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Dunkirk (2017)

Dunkirk
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $185,580,747Details
International Box Office $322,685,098Details
Worldwide Box Office $508,265,845
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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

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.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 209 $185,580,747
All Time International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 172 $322,685,098
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 173 $508,265,845
All Time Domestic Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 41 $185,580,747
All Time International Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 30 $322,685,098
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 28 $508,265,845

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


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 19th, 2017 (Wide) (Sweden)
July 21st, 2017 (Wide) (Australia)
July 21st, 2017 (Wide), released as Дюнкерк (Bulgaria)
July 21st, 2017 (Wide), released as Dunkerk (Czech Republic)
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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. Interstellar
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Keywords: World War II, France, 1940s, Nazis, Germany, Mass Evacuation, War
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Warner Bros., Syncopy, RatPac Entertainment, Dune Entertainment
Production Countries: France,
Netherlands,
United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Labor Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 166 $5,575,033 Sep 1, 2017 45
Labor Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 211 $5,455,208 Sep 1, 2017 45
Fastest to $150m 179 $150,277,555 Aug 11, 2017 23
Fastest to $100m 186 $101,317,350 Jul 28, 2017 10
Biggest Domestic July Weekend 44 $50,513,488 Jul 21, 2017 3
Top Action Weekend Domestic 88 $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 50 $50,513,488 Jul 21, 2017 3
Fastest to $50m 198 $50,513,488 Jul 21, 2017 3
Top Dramatization Day Domestic 15 $19,736,259 Jul 21, 2017 1

Cast

   Tommy
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

Director   
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
Stunt Coordinator    Tom Struthers
Assistant Stunt Coordinator    Mark Rayner

International Box Office: Spider-Man Swings into China with $70.63 million

September 14th, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming returned to the international top five earning first place with $71.82 million on 21,675 screens in 47 markets for totals of $495.74 million internationally and $823.43 million worldwide. The film debuted in first place in China with $69.12 million on 20,440 screens over the weekend for a four-day opening of $70.63 million. This is already the biggest single market for the film, overtaking South Korea, where it has earned $51.51 million. At this point, the film will have no trouble getting to $900 million worldwide, but $1 billion is out of reach. More...

International Box Office: Dunkirk Invades China with $30.27 million

September 7th, 2017

Dunkirk

Dunkirk returned to the international top five for the first time in nearly a month with $36.5 million in 60 markets for totals of $280.0 million international and $459.0 million worldwide. Nearly all of this came from its first place opening in China, where it pulled in $29.80 million over the weekend for a four-day opening of $30.27 million. The film also opened in Italy, but had to settle for second place with $3.6 million on 606 screens. Dunkirk wraps up its international run in Japan this weekend and will finish with north of $500 million worldwide. Unless it cost an obscene amount to advertise, this will be enough to ensure profitability by its initial push into the home market. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Labor Day Bounce Helps Bodyguard Pull In $10.54 million

September 6th, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The last weekend of the summer had no new wide releases, so it made sense that the box office would drop even further. However, that was not the case. I think the combination of the last long weekend of the summer and terrible recent box office results led a lot of people to go to the movies one last time before school starts. After all, it is likely most moviegoers haven’t seen a movie in theaters for several weeks. The Hitman’s Bodyguard easily led the way with $10.54 million over three days and $13.27 million including Monday. It earned more over three days than any of its competitors earned over four. Overall, the box office rose 9.8% from last weekend to $76 million. Sadly, this is still 24% lower than the same weekend last year, but it could have been worse. Year-to-date, 2017 has pulled in $7.45 billion, which puts it 6.3% or $500 million behind last year’s pace. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Hitman Assassinate the Box Office?

August 31st, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Not only will this weekend likely be the worst weekend of the year, there’s a very high likelihood it will be the worst weekend in over a decade. It arguably could be the worst weekend of all time. There are no wide releases, or even semi-wide releases. The widest “new” release of the week is the 40th Anniversary re-release for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, but last week’s 3D re-release for Terminator 2: Judgment Day suggests it won't come close to the top ten. Tulip Fever is a long-delayed Weinstein Co. release and just avoiding the Mendoza Line would be a reason to celebrate. Up next in terms of theater counts is Hazlo Como Hombre. It is a Chilean film and films aimed at Hispanics have had success in recent years. They only need to earn just over $2 million during the three-day weekend to reach the top ten, so one of them could get there, but that’s not a sure thing. This leaves The Hitman’s Bodyguard with an easy path to first place. This weekend last year, the biggest new release was The Light Between Oceans, which earned just under $5 million. Sadly, this might be more than all three new releases earn this year. Last year the overall box office finished just under $100 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Hitman Tops Chart with $21.38 million as Summer Closes

