Early industry tracking figures have slated Christopher Nolan’s WW2 evacuation film “Dunkirk” to open to around the $30-40 million mark at the U.S. domestic box-office.
Slated for a July 21st release opposite “Girls Trip” and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” the film is opening two weekends after “Spider-Man: Homecoming” which is expected to open to up to $100 million, and one weekend after “War for the Planet of the Apes” which is expected to debut at around $65 million.
A $40 million opening would be Nolan’s lowest opening in wide release since “The Prestige” opened to $14.8 million in 2006. Nolan’s other non-Batman original films since that time have included “Inception” which opened to $62.8 million, and “Interstellar” which opened to $47.5 million.
No reviews or post-screening social media reaction to “Dunkirk” have so far hit. The film will appear in 125 separate 70MM theaters, making it the widest release in the format in 25 years.