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Dunkirk (2017)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $56,957,597Details
International Box Office $55,389,899Details
Worldwide Box Office $112,347,496
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Hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$150,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 21st, 2017 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
July 21st, 2017 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: July 18th, 2017 (Wide) (South Korea)
July 21st, 2017 (Wide) (Australia)
July 21st, 2017 (Wide), released as Dunkerk (Czech Republic)
July 21st, 2017 (Wide) (France)
July 21st, 2017 (Wide) (India)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense war experience and some language.
(Rating bulletin 2467 (Cert #50964), 3/15/2017)
Running Time: 107 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Saving Private Ryan
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Keywords: World War II, France, 1940s, Nazis, Germany, Mass Evacuation, War
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Warner Bros., Syncopy, RatPac Entertainment, Dune Entertainment
Production Countries: France,
United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic July Weekend 44 $50,513,488 Jul 21, 2017 3
Top Action Weekend Domestic 86 $50,513,488 Jul 21, 2017 3
Top Dramatization Weekend Domestic 8 $50,513,488 Jul 21, 2017 3
Top Original Screenplay Weekend Domestic 68 $50,513,488 Jul 21, 2017 3
Top Warner Bros. Weekend Domestic 48 $50,513,488 Jul 21, 2017 3
Fastest to $50m 197 $50,513,488 Jul 21, 2017 3
Top Dramatization Day Domestic 15 $19,736,259 Jul 21, 2017 1


Tom Glynn    Peter
Jack Lowden    Royal Air Force fighter pilot
Harry Styles    Alex
Aneurin Barnard    Gibson
James D'Arcy    Captain Winnant
Barry Keoghan    George
Kenneth Branagh    Commander Bolton
Cillian Murphy    Shivering Soldier
Mark Rylance    Dawcett
Tom Hardy    Farrier
Damien Bonnard    French Soldier
Lee Armstrong    Grenadier
James Bloor    Irate Soldier
Luke Thompson    Warrant Officer
Michel Biel    French Soldier 2
Constantin Balsan    French Soldier 3
Billy Howle    Petty Officer
Mikey Collins    Soldier
Callum Blake    Stretcher Bearer
Dean Ridge    Soldier at the Gap
Bobby Lockwood    Able Seaman
Will Attenborough    Second Lieutenant
Tom Nolan    Lieutenant
Matthew Marsh    Rear Admiral
Adam Long    Sub-Lieutenant
Miranda Nolan    Nurse
Bradley Hall    Sailor
Jack Cutmore-Scott    Lifeboat Soldier 1
Brett Lorenzini    Lifeboat Soldier 2
Michael Fox    Engineer
Brian Vernel    Highlander 1
Elliott Titensor    Highlander 2
Kevin Guthrie    Highlander 3
Harry Richardson    Private
Jochum Ten Haaf    Dutch Seaman
Johnny Gibbon    Junior Naval Officer
Richard Sanderson    Heinkel Spotter
Kim Hartman    Stewardess
Calam Lynch    Deal Sailor
Charley Palmer Rothwell    Corporal
Thomas Gill    Furious Soldier
John Nolan    Blind Man
Bill Milner    Lone Private
Jack Riddiford    Soldier on RN Launch
Harry Collett    Boy
Eric Richard    Man at Railway Window

