Posted: Monday, August 7, 2017 – 10:35 AM
Hollywood’s weak summer season slumped further this weekend, with “The Dark Tower” opening in the number one spot with an estimated $19.5 million in three-day ticket sales.
That compares with the number one movie at this time last year — “Suicide Squad” — which opened with a record $133.7 million in opening weekend receipts. That was a record weekly opening amount for any August.
“This is another tough weekend for the industry,” concluded movie industry money-watcher Paul Dergarabedian at comScore.
“Dunkirk” rolled along in its third week of release, and took second place with a $17.6 million weekend. It has racked up $133.6 million in domestic sales so far, and worldwide sales have topped $300 million, according to studio sources quoted by comScore.
“The Emoji Movie” was in third place, with a $12.4 million weekend and $49.5 million in sales over two weeks.
Rounding out the 10 most-popular films in the United States and Canada this weekend, as reported by the studios and gathered by comScore, were “Girls Trip” ($11.4 million), “Kidnap” ($10.2 million), “Spider-Man Homecoming” ($8.8 million), “Atomic Blonde” ($8.2 million), “Detroit” ($7.3 million), “War For The Planet Of The Apes” ($6 million) and “Despicable Me 3″ ($5.3 million).