August 22nd, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The summer is over, but The Hitman’s Bodyguard did well for this time of year earning $21.38 million over the weekend. Logan Lucky was well back opening with just $7.60 million. Overall, the box office fell 18% from last week to just $96 million. This is also 27% lower than the same weekend last year. The top two films this year actually did better than the top two films earned last year, but the depth was just terrible. Year-to-date, 2017 has pulled in $7.21 billion, putting it $430 million or 5.6% lower than last year’s pace. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Hitman Score a Hit? Or has Summer Split?

August 17th, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

There are a couple of new releases coming out in wide release: The Hitman’s Bodyguard and Logan Lucky. The two films have vastly different Tomatometer Scores, but similar box office potentials. Unfortunately, neither is expected to become a hit and there’s a chance whichever of them earns first place will do so with the lowest box office result of the year so far, currently held by Split’s third weekend of release. If the yearly low record isn’t broken this weekend, it will almost certainly be broken next weekend. This weekend last year, Suicide Squad earned first place with just over $20 million. This is more than any one film will make this weekend. Additionally, there were six films that earned $10 million or more last year, while there are only three that have a shot at that milestone this week. 2017 is going to lose to 2016 yet again. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Creation Helps Summer Conclude with $35.01 million

August 15th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation’s opening saved summer for one week, but that’s the practically the only good news we have to talk about this weekend. The film pulled in $35.01 million, which is over three times its nearest competition. That’s the bad news. The depth this past weekend was terrible, as there were only two films with more than $10 million, compared to five films last weekend. The overall box office fell 4.6% to just $117 million. Worse still, this is 32% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2017 is behind 2016 by $360 million or 4.9% at $7.07 billion to $7.43 billion. The year has lost over $500 million compared to last year’s pace during summer alone. This is a disaster. More...

Weekend Estimates: Annabelle to the Rescue

August 13th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

After a series of lackluster weekends at the box office, Annabelle: Creation is doing its bit to clear away the end-of-Summertime blues with a $35 million opening this weekend. That’s right in line with the $37 million Annabelle opened with three years ago, which is an impressive performance for a horror franchise. It’s also the best opening for a horror movie since Split’s $40 million start back in January. The first film in the franchise fell away quite rapidly, and ended up with $84 million in total, so a final total of over $100 million is far from assured, but with a production budget of only $15 million, and probably not much more than $20 million in marketing, this should be a highly profitable movie for Warner Bros., especially since the franchise is popular globally. More...

Friday Estimates: Creation Comes to Life with $15 million

August 12th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation dominated the box office on Friday with $15 million. This is likely more than any other film will earn over the full weekend. As for its box office chances going forward, the film has earned 68% positive reviews and grabbed a B from CinemaScore. Horror films tend to struggle when it comes to CinemaScore, so a B isn’t a bad result and the film’s legs should be no worse than average for a horror movie as a result. Look for about $37 million over the weekend, which could be enough to get to $100 million domestically. It depends on how strong the competition is for the next few weeks. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Annabelle Scare the Box Office to Life?

August 10th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

Unless Annabelle: Creation is a $30 million hit, it is safe to say summer ended a couple of weeks ago. The film has about a 50/50 chance of getting there. The Nut Job: Nutty by Nature is widely expected set a record this week, but not a good one. Finally there’s The Glass Castle, which is only opening semi-wide. Overall, the box office looks weak compared to this weekend last year. Sausage Party opened with $34.26 million, which is more than any film this year will make. Worse still, Suicide Squad won the weekend with $43.54 million. 2017 is going to lose to 2016 in the year-over-year comparison by at least $43.54 million. More...

