The following ten movies were at the top of the box office this past weekend.
- Dunkirk (Warner Bros. Pictures, PG-13) debuted at $50.5 million. The Christopher Nolan-directed action thriller tells the fact-based story of Allied troops in World War II who evacuated the French city of Dunkirk before Nazis could take the city.
- Girls Trip (Universal Pictures, R) debuted at $31.2 million. Four life-long lady friends reconvene in New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival and raunchy hijinks ensue.
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony Pictures, PG-13) made $22.2 million in its third week, for a current total of $251.9 million. The sixteenth entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe focuses on newest Avengers recruit Peter Parker as he struggles to balance his normal high-school life with the responsibilities of a superhero.
- War for the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox, PG-13) made $20.9 million in its second week, for a current total of $98.2 million. The final installment of the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise, this chapter pits Caesar and his apes in a deadly battle against the Colonel’s ruthless human army.
- Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (EuropaCorp/STX films, PG-13) debuted at $17 million. Luc Besson directs this action/sci-fi film based on a famous French comic book series. In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian and Laureline must protect the City of a Thousand Planets from forces that could threaten the entire universe.
- Despicable Me 3 (Universal Pictures, PG) made $13 million in its fourth week, for a current total of $213.6 million. Illumination continues its Despicable Me franchise with a new adventure that has Gru reuniting with his long-lost sibling to team up against former 1980s child star Balthazar Bratt.
- Baby Driver (Sony Pictures, R) made $6.1 million in its fourth week, for a current total of $84.3 million. In Edgar Wright’s latest, talented young getaway driver Baby attempts a doomed last heist, all to a killer soundtrack.
- The Big Sick (Amazon Studios, R) made $5 million in its second week, for a current total of $24.5 million. A romantic comedy based on the real-life courtship of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, in which the girl contracts a mystery illness, leaving the guy to navigate the aftermath with the girl’s parents – whom he’s never met.
- Wonder Woman (Warner Bros. Pictures, PG-13) made $4.6 million in its eighth week, for a current total of $389 million. This entry into the DC Expanded Universe stars Amazon princess-turned superhero Wonder Woman as she leaves her island home to help restore peace during World War I.
- Wish Upon (Broad Green Pictures, PG-13) made $2.5 million in its second week, for a current total of $10.5 million. In this horror thriller, a teenage girl is gifted an old music box with the power to grant the owner’s wishes. And the wishes come true – until people start dying.
(via Rotten Tomatoes)
Which of these films have you seen or want to see? Do you think there are any other films that deserve to be on this list? And what’s your take on the overwhelming majority of SFX-based movies and lack of purely animated films?
Edited by: Morgan Stradling