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Four Movies Shared the Wealth This Weekend

By Nathaniel R

What did you see this weekend?

Weekend Box Office (July 28th-30th)
W I D E  L I M I T E D
1. DUNKIRK $28.1 (cum. $102.8) PODCAST
1. 🔺   A GHOST STORY $382k (cum. $941k) 329 screens
2. 🔺  THE EMOJI MOVIE $25.6  2. 🔺  DETROIT $365k 20 screens
3. GIRLS TRIP $20 (cum. $65.5)
3. MAUDIE  $350k (cum. $4.6) 228 screens REVIEW 
4. 🔺 ATOMIC BLONDE  $18.5 
4. 🔺  MUBARAKAN $300k 128 screens
5. 🔺WOLF WARRIOR 2 $190k 53 screens
6. 🔺 LADY MACBETH  $179k  (cum. $467k) 104 screens
7. DESPICABLE ME 3 $7.7 (cum. $230.4) 7. 🔺  AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL $130K 4 screens REVIEW
8. VALERIAN $6.8 (cum. $30.6)
8. THE LITTLE HOURS  $125k (cum. $1.2) 96 screens  REVIEW
9. BABY DRIVER $4 (cum. $92)
9.🔺 THE MIDWIFE $78k   (cum. $112k) 27 screens
10. WONDER WOMAN $3.5  (cum. $395.4) REVIEW | TOP TEN | SPECIAL  10. THE HERO  $68K (cum. $3.8) 102 screens BEST ACTORS

🔺 = new or added screens

numbers from box office mojo 


Dunkirk and Girls Trip, both enjoyed very strong second weekends (giving their audiences exactly what they promised... which is all too rare!) and managed to mostly fend off the new challengers which were the animated Emoji Movie and Charlize Theron kicking all kinds of spy ass as Atomic Blonde. It was a fairly unique weekend since all four titles were within 10 million of each other - they all have a reason to celebrate. The only people not celebrating? Whoever chose to take their families to Emoji Movie which is the worst reviewed movie of the year

In limited release the doc sequel An Inconvenient Truth (reviewed), Kathryn Bigelow's race riot drama Detroit, the Hasidic drama Menashe (reviewed), and Brigsby Bear all barely dipped their toe into theaters but audiences expressed interest in all four. Expect expansions soon with Detroit going wide next weekend.

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Reader Comments (19)

I went and saw Atomic Blonde. Its plot was rather thin but it was still a fun time. Charlize Theron is terrific as is James McAvoy. They're probably two of our most reliable actors working today. No matter what films they do, they always deliver.

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMatt St.Clair

I saw "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" which is like Star Wars of LSD. It makes no sense there is barely a plot but Besson keeps throwing eye candy at the screen.

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjaragon

Atomic Blonde!

Charlize Theron is magnificent.
She is funny, lethal, elegant, and insanely persevering.

Totally Oscar worthy is the standout editing by editor Elisabet Ronaldsdottir, who also edited "John Wick".

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered Commenteradri

The Little Hours which is a solid C (and I am being generous).

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTom Ford

Matt -- totally agree on those ol' reliables

July 30, 2017 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

YUP! Saw ATOMIC BLONDE and I totally get all the comments on it about the confusing/thin plot but seeing McAvoy and Theron chew scenes and kick ass were all I needed.

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

Re-watches of About a Boy and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Passengers on TV (eh...) and in the theaters. Spider-Man: Homecoming (AWESOME!) and Dunkirk (Best film of 2017 so far...)

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

I watched Eastern Promises for the first time and I was totally unprepared for that bath house fight scene! It will stay with me for several reasons lol

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEz

adri - I read a review that noted "Atomic Blonde" and "John Wick" were from the same studio, and said they definitely had a "house style".

I really liked "Atomic Blonde" - this is what I think of when I think of a fun summer popcorn movie - no impending apocalypse, just a lot of cool action scenes and amazing wigs/costumes. Although, the fact that I thought it was not so heavy despite it taking place during the fall of the Berlin Wall perhaps speaks to how heavy blockbusters have become.

I really want to see "Girl's Trip", especially after Tiffany Haddish's great storytelling on Jimmy Kimmel. I went back and watched some eps of "The Carmichael Show", where she is a regular but slightly peripheral character, and her charm and likability shines through whenever she is onscreen.

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I watched Man on Fire; a typically strong Denzel performance but Tony Scott's highly stylized direction didn't work for me at all.

July 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMDA

I saw:
Girls Trip - like every modern comedy, 20 minutes too long, but a hysterically funny movie, made even better by the sold out theater.
Lady Macbeth - Florence Pugh is so SO great and the film took turns I did not expect at all. It seemed a bit too slight and compact though.
The Little Hours - I don't even know what this was. Hot mess, but so short and breezy that it goes down pretty easy.
A Ghost Story- I need more time to process. Not sure if it adds up to much of anything, but it is an incredible and beautiful experience. Must see again.

July 31, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterchasm301

I saw Train to Busan, I recommend! Nice foreign language popcorn flick.

July 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHuh

I saw "The Hunt For The Wilderpeople" and I'm so mad I didn't see this in the theater. People had told me to see it but I was just not motivated. It was just so funny and very charming.

July 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony

I saw part 2 of Angels in America. much much much MUCH stronger than part 1. I would recommend anyone to watch it. The ending scene was weak, but everything before it was good. the move to theater was 100% justified and they made the most of it. some of the experimental theater parts made me eyeroll, but some of it really paid off.

all the actors are great. only the wife was miscast in my opinion. garfield doesn't overdo it which was great.

July 31, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbeyaccount

With Dunkirk, Apes and The Big Sick, this is one of the best summer movie seasons in a long while.

July 31, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Saw Amateur by Hal Hartley starring Martin Donovan, Isabelle Huppert and Elina Löwensohn. A madcap thriller that deconstructs the genre. More talky than usual, the acting was intentionally stagey particularly from the effervescent Elina Löwensohn -- she with Brooksian hair and a demeanor that is a close cousin to Dina Korzun in Forty Shades of Blue. Martin Donovan was a delightful presence -- a bit of a variation from the comical deadpan he showed in Don Roos' The Opposite of Sex. Then of course there is Huppert looking ageless and letting words tumble out from her lips as though it is natural like fire, air, water. The way she answered "I'm choosy" when Donovan asked her why she is a nymphomaniac and never had sex. Huppert's delivery was hilarious because it was said with a poker face but she made the absurd definitely real and natural.

July 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterOwl

I saw Atomic Blonde and GIrls Trip this weekend... LIked both... There is one tracking shot in Atomic Blonde that is worth the admission alone.... Charlize taking on like 12 guys in a 10 minutes continuous shot... she is amazing!

July 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDAVID

Also saw Angels in America part 2 and really enjoyed it.

No other movies but I'm trying to keep up with Orphan Black and Great British Baking Show.

July 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

Atomic Blonde. What more is there to say that hasn't been said? It's awesome.

July 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

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