The Dark Tower overcomes mixed reviews to top the US box office

The Dark Tower overcomes mixed reviews to top the US box office

Postby ntscuser » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:03 pm

And it's pushed Dunkirk into second place

The latest movie adaptation of Stephen King's beloved series The Dark Tower didn't exactly have a flying start with critics when it opened in cinemas this week.

The Dark Tower has been getting mixed reviews, to say the least – one critic called it a "uniquely flavourless slog".

Thankfully for everyone involved in the adaptation, though, the critical reaction hasn't seemed to dampen its box office success as it won the top spot this week.

The film, which stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, made $19.5 million in its debut weekend. While this does mean The Dark Tower is top of the box office, it's not an earth-shattering success – the film was made for $60 million and was probably seeking a stronger debut.

It's been a relatively slow weekend all round, though. Dunkirk, the Christopher Nolan war epic which has recently been tipped to be an Oscar contender, dropped just one place after claiming the top spot for the past two weeks. Dunkirk made a solid $17.6 million this week, taking its total well above a jaw-dropping $130 million.

Just about everyone was surprised when The Emoji Movie gave Dunkirk a run for its money in the box office last week, and the kids' animated film is still on Dunkirk's coat-tails in third place. The film follows the adventures of the 'Meh' emoji, and made $12.35 million in its second week.

Girls Trip, this summer's big buddy-comedy, is keeping its place at the box office too. The film had a budget of just $19 million – but after making another $11,418,700 in its third week, Universal has made over $80 million on it.

New release Kidnap rounded out the top five this week. Halle Berry stars as a girl-power equivalent of Liam Neeson in Taken, who has to rescue her son when he's – you guessed it – kidnapped. The film made $10,210,000, finally bumping Spider-Man: Homecoming out of the top five after five weeks at the top.

Check out the Aug. 4-6 figures below:

1. The Dark Tower — $19.5 million
2. Dunkirk — $17.6 million
3. The Emoji Movie — $12.4 million
4. Girls Trip — $11.4 million
5. Kidnap — $10.2 million
6. Spider-Man: Homecoming — $8.8 million
7. Atomic Blonde — $8.2 million
8. Detroit — $ 7.3 million
9. War for the Planet of the Apes — $6 million
10. Despicable Me 3 — $5.3 million
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