Top 10 Movies At The US Box Office This Weekend

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 took in an estimated $ 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

  1. Dunkirk — $ 50.5 million
  2. Girls Trip — $ 30.4 million
  3. Spider-Man: Homecoming — $ 22 million
  4. War for the Planet of the Apes — $ 20.4
  5. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets — $ 17 million
  6. Despicable Me 3 — $ 12.7 million
  7. Baby Driver — $ 6 million
  8. The Big Sick — $ 5 million
  9. Wonder Woman — $ 4.6 million
  10. Wish Upon — $ 2.5 million

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