International Box Office: Wolves Feasts on the Competition with $164 million

August 10th, 2017

Wolf Warriors 2

Wolf Warriors 2 remained in top spot on the international chart with $164 million at the weekend. This is dominated by a sophomore stint of $163.38 million in its native China for a two-week total of $471.94 million. It is already the biggest hit in China, crushing The Mermaid, at least in terms of local currency. It still has a ways to go to become the number one film in terms of the US dollar, but it should get there shortly. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dark Tower Struggles with $19.15 million

August 8th, 2017

The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower opened on the very low end of expectation with just $19.15 million over the weekend. The rest of the box office was more or less in line with predictions, leading to a $122 million haul, which is a 15% decline from last weekend. A 15% decline is pretty normal this time of year. What isn’t normal is a decline of 47% from last year; a year-over-year decline like that normally only happens when there’s a misalignment in holiday, but it wasn’t a surprise, as Suicide Squad earned more last year than the entire box office earned this year. 2017 was already behind 2016’s pace by a large amount, but that deficit more than doubled from last weekend and is now $270 million or 3.8% at $6.89 billion to $7.17 billion. Remember, 2017 started the summer about $200 million ahead of 2016, so the summer has been a disaster at the box office. More...

Weekend Estimates: Dark Tower Sneaks Unconvincing Weekend Win

August 6th, 2017

The Dark Tower

Suddenly, it feels like the end of Summer at the box office. Last weekend’s modest opening for The Emoji Movie made the top end of the chart look weak, and The Dark Tower’s projected $19.5 million debut this weekend has done nothing to fill the void. There are a few films coming out in the next few weeks that could unexpectedly produce robust numbers (The Hitman’s Bodyguard is probably the best bet for a surprise break-out), but there’s nothing on the schedule until Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie come out on September 22 that can be relied on to crack $100 million at the domestic box office. More...

Friday Estimates: Dark Tower’s Chances Dim with $7.73 million Opening Day

August 5th, 2017

The Dark Tower

On the positive side, The Dark Tower topped the chart on Friday. On the negative side, it missed both our original prediction, as well as our lowered expectations with just $7.725 million. The film’s reviews are terrible at 19% positive, while its CinemaScore is a mere B, so that’s bad news for the film’s legs, putting it on pace for between $18 million and $19 million. It’s good news for Dunkirk, which has a real shot at first place on the weekend chart for the third weekend in a row. More...

Thursday Night Previews: A Little Light for Dark Tower

August 4th, 2017

The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower got off to a soft start with $1.8 million in previews last night. This is on the low end of expectations, but not a complete disaster. It is about 20% higher than Atomic Blonde earned last weekend and if the film has the same legs, this will result in a $21 million to $22 million opening weekend. Even if it just matches the the average previews to weekend multiplier so far this summer, it would open with $18 million over the weekend. That would still be enough for first place, and quite frankly, it’s not that bad for a film that cost $60 million to make. The average international to domestic ratio this year has been about 2 to 1. If The Dark Tower earns $50 million domestically and $100 million internationally, then it will break even sometime on the home market. On the other hand, its reviews have been simply terrible and that could sink it to the $15 million level, giving Dunkirk a real shot at first place. More...

Weekend Predictions: Has Summer Ended?

August 3rd, 2017

The Dark Tower

August has begun, but I’m starting to think Summer has already ended. The Dark Tower was expected to be the big hit of the weekend, but its reviews are a lot weaker than anticipated. Kidnap is also opening wide and its early reviews were good, but that has changed as the day has gone on. Furthermore, it’s buzz is really quiet, so its box office chances are not good. Finally Detroit is expanding wide this weekend. Its reviews are among the best we’ve seen all summer, but it is tough to go from a limited release to a wide release, so I’m not overly optimistic. This weekend last year, Suicide Squad opened with $133.68 million. It is very likely the entire box office will be less than $133.68 million this weekend. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Wolf Warriors 2 goes for the Throat with $148.10 million

August 3rd, 2017

Wolf Warriors 2

Wolf Warriors 2 dominated the international box office with $132.88 million over the weekend in its native China, for a four-day opening of $148.10 million. This is more than the rest of the top five earned combined. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dunkirk Does in the Competition with $26.61 million

August 1st, 2017

Dunkirk

Summer is coming to a close, as the two new releases, The Emoji Movie and Atomic Blonde had okay openings over the weekend. Dunkirk was able to earn first place with $26.61 million, which is great news for that movie, but bad news for the overall box office, as it is the worst result for a number one film since April. Overall, the box office fell 20% from last week to $144 million. This is 24% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2017 is now behind 2016 by 1.7% or $120 million at $6.70 billion to $6.82 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Dunkirk Gives Emojis a Sad Face

July 30th, 2017

Dunkirk

A solid second weekend will be enough to keep Dunkirk at the top of the box office chart this weekend, as The Emoji Movie falls short of a par performance for a family-friendly animated film. Christopher Nolan’s war movie will fall 44% from it opening—a decent figure these days—to earn $28.1 million this time around, according to Warner Bros.’ projection released on Sunday morning. That will take it past $100 million domestically today, puts it on course for around $200 million domestically in total. More...

