“Dark Tower” Tops Slow Box-Office Weekend

Sony Pictures and MRC’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” saga has topped the first weekend of the August box-office, albeit with a whimper.

Overcoming heinous reviews, the Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey-led fantasy feature is set to come in at a modest $19.5 million for the three days, topping the box-office. “Dunkirk” is coming in a close second with $17.6 million in its third weekend.

Two other new films hit this week – the Halle Berry-led thriller “Kidnap,” left adrift by the Relativity bankruptcy, has performed surprisingly well with a solid $10.2 million. Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit” on the other hand looks to come in under expectation with $7.3 million despite rave reviews.

Sony’s “Emoji Movie” will take $12.35 million this weekend, down 50% from its debut, “Girls Trip” keeps going strong with $11.4 million, and “Atomic Blonde” has slipped to seventh with $8.2 million. In limited release, Taylor Sheridan’s “Wind River” looks to be scoring an impressive $41,042 per screen average.

Source: THR