Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is currently expected to open to $40M, but only according to a rival studio’s estimates. The current estimates from Warner Brothers are unknown.
Variety reports that a rival studio are expecting the British war movie to open between $35M and $40M. This seems kind of low, but it’s understandable to some degree since the movie doesn’t have the traditional kind of star power that’s come with Nolan’s other movies. In any case, Dunkirk looks as though it may be one of Christopher Nolan’s more modestly-budgeted pictures, so provided that the movie’s budget is $135M or less, this would be an acceptable start. Dunkirk is opening against Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and has to take on both Spider-Man: Homecoming and War for the Planet of the Apes, which might also explain the relatively-low opening. Tracking is still early and is likely to increase between now and the movie’s release date.
Based on the movie’s strong social media presence (it’s nearing a million conversations on social media), it seems as though Dunkirk could be the latest Summer movie that has an underestimated opening weekend. Wonder Woman opened much higher than its $65M projection, All Eyez On Me managed to nearly double its mid-to-high-teens projection even though it was a very front-loaded release, and Baby Driver just became one of this year’s breakout hits after initally targeting a $17M five-day weekend. It seems as though Dunkirk‘s performance will really depend on the reviews and word-of-mouth it gets (and pre-release buzz from the marketing is definitely working in its favor), but given that Christopher Nolan’s movies tend to have strong legs at the box office (as Inception and Interstellar more-or-less quadrupled their opening weekend grosses), even a $40M opening wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.
Dunkirk breaches theaters on July 21, 2017. The film stars Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, and Tom Glynn-Carney.
Top 10 Movie Trailers From This Summer That Will Fire You Up
Every year, an avalanche of trailers, teasers, TV spots flood the Internet, trying to grab the attention of busy and overstimulated audiences. It’s gotten to the point where now, trailers are such a commodity, that the trailers themselves have teasers. There’s a reason: trailers, when they’re good, can be an artform all their own.
I love trailers, being the guy who is always rushing his friends and family to the theater early “so we don’t miss the previews.” Every summer, I make a YouTube playlist of my favorites that acts as my own personal radio station because frankly, sometimes, I vibe more to how the trailer is cut than the music in it or, in bad cases, the movies themselves when I finally catch them on-screen. It’s gotten to the point that I imagine and dream in a trailer format, with music setting the pace for a smash-cut of scenes that I want to write or just enjoy the fantasy of.
If you love a good trailer like I love a good trailer, this list is for you. Here’s what I consider the top 10 trailers for the summer 2017. Click Next to start!