Friday Estimates: Emoji Earns $10.05 million in Emotional Start

July 29th, 2017

The Emoji Movie

The weekend got off to a strange start with The Emoji Movie earning first place on Friday with $10.05 million. That’s the good news. The bad news is in the future. Not only is the film’s Tomatometer Score just 6% positive, not only are the critics aggressive in their negative reviews, but the film only managed a B from CinemaScore. Family films rarely earn less than a A minus from CinemaScore, so this will be devastating for its legs. That said, a $10.05 million start is still impressive and a second place, $28 million debut is enough that it will break even early in its home market run. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Atomic Nukes the Competition with $1.52 million

July 28th, 2017

Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde easily topped The Emoji Movie during previews, earning $1.52 million. However, had the action flick not topped the family film, it would have been a disaster. Compared to other recent action films, Atomic Blonde underperformed Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets ($1.7 million) and Baby Driver ($2.1 million), but at least it topped King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ($1.15 million). This summer, the average action film has opened with just over 10 times what it made during its previews, which is bad news for Atomic Blonde, as it puts the film’s opening weekend at $15 million to $16 million. Its reviews are good, but not great enough to really change this trend. Even $20 million would be a boon after this start. More...

Weekend Predictions: Atomic Blonde and The Emoji Movie Take On Dunkirk

July 27th, 2017

Atomic Blonde

The final weekend of July has two wide releases, Atomic Blonde and The Emoji Movie. Neither are expected to be monster hits, but both could be profitable at the box office. Atomic Blonde’s reviews are excellent and its connections to the John Wick movies could get people into theaters. The Emoji Movie still has no reviews and its buzz is incredibly negative. I haven’t seen buzz this negative since Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. This does give Dunkirk a real shot at repeating on top of the chart. This weekend last year, Jason Bourne opened with nearly $60 million, which will likely be more than both new releases this year earn. Even if Dunkirk has better legs than expected, there’s little hope 2017 will win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Despicable Me Steals Crown from Spider-Man with $72.7 million

July 27th, 2017

Dunkirk

Dunkirk debuted in first place on the international chart with $55.4 million in 46 markets for a worldwide debut of $105.9 million. Its biggest opening was in the U.K., no surprise there, where it earned $13.00 million in 638 theaters. Strangely, South Korea wasn’t far behind with $8.75 million on 1,245 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $10.40 million. On the other hand, the film struggled somewhat in France with $4.9 million. This isn’t a bad opening, but I was expecting more. Overall, it is doing about as well as Christopher Nolan’s previous film, Interstellar. If Dunkirk can merely match that movie's worldwide figure, then it will break even before it reaches the home market. Even if it doesn’t quite manage that total, anything above $500 million worldwide will produce a healthy profit for the studio. More...

Contest: Stick Together: Winning Announcement

July 27th, 2017

Dunkirk

The winners of our Stick Together contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Dunkirk’s opening weekend were... More...

Theater Averages: Dunkirk Lands On Top with $13,579

July 26th, 2017

Dunkirk

The number one film on the overall weekend box office chart, Dunkirk, was also the number one film on the theater average chart earning an average of $13,579. The best limited release was Landline with an average of $13,139 in four theaters. Its reviews suggest it won’t maintain that average as it tries to expand. The final film in the $10,000 club was Girls Trip, which earned an average of $12,042. The film could have earned half that and it still would have been an okay opening for its production budget. More...

