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BOX OFFICE RECAP: August 6, 2017

It’s Sunday, so we’re back with another edition of our Box Office Recap! The August 4 Weekend Box Office was the lowest of the summer so far, and was led by some of the weakest openers of the year. Check out how the Top 10 and analysis of the Top 5 below!

  Movie Title Domestic Worldwide Total
1  The Dark Tower $19,500,000 $27,500,000
2 Dunkirk $17,600,000 $314,155,738
3 The Emoji Movie $12,350,000 $62,151,704
4 Girls Trip $11,418,700 $90,843,720
5  Kidnap $110,210,000 $10,210,000
6 Spider-Man: Homecoming $8,800,000 $670,907,776
7 Atomic Blonde $8,244,930 $45,825,305
8 Detroit $7,251,000 $7,766,482
9 War for the Planet of the Apes $6,000,000 $278,037,057
10 Despicable Me 3 $5,288,640 $879,479,550

The Dark Tower, the latest movie based on a Stephen King property, has finally arrived after a rather ridiculous amount of delays. How did it perform? Well, it opened in first place, but with a disappointingly low take of $19.5 million. After the scathing reviews, one wouldn’t expect much else, but it’s actually faring decently with the general audience. This is by no means a good number, and it’s definitely a domestic bomb, but there is still hope, believe it or not. The movie had a low production budget, just $60 million, and has not had foreign numbers accounted for yet. It also has several countries to open in over the next several weeks. All that said, don’t expect The Dark Tower 2 anytime soon, or even at all, unless it really surprises overseas.

Dunkirk continues to make bank, coming in second place, dropping a mere 34% in its third weekend of release, earning $17.6 million. There’s not much to say here that hasn’t been said before. Nolan really knows how to engage his audience. Surprisingly enough, The Emoji Movie also managed to engage its audience fairly well. It dropped only 49%, to third place, and earned $12.3 million. This isn’t a crazy number, but it’s a great hold considering the widespread hate for the film. It’s currently at $49 million domestically on a $50 million budget and hasn’t had foreign numbers released yet. The Emoji Movie could still bomb, but all signs point towards a decent overall profit in the end.

Girls Trip is still cruising along in fourth place, making $11.4 million as it quickly approaches the $100 million mark worldwide. This is an insane and incredibly shocking number for this type of movie, but all the better to the cast and crew for its massive success. One of the few pleasant surprises this summer that continues to beat the odds. On the other hand, Kidnap, starring Halle Berry, opened poorly in fifth place with $10.2 million. Obviously no one expected anything more based on the marketing and reviews, but it’s actually not the worst number ever. The movie had a low budget of just $20 million and you can bet the studio is at least mildly pleased with this number. I don’t think anyone was expecting this to be the next John Wick.

A shoutout is due to Wonder Woman for being the highest grossing movie this summer, and recently crossing the $400 million mark at the domestic box office. This movie has been incredibly successful and it deserves all the money it’s making.

The August 4 Weekend Box Office wasn’t great. The summer is winding up and overall it has been a solid one though. There have been a number of disappointing films, but the ones that stood out really stood out. Join us next week for the latest installment in the Conjuring universe, Annabelle: Creation, which has received raving reviews thus far, and also the “highly anticipated” The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature.

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