The Dark Tower, the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s eight-series novel, landed in the number one spot over the weekend, taking in an estimated $19.5 million at the box office. The Dark Tower, which has received mediocre reviews at best and awful reviews at worst (it has an 18% on Rotten Tomatoes), pushed past Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Katherine Bigelow’s controversial Detroit, which opened wide this weekend. The Dark Tower, which stars Idris Elba as the Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black, cost an estimated $66 million to make. The $19.5 million gross for the film isn’t anything amazing, but given the fact that it was received pretty negatively by critics, it made a decent amount of money despite the backlash.
Dunkirk takes second place with $17.6 million. The war movie, which has largely received critical acclaim, only dropped 34% from the previous week. The film has already made $300 million worldwide and $133.6 million at the domestic box office. In third place is the animated The Emoji Movie, which opened cold for many critics and when the reviews began surfacing, it didn’t give the film any positive boost (with a 7% on Rotten Tomatoes). The Emoji Movie grossed $12.35 million in its second weekend and has already made $49.45 domestically.
In fourth place is the comedy Girls Trip with $11.4 million. The film stars Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, and Mike Colter. Rounding out the top five is the Halle Berry-starring film, Kidnap, which grossed $10.2 million in its opening weekend at the box office. Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit, which opened wide this weekend, only grossed $7.3 million and isn’t making as much money as expected despite it being generally well-received by many critics (although some others have pointed to the reasons behind not liking it).
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Ranking The Biggest Comic-Con 2017 Movie Trailers, Worst To…
This past weekend, legions upon legions of fans descended upon San Diego for Comic-Con. What started way back in 1970 by fans of reading and collecting comics has now become an international celebration of pretty much everything under the sun and a pop culture phenomenon.
It’s also the chance for many major films and television shows to have their cast meet the fans and showcase what’s to come in the near future from their products. This year was no different as we got to see a wide range of trailers for upcoming movies, among other things. Many of these trailers were hits with fans and continue to generate excitement, but some were better than others.
Here are this year’s major Comic-Con movie trailers, ranked worst to best. Click Next to take a look.