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

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

Dunkirk

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
2017/07/28 1 $26,611,130 -47% 3,748 $7,100   $101,317,350 10
2017/08/04 2 $17,135,246 -36% 4,014 $4,269   $133,090,984 17
2017/08/11 2 $10,884,117 -36% 3,762 $2,893   $153,191,668 24
2017/08/18 4 $6,614,385 -39% 3,271 $2,022   $165,422,464 31
2017/08/25 6 $3,948,142 -40% 2,774 $1,423   $172,477,172 38
2017/09/01 6 $4,373,281 +11% 2,752 $1,589   $179,002,826 45
2017/09/08 8 $1,861,601 -57% 2,110 $882   $183,021,880 52
2017/09/15 10 $1,311,449 -30% 1,478 $887   $185,148,101 59

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
2017/07/25 1 $7,383,712 +15% 3,720 $1,985   $64,341,309 5
2017/07/26 1 $5,171,437 -30% 3,720 $1,390   $69,512,746 6
2017/07/27 1 $5,193,474 n/c 3,720 $1,396   $74,706,220 7
2017/07/28 2 $7,898,257 +52% 3,748 $2,107   $82,604,477 8
2017/07/29 1 $11,182,034 +42% 3,748 $2,983   $93,786,511 9
2017/07/30 1 $7,530,839 -33% 3,748 $2,009   $101,317,350 10
2017/07/31 1 $3,324,258 -56% 3,748 $887   $104,641,608 11
2017/08/01 1 $4,472,370 +35% 3,748 $1,193   $109,113,978 12
2017/08/02 1 $3,513,238 -21% 3,748 $937   $112,627,216 13
2017/08/03 1 $3,328,522 -5% 3,748 $888   $115,955,738 14
2017/08/04 2 $4,987,001 +50% 4,014 $1,242   $120,942,739 15
2017/08/05 1 $7,210,818 +45% 4,014 $1,796   $128,153,557 16
2017/08/06 1 $4,937,427 -32% 4,014 $1,230   $133,090,984 17
2017/08/07 1 $2,718,391 -45% 4,014 $677   $135,809,375 18
2017/08/08 1 $2,743,180 +1% 4,014 $683   $138,552,555 19
2017/08/09 1 $1,953,774 -29% 4,014 $487   $140,506,329 20
2017/08/10 1 $1,801,222 -8% 4,014 $449   $142,307,551 21
2017/08/11 2 $3,120,296 +73% 3,762 $829   $145,427,847 22
2017/08/12 2 $4,849,708 +55% 3,762 $1,289   $150,277,555 23
2017/08/13 2 $2,914,113 -40% 3,762 $775   $153,191,668 24
2017/08/14 2 $1,301,272 -55% 3,762 $346   $154,492,940 25
2017/08/15 2 $1,832,445 +41% 3,762 $487   $156,325,385 26
2017/08/16 2 $1,276,297 -30% 3,762 $339   $157,601,682 27
2017/08/17 2 $1,206,397 -5% 3,762 $321   $158,808,079 28
2017/08/18 4 $2,048,415 +70% 3,271 $626   $160,856,494 29
2017/08/19 4 $2,822,158 +38% 3,271 $863   $163,678,652 30
2017/08/20 4 $1,743,812 -38% 3,271 $533   $165,422,464 31
2017/08/21 4 $655,298 -62% 3,271 $200   $166,077,762 32
2017/08/22 4 $1,006,745 +54% 3,271 $308   $167,084,507 33
2017/08/23 3 $744,176 -26% 3,271 $228   $167,828,683 34
2017/08/24 3 $700,347 -6% 3,271 $214   $168,529,030 35
2017/08/25 6 $1,188,191 +70% 2,774 $428   $169,717,221 36
2017/08/26 7 $1,623,524 +37% 2,774 $585   $171,340,745 37
2017/08/27 6 $1,136,427 -30% 2,774 $410   $172,477,172 38
2017/08/28 5 $476,925 -58% 2,774 $172   $172,954,097 39
2017/08/29 5 $704,208 +48% 2,774 $254   $173,658,305 40
2017/08/30 4 $504,171 -28% 2,774 $182   $174,162,476 41
2017/08/31 5 $467,069 -7% 2,774 $168   $174,629,545 42
2017/09/01 6 $936,528 +101% 2,752 $340   $175,566,073 43
2017/09/02 6 $1,634,048 +74% 2,752 $594   $177,200,121 44
2017/09/03 5 $1,802,705 +10% 2,752 $655   $179,002,826 45
2017/09/04 5 $1,201,752 -33% 2,752 $437   $180,204,578 46
2017/09/05 5 $370,509 -69% 2,752 $135   $180,575,087 47
2017/09/06 4 $325,088 -12% 2,752 $118   $180,900,175 48
2017/09/07 4 $260,104 -20% 2,752 $95   $181,160,279 49
2017/09/08 6 $549,528 +111% 2,110 $260   $181,709,807 50
2017/09/09 8 $856,639 +56% 2,110 $406   $182,566,446 51
2017/09/10 8 $455,434 -47% 2,110 $216   $183,021,880 52
2017/09/11 7 $173,428 -62% 2,110 $82   $183,195,308 53
2017/09/12 7 $255,559 +47% 2,110 $121   $183,450,867 54
2017/09/13 6 $207,372 -19% 2,110 $98   $183,658,239 55
2017/09/14 6 $178,413 -14% 2,110 $85   $183,836,652 56
2017/09/15 10 $388,306 +118% 1,478 $263   $184,224,958 57
2017/09/16 10 $597,182 +54% 1,478 $404   $184,822,140 58
2017/09/17 11 $325,961 -45% 1,478 $221   $185,148,101 59
2017/09/18 8 $123,332 -62% 1,478 $83   $185,271,433 60
2017/09/19 8 $173,154 +40% 1,478 $117   $185,444,587 61
2017/09/20 - $136,160 -21% 1,478 $92   $185,580,747 62

