“Dunkirk” Slated For $40 Million Opening

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.

Source: Variety