HOLLYWOOD—Well America we can all agree right now, summer is officially over! Why? The box-office debut of three films this weekend proved it. “The Dark Tower” and “Kidnap” both received horrid reviews, and their box-office receipts proved it. In a surprise, the Stephen King adaptation of the highly anticipated “The Dark Tower,” managed a dismal $19.5 million during its debut weekend to claim the top spot.
Some expected “Dunkirk” to rule for the third consecutive weekend, but the Christopher Nolan war flick dropped to second place with $17.6 million. In just three weeks, the war film has amounted over $130 million at the domestic box-office. “The Emoji Movie” landed in third place with $12.4 million, after dropping nearly 50 percent in its second weekend. The comedy “Girls Trip” is indeed a force to be reckoned with America, as the film slid to fourth place adding another $11 million to its tally. The movie is certain to cross the $100 million mark at the domestic box-office in the next week or so before it begins to slow down its presence in theaters.
The Halle Berry thrill-ride “Kidnap” rounded out the top five with just over $10 million. The biggest surprise was the debut of the drama getting rave reviews “Detroit.” The film landed in eighth place with a disappointing $7.3 million. I do believe the subject matter for the flick is the reason the draw hasn’t been as big as producers and filmmakers hoped. This is an incredibly difficult film to watch, so many might not want to venture into the theater to tackle such emotions.
I’ll be honest I have no idea who will come out on top next weekend. We have the horror prequel “Annabelle Creation,” but I’m not certain if that movie has enough backing to draw in viewers, but never saw never America.