Christopher Nolan's World War II film Dunkirk dropped to second place but continued to impress with $17.6 million in its third week.
The Dark Tower, the Stephen King adaptation starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, has turned out to be a bit of a dud. Given the criticism of the first film, it looks like it won't just be the source material that will need a reshuffle when/if we move up the floors of The Dark Tower.
With the first film only just hitting cinemas, it sounds like Columbia Pictures already has ambitious plans for where Nikolaj Arcel's The Dark Tower could take us with a sequel. Combined with a week of limited release grosses, its total should stand at $7.8 million. The movie got the highest revenue from Russian Federation of $4.1 million out of $8 million from the 19 different markets. The movie stars Halle Berry as a mother attempting to rescue her son after he is taken.
In fifth was Aviron's thriller Kidnap, at $10.2 million.
Internationally, the $60 million-budgeted fantasy grossed a further $8 million from 19 countries, meaning it has recouped nearly half of its budget with the majority of global markets still to come, including the United Kingdom on August 18th. Warner Bros. also continues to see profits from "Wonder Woman", which will land right up against the $400 million domestic milestone by the end of this weekend. And without a Suicide Squad or a Guardians Of The Galaxy on the late-summer docket, this is shaping up to be a typically, even particularly, modest August for box-office returns.