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/07/21 1 $74,706,220   3,720 $20,082   $74,706,220 7
2017/07/28 1 $41,249,518 -45% 3,748 $11,006   $115,955,738 14
2017/08/04 2 $26,351,813 -36% 4,014 $6,565   $142,307,551 21
2017/08/11 2 $16,500,528 -37% 3,762 $4,386   $158,808,079 28
2017/08/18 4 $9,720,951 -41% 3,271 $2,972   $168,529,030 35
2017/08/25 6 $6,100,515 -37% 2,774 $2,199   $174,629,545 42
2017/09/01 5 $6,530,734 +7% 2,752 $2,373   $181,160,279 49
2017/09/08 8 $2,676,373 -59% 2,110 $1,268   $183,836,652 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 7/21/2017 $4,749,400 527 527 2668 $18,366,703 9/21/2017
Brazil 7/27/2017 $1,600,000 0 0 0 $4,500,000 9/4/2017
Bulgaria 7/21/2017 $36,439 0 0 0 $194,860 9/13/2017
China 8/31/2017 $30,080,000 88388 88388 120275 $50,840,000 9/20/2017
Czech Republic 7/21/2017 $332,206 121 121 550 $1,537,167 9/19/2017
France 7/21/2017 $4,900,000 0 672 672 $21,100,000 9/18/2017
Germany 7/27/2017 $2,200,000 634 634 634 $7,300,000 9/4/2017
India 7/21/2017 $2,400,000 417 417 417 $5,600,000 9/4/2017
Italy 9/1/2017 $3,514,536 606 606 606 $8,989,229 9/20/2017
Japan 9/8/2017 $3,007,798 0 0 0 $7,800,000 9/18/2017
Lithuania 7/21/2017 $55,855 130 130 478 $315,285 9/20/2017
Mexico 7/28/2017 $1,729,236 0 0 0 $5,700,000 9/4/2017
Netherlands 7/21/2017 $1,473,900 132 140 1193 $7,986,287 9/18/2017
New Zealand 7/21/2017 $1,085,641 108 113 899 $4,216,815 9/18/2017
Portugal 7/21/2017 $283,685 84 84 339 $1,168,530 9/20/2017
Russia (CIS) 7/21/2017 $2,448,886 1281 1335 3860 $5,400,000 9/4/2017
Slovakia 7/21/2017 $180,328 71 71 235 $614,639 9/20/2017
South Korea 7/18/2017 $8,732,983 1245 1245 2548 $21,602,024 9/21/2017
Spain 7/21/2017 $1,956,812 402 402 2189 $10,487,572 9/21/2017
Sweden 7/19/2017 $0 0 0 0 $4,700,000 9/4/2017
Turkey 7/21/2017 $382,564 450 450 1375 $1,445,477 9/6/2017
United Kingdom 7/21/2017 $12,999,248 638 690 5331 $72,800,000 9/18/2017
 
Rest of World $60,020,510
 
International Total$322,685,098 9/21/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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