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Christopher Nolan
Producer    Christopher Nolan
Producer    Emma Thomas
Executive Producer    Jake Myers
Cinematographer    Hoyte Van Hoytema
Production Designer    Nathan Crowley
Editor    Lee Smith
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Costume Designer    Jeffrey Kurland
Visual Effects Supervisor    Andrew Jackson
Special Effects Supervisor    Scott Fisher
Casting Director    John Papsidera
Casting Director    Toby Whale
Unit Production Manager    David Witz
First Assistant Director    Nilo Otero
Second Assistant Director    Eric Lasko
Visual Effects Producer    Mike Chambers
Associate Producer    Andy Thompson
Associate Editor    John Lee
Supervising Music Editor    Alex Gibson
Post-Production Supervisor    Christopher Dowell
Sound Designer    Richard King
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard King
Re-recording Mixer    Gregg Landaker
Re-recording Mixer    Gary A. Rizzo
Production Supervisor    Page Rosenberg Marvin
Supervising Art Director    Kevin Ishioka
Script Supervisor    Steve Gehrke
Art Director    Erik Osusky
Art Director    Ben Nowicki
Supervising Set Decorator    Gary Fettis
Still Photographer    Melinda Sue Gordon
Sound Mixer    Mark Weingarten
Make up    Luisa Abel
Make up    Jay Wejebe
Hairstylist    Patricia Dehaney
Hairstylist    Cheryl Daniels
Costume Supervisor    John Casey
Supervising Location Manager    Ben Piltz
Special Effects Supervisor    Paul Corbould
First Assistant Editor    Eric A. Lewy
First Assistant Editor    Laura Rindner
Assistant Editor    William Fletcher
Assistant Editor    Scott Wesley Ross
Assistant Editor    Paula Suhy
Dialogue Editor    Hugo Weng
Sound Effects Editor    Michael W. Mitchell
Sound Effects Editor    Randy Torres
Music Editor    Ryan Rubin
Additional Music    Satnam Ramgotra
Additional Music    Andy Page
Additional Music    Andrew Kawczynski
Score Recordist    Geoff Foster
Score Mixer    Alan Meyerson
Score Coordinator    Shalini Singh

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dunkirk has Stellar $50.51 million Opening

July 25th, 2017

Girls Trip

Both Dunkirk and Girls Trip topped expectations earning $50.51 million and $31.20 million respectively. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets didn’t do as well, but it should do well internationally. Overall, the weekend box office rose 11% from last weekend earning $181 million. On the downside, this was 7.8% lower than the same weekend last year and 2017 had already lost its lead over 2016, so this is really bad news. Year-to-date, 2017 is now behind 2016 by $31 million / 0.5% at $6.46 billion to $6.49 billion. Things really need to turn around soon, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Hopefully the fall will be much better. More...

Weekend Estimates: Dunkirk, Girls Trip Post Impressive Debuts

July 23rd, 2017


Dunkirk will easily top the chart at the box office this weekend, with a $50.5 million opening weekend from 3,720 theaters that’s broadly in line with expectations, and also remarkably similar to the first weekend for Interstellar, which opened with $47.5 million from 3,561 theaters back in 2014. It seems that the film has reached the Christopher Nolan fan base, but not extended much beyond that. Remarkably, Pearl Harbor remains the record holder for biggest opening weekend for a World War II movie, with the $59 million it earned back in 2001 (equivalent to roughly $93 million with today’s ticket prices). More...

Friday Estimates: Dunkirk Dunks on the Competition with $19.8 million

July 22nd, 2017

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Dunkirk dominated the Friday box office chart. Okay, maybe dominate is too strong a word, but more on that down below. The film earned a better than anticipated opening day of $19.8 million. Additionally, its reviews are award-worthy, while it earned an A minus from CinemaScore. Frankly, given its reviews, I’m surprised it only got an A minus. With its $5.5 million in previews, I was expecting an opening day a little north of $20 million, so hopefully this isn’t a sign of short legs. Look for an opening weekend of $55 million. On a side note, the reason we are not using Dunkirk images is we only got two of them and we’ve already used them both, twice. I tried to find the French site to see if they had more images (This is what I did for Kong: Skull Island.) but I ended up on the Dunkirk tourist site by accident and now all of the ads I see on YouTube are in French. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Dunkirk and Girls Trip Make Promising Starts

July 21st, 2017

Girls Trip

I was expecting Dunkirk to make about $4 million during previews and it made $5.5 million. Since its reviews are award-worthy and the film is aimed at a more mature target audience, it should have better legs than most similar films. Perhaps $60 million is more likely than I thought. More...

