'Dark Tower' Takes the Lead in Slow Weekend Box Office

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Agosto 6, 2017

The Dark Tower, which has received mediocre reviews at best and terrible reviews at worst (it has an 18% on Rotten Tomatoes), pushed past Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk and Katherine Bigelow's controversial Detroit, which opened wide this weekend.

Sony's The Dark Tower topped the softest weekend at the domestic box office since early April, opening with less than $20 million. The $19.5 million gross for the film isn't anything wonderful, but given the fact that it was received pretty negatively by critics, it made a decent amount of money despite the backlash. Among other new releases, Aviron's Kidnap had a modest showing, squeaking above $10 million, while Annapurna's Detroit was unable to take off in its nationwide expansion. The war movie, which has largely received critical acclaim, only dropped 34% from the previous week. Overall, with the top twelve films grossing $111.5 million makes this the lowest grossing weekend of the summer season and sixth lowest of the year as the 2017 summer movie season is now down ~10% compared to 2016. The Emoji Movie grossed $12.35 million in its second weekend and has already made $49.45 domestically.

Fourth place went to "Girls Trip" from Universal, at $11.4 million.

"Tower", co-produced by independent film studio MRC, had the lowest box-office-leading weekend take of the year, HollywoodReporter.com noted. The film stars Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, and Mike Colter. However, with no other competition as most audiences have seen current releases "Spider-Man: Homecoming", "Dunkirk", and "Despicable Me 3", it turns out the greatest strength "The Dark Tower " had was being placed at the flawless weekend.

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