Dunkirk remained in 1st place as The Emoji Movie came close to it but not close enough. Also Atomic Blonde opened higher than the first John Wick.
Dunkirk made another $26.6 million, down just 47.3%, raising its domestic total to $101.3 million after 10 days. The Christopher Nolan directed war movie is still running ahead of Interstellar (by about $5.6 million) through the same point. Now let’s see if Dunkirk can keep this up and maybe reach $200 million in the US. Honestly I think that’s too optimistic, $170-180 million sounds more reasonable here. Of course that would put it behind Interstellar ($188 million), but considering Dunkirk cost about $65 million less, not to mention it’s a World War II movie, I think $170-180 million would be a fantastic result.
The Emoji Movie opened to $24.5 million in 2nd. I would say my faith in humanity is partially restored, but I’d probably be lying since $24.5 million is still a lot more money than The Emoji Movie deserves. Because it’s an animation, meaning it will have better than average box office legs, expect to see this finish its domestic run with at least $60-70 million, which again is a lot more than it deserves.
In 3rd Girls Trip is still going very strong with 19.6 million, off by only 37%. So in just 10 days this $19 million R-rated comedy is already up to $65.1 million. After this weekend I’m confident Girls Trip has a very good shot at becoming the 19th movie of 2017 to top $100 million in the US. Again this only cost $19 million and now it’s the most successful R-rated comedy of the year. I don’t think anyone saw this one coming and you can bet we’ll see a Girls Trip 2 in no more than two years.
Atomic Blonde took $18.3 million in 4th, which is maybe less than I was expecting, but still very good. Like I said in the intro it’s more than the $14.4 million start of John Wick. At the same time Atomic Blonde did cost $30 million against John Wick‘s $20 million, so it might be too soon to call this a series, although there’s definitely potential for that. As long as it follows John Wick‘s trajectory Atomic Blonde should finish with $55 million or so in the US. If it can double that number worldwide than a sequel is in the cards.
Spider-Man: Homecoming rounds out the top 5 with $13.3 million, down 40.1%. That’s the wall crawler’s smallest drop yet and it helps push Homecoming closer to $300 million. I mean there’s still a ways to go, Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently at $278.2 million (9th in the MCU), but at some point in August it will get there.