Weekend Predictions: Take a Trip with Valerian and Laureline to Dunkirk

July 20th, 2017

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

So far this summer, box office is running about $200 million behind last year’s pace. The numbers have fallen so far that, year to date, 2017 is now behind 2016’s box office pace. This is even more depressing as last weekend, five of the top six films earned Tomatometer Scores that were over 90% positive. This week, we are continuing the amazing run with critics as two of the three wide releases are earning 90% positive reviews or better, but it doesn’t look like we will be able to improve our box office woes. This weekend last year, Star Trek Beyond opened with nearly $60 million and four other films earned more than $20 million. This weekend, Dunkirk will open in first place and it might top Star Trek Beyond, but that seems unlikely. Even getting to $50 million could be asking too much. Girls Trip should have a box office run somewhere between Rough Night and Bad Moms. ... Yes, I know that’s a lot of wiggle room, but there’s a lot of uncertainty here. Finally there’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which cost $180 million to make but is earning almost no buzz here. (It should do a lot better internationally.) We would have to have all three new releases beat expectations and have solid holdovers for 2017 to come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Win the War: Winning Announcement

July 19th, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

The winners of our Win the War contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for War for the Planet of the Apes’s opening weekend were... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: War Goes Well for Apes Earning $56.26 million

July 18th, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

The weekend box office chart didn’t hold a lot of surprises. War for the Planet of the Apes earned first place with a slightly better than predicted result of $56.26 million, while most of the rest of our predictions were also close enough to be considered victories. Overall, the box office plummeted 21% from last weekend reaching $163 million. This was also a little lower than the same weekend last year. The emphasis is on “little”, as it only dropped by 0.062% or about $100,000. On its own, this would be nothing to worry about. However, 2017’s lead over 2016 has completely evaporated and the year is now 0.19% or $12 million behind last year’s pace at $6.21 billion to $6.22 billion. We’ve lost about $200 million this summer compared to last year and I don’t see that turning around any time soon. More...

Contest: Stick Together

July 13th, 2017


Next weekend, there are three wide releases. Originally, I thought Dunkirk would walk away with the weekend, but I’ve heard rumblings that the film isn’t going to live up to expectations, either at the box office or with critics. It is still likely going to be the biggest new release of the week, but Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets at least has a shot at the upset. Dunkirk is still the best choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening three-day weekend box office number for Dunkirk.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven’t won, or haven’t won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don’t delay! More...

Dunkirk Final Trailer

July 13th, 2017

Real-life drama starring Fionn Whitehead, written and directed by Christopher Nolan opens July 21 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2017 Preview: July

July 1st, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace. More...

Dunkirk Trailer

December 23rd, 2016

Christopher Nolan’s wartime drama, starring Kenneth Branagh opens July 21, 2017 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/07/21 1 $50,513,488   3,720 $13,579   $50,513,488 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/07/21 1 $19,736,259   3,720 $5,305   $19,736,259 1
2017/07/22 1 $17,543,645 -11% 3,720 $4,716   $37,279,904 2
2017/07/23 1 $13,233,584 -25% 3,720 $3,557   $50,513,488 3
2017/07/24 1 $6,444,109 -51% 3,720 $1,732   $56,957,597 4

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 7/21/2017 $4,748,518 535 535 535 $4,748,518 7/24/2017
Czech Republic 7/21/2017 $0000$0
France 7/21/2017 $4,900,000 0 0 0 $4,900,000 7/24/2017
India 7/21/2017 $2,400,000 417 417 417 $2,400,000 7/24/2017
Netherlands 7/21/2017 $1,473,900 132 132 132 $1,473,900 7/25/2017
New Zealand 7/21/2017 $1,085,641 108 108 108 $1,113,913 7/24/2017
Russia (CIS) 7/21/2017 $2,700,000 2119 2119 2119 $2,700,000 7/24/2017
South Korea 7/18/2017 $8,778,581 1245 1245 1245 $11,526,329 7/25/2017
Spain 7/21/2017 $1,900,000 401 401 401 $1,900,000 7/24/2017
Turkey 7/21/2017 $0000$0
United Kingdom 7/21/2017 $12,400,000 1313 1313 1313 $12,400,000 7/24/2017
Rest of World $12,227,239
International Total$55,389,899 7/25/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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