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“The Dark Tower” Wins US Weekend Box Office Despite Disappointing Debut Gross

“The Dark Tower” did not impress at the weekend box office, but it did claim first place.

Idris Elba in The Dark Tower | Sony Pictures

According to studio estimates, “The Dark Tower” grossed an underwhelming $19.5 million at the US weekend box office.

The disappointing figure is, however, enough for #1.

The film debuts in the top spot this weekend, knocking “Dunkirk” to #2. That film, which spent the past two weekends at #1, added $17.6 million to its haul this weekend (for a cumulative total of $133.6 million).

Down one place, “The Emoji Movie” takes #3 with $12.4 million (cume now $49.5 million).

“Girls Trip” slips to #4 with $11.4 million (cume now $85.4 million), while “Kidnap” debuts at #5 with $10.2 million.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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