Box Office Results: Weekend of August 11
- Annabelle: Creation – $35 million
- Dunkirk – $11.4 million
- The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature – $8.93 million
- The Dark Tower – $7.87 million
- The Emoji Movie – $6.6 million
- Girls Trip – $6.52 million
- Spider-Man: Homecoming – $6.1 million
- Kidnap – $5.22 million
- The Glass Castle – $4.87 million
- Atomic Blonde – $4.57 million
August continues to be a slow month at the box office. The latest in the Conjuring franchise, Annabelle: Creation took number one, earning over $15 million more than last weekend’s number one.
That film would be The Dark Tower, which dropped to number four. With almost a 60% drop from its opening, the Stephen King adaptation clearly took a hit after poor reviews. This is despite a Cinemascore rating of B. Worldwide, the film is close to meeting its production budget of $60 million, and it will struggle to break even as it continues through August.
Other new releases The Nut Job 2 and The Glass Castle debuted below expectations. The Nut Job opened to $19 million and went on to gross $64 million. If its sequel was made on a similar budget ($42 million), then it will struggle to make a profit.
Opening in only 1,400 theaters, The Glass Castle finished ninth. The film from Lionsgate wants an award season push from the film. Last year, Lionsgate’s La La Land cleaned up during award season and is the studio’s sixth highest grossing film to date. The Glass Castle is unlikely to repeat that trend.
The real winners of the weekend are Dunkirk and Spider-Man: Homecoming, both of which only dropped in the low 30%s. Where Sony’s The Dark Tower is under-performing, their joint venture with Marvel remains in the top ten for the sixth week in a row.
And Dunkirk has yet to drop below the number two spot after four weeks. The film is clearly the dominant performer of August, and it doesn’t look like anything else will dethrone it.
In other, tragic news The Emoji Movie is moving closer to making a profit. If a sequel gets made, is that grounds to sue?
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—Alex Brannan (@TheAlexBrannan)
Stats courtesy of Box Office Mojo.