There were two new releases amongst the Top 5 movies on the weekend box office. Although these movies debuted within the Top 5 range, they contributed to the lowest grossing weekend of the summer season. At #1 Sony’s The Dark Tower ranked up a $60 million production bill, but opened with an estimated $19.5 million from 3,451 locations. Although the film was a highly anticipated adaptation of the Stephen King sci-fi/fantasy series, it received weak reviews from critics before its release.
The Dark Tower tells the tale of lead character Roland Deschain’s quest for the Dark Tower, a structure that holds the key to the nexus of all universes. He encounters many allies and enemies along the way, as the world crumbles around him. The film stars Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Katheryn Winnick and Alex McGregor.
At #5 Aviron’s Kidnap brought in an estimated $10.2 million from 2,378 locations. The film stars Halle Berry as a mother who stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore from opening day audiences, which brought in a mostly female audience of 63% female and 37% male.
Check out the trailers for the #1 and #5 top weekend box office titles below.
The Dark Tower Trailer