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Weekend Box Office Recap: July 29-30

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Weekend Box Office Recap: July 29-30

Here’s a look at the top ten movies at the US box office this past weekend:

  1. Dunkirk (Warner Bros. Pictures, PG-13) topped the box office for the second weekend in a row, making $26.6 million, for a current total of $101.3 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.
  2. The Emoji Movie (Sony Pictures Animation, PG) debuted at $24.5 million. This animated comedy from Sony Pictures Animation takes viewers to Textopolis, the world within the smartphone. It follows the story of an emoji named Gene, who discovers that unlike his fellow emoji, he exhibits multiple facial expressions, and thus he goes on a mission to attempt to conform to emoji society.
  3. Girls Trip (Universal Pictures, R) made $19.6 million in its second weekend, for a current total of $65.1 million. Four life-long lady friends reconvene in New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival and raunchy hijinks ensue.
  4. Atomic Blonde (Focus Features, R) debuted at $18.3 million. This action-thriller starring Charlize Theron is set around the collapse of the Berlin Wall, when secret agent/spy Lorraine Broughton is sent to Berlin to take out an espionage ring that murdered an undercover agent.
  5. Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony Pictures, PG-13) made $13.3 million in its fourth weekend, for a current total of $278.2 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.
  6. War for the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox, PG-13.) made $10.5 million in its third weekend, for a current total of $118.8 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.
  7. Despicable Me 3 (Universal Pictures, PG) made $7.6 million in its fifth weekend, for a current total of $230.3 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.
  8. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (EuropaCorp/STX films, PG-13) made $6.4 million in its second weekend, for a current total of $30.2 million, making things look bleak for the $175 million production. 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.
  9. Baby Driver (Sony Pictures, R) made $4 million in its fifth weekend, for a current total of $92 million. In Edgar Wright’s latest, talented young getaway driver Baby attempts a doomed last heist, all to a killer soundtrack.
  10. Currently the #1 movie of the summer, Wonder Woman (Warner Bros. Pictures, PG-13) made $3.3 million in its ninth weekend, for an amazing current total of $395.2 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.

(via Rotten Tomatoes)

Which of these films have you seen or want to see? Are there any films on this list that you think should have made more or made less this weekend?

Edited by: Morgan Stradling

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  • Yellow

    The Emoji Movie looks to have done OK, not surprisingly because there aren’t many movies geared at younger kids out right now. That’s probably going to help it throughout August. And good job for Wonder Woman! It’s still hanging onto the Top 10!

    • We do get the Nut Job 2 on the 11th, which will probably be only slightly better
      than The Emoji Movie. Emoji did ok this week. Hopefully it won’t next week.

      • Yellow

        Oh, I forgot about that one. But the first movie didn’t make a ton of money, so I doubt it’ll be much of a threat to Emoji, which might take a dip next week after all.

  • Well, in contrast to the Emoji film, I watched this wonderful short on youtube called “In A Heartbeat.” ( It’s so sweet and has a great message. I won’t spoil anymore if no one else has seen it yet.

    • Amber Dvorak

      Oh yes, I need to watch this!!