‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Girls Trips’ tops weekend box office

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DunkirkChristopher Nolan‘s World War II’s film brought in an estimated $50.5 million domestically, snagging the #1 spot on the weekend box office. Internationally the film brought in $105.9 million, with rave reviews from critics scoring 91% on review site Rotten Tomatoes. Nolan’s choice to show the film in the high resolution 70mm, brought in a lot of hype and excited movie goers. Although limited, these screenings capture a popular format used in the 1950’s and 1960’s to capture a much bigger, brighter and vivid image of the Dunkirk evacuation.

The film focuses on the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation of more than 300,000 Allied troops who were surrounded by the German army in the French city of Dunkirk. The film stars Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance.

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Although ‘Dunkirk’ led the box office, Universal’s comedy ‘Girls Trip‘┬ábroke the summer’s R-rated comedy curse. In second place, the film brought in $30.4 million domestically, doubling the expectations for the film and bringing in more than it’s under $20 million film budget.

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Unlike the other recent summer R-rated comedies like ‘Baywatch‘, ‘Snatched‘, ‘Rough Night‘ and ‘The House‘, Girls Trip was a surprise hit at the box office. The film stars four black women: Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish.

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The film has been receiving great reviews from critics, (with an 89% score on Rotten Tomatoes) and the audiences love the movie (A- plus rating on CinemaScore). ‘Girls Trip’ is hilarious from beginning to end as it focuses on four lifelong friends who travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. On the trip the four friends rediscover their sisterhoods and wild sides. The movie is jam packed with dancing, drinking, brawling, romancing and no shortage of laughs.

Check out the trailers for ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Girls Trip’ below

 

 

 

‘Dunkirk’ Trailer

 

 

 

‘Girls Trip’ Trailer

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