"Dunkirk" Leads US Friday Box Office, "Girls Trip" Takes Second, "Valerian" Tanks

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Luglio 24, 2017

Christopher Nolan's latest film, the World War II epic Dunkirk, has been a huge hit with critics, and it's also enjoyed a solid debut at the box office, with the film grossing $105.9 million around the world in its opening weekend. However, Besson has previously said there was no financial risk with the film, as he'd already earned back 96% of the budget with distributor pre-sales.

Now we'll watch if Warner Bros. will make a push for the movie to find award season glory later this year, especially a best director campaign for Nolan, who has never received a nomination.

With "Dunkirk" taking the top spot at the box office, the Queen Latifah-starring comedy "Girls Trip" exceeded expectations to capture the second-place position with an opening weekend domestic take of $30.4 million, which Variety points out is 2017's largest opening for a live-action comedy. Proving the female comedy is still alive and well, the raunchy, R-rated romp took in $US30.4 million.

"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets", this weekend's other notable new release, took third at the Friday box office.

Though "Valerian" is visually stunning, its over-two-hour running time and lack of chemistry between its leads, Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, led to a 54% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a very poor turnout at the over 3,500 screens for the $US200 million sci-fi spectacle.

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