It was the adults versus the kids at the box office this weekend — and the adults won!
Warner Bros.’ “Dunkirk” and Sony’s “The Emoji Movie” were neck and neck the entire weekend, but “Dunkirk” has taken the weekend with an estimated $US28.1 million, according to Variety.
Christopher Nolan’s World War II intimate epic also won the weekend last week, and has now earned over $US100 million domestically. While “The Emoji Movie” has defied the odds of sporting a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes going into the weekend (it currently sits at 8%) but still competing for the top spot.
The animated movie that follows the antics of a meh emoji (voiced by T.J. Miller) won the Friday box office with $US10 million. But it looks like the adult-catered IMAX war epic overpowered the kids showing up at the matinees to see talking emojis. “The Emoji Movie” came in second place with $US25.7 million.
Sony can’t complain with the movie’s performance, which could have been disastrous.
It wasn’t good news for Focus Features’ ultraviolent “Atomic Blonde.” The Cold War-era spy movie starring Charlize Theron and a lot of butt-kicking fight scenes underperformed this weekend, taking in only $US18.5 million.
The feel-good story of the last two weeks has been the surprise performance of Universal’s raunchy comedy “Girls Trip.” Taking in $US20.1 million to place third this weekend, the movie only had a 36% drop in ticket sales from last weekend, a fantastic second-week outing. It also adds to Universal’s impressive year, which is close behind Disney for the top-earning studio of 2017.