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Victory for ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Girls Trip’ at the box office

Fionn Whitehead in a scene from “Dunkirk.” (Melinda Sue Gordon / Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
Fionn Whitehead in a scene from “Dunkirk.” (Melinda Sue Gordon / Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
By Lindsey Bahr Associated Press

Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk” brought in an estimated $50.5 million to easily top the charts this weekend, according to Warner Bros., while the raucous comedy “Girls Trip” broke the R-rated comedy slump of 2017 with $30.4 million to take second place.

Not so successful was Luc Besson’s nearly $180 million sci-fi epic “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” which earned $17 million from North American theaters over the weekend for a fifth-place start. It came in behind “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” in third in its third weekend with $22 million and “War for the Planet of the Apes” in fourth place in its second weekend with $20.4 million.

Estimated U.S. and Canadian ticket sales for Friday through Sunday, according to comScore:

1. “Dunkirk,” $50.5 million ($55.4 million international).

2. “Girls Trip,” $30.4 million.

3. “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” $22 million ($33.2 million international).

4. “War for the Planet of the Apes,” $20.4 million ($17.3 million international).

5. “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” $17 million ($3.9 million international).

6. “Despicable Me 3,” $12.7 million ($47.5 million international).

7. “Baby Driver,” $6 million ($8.3 million international).

8. “The Big Sick,” $5 million.

9. “Wonder Woman,” $4.6 million ($1.8 million international).

10. “Wish Upon,” $2.5 million ($1.1 million international).

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