17 million).
Going back to Dunkirk, it is Nolan's fourth-biggest US opening ever, according to EW, behind The Dark Knight Rises ($160.9 million), The Dark Knight ($158.4 million), and Inception ($62.8 million). It compares favourably to other recent World War II films, beating out the opening-weekend figures for Allied ($12.7 million), Unbroken ($30.6 million), and Fury ($23.7 million).
You can see the full Top 10 list below, and be sure to go to EW to see a detailed breakdown of how the top films performed over the weekend.
July 21-23 US Box Office Figures
- Dunkirk — $50.5 million
- Girls Trip — $30.4 million
- Spider-Man: Homecoming — $22 million
- War for the Planet of the Apes — $20.4
- Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets — $17 million
- Despicable Me 3 — $12.7 million
- Baby Driver — $6 million
- The Big Sick — $ 5 million
- Wonder Woman — $4.6 million
- Wish Upon — $2.5 million
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