‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Girls Trip’ No. 1 and No. 2 at box office

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Christopher Nolan’s latest film Dunkirk opened at number one in the weekend box office, which grossed about $50.5 million in North America and gained another $55.4 million overseas.

The World War II drama stars Fion Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Harry Styles, in his acting debut. It depicts the true story of the Dunkirk evacuation in France in May 1940.

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The R-rated comedy Girls Trip, starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, opened in second at the box office. It earned an estimated $30.8 million.

War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which also made its debut this past weekend, rounded out the top five.

 

 

‘Spider-Man’ swings into the No. 1 spot at box office

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Spider-Man: Homecoming opened in theaters this past weekend, surpassing expectations.

It grossed $117 million domestically, with a total of $257 million worldwide.

The Marvel Studios and Sony reboot stars Tom Holland (who made his debut in Captain America: Civil War) as the web-crawling superhero, Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes/Vulture and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May.

The film features an ensemble cast including Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier and Tony Revolori.

Additionally, Jon Favreau, Gwenyth Paltrow and Chris Evans reprise their roles as Harold “Happy” Hogan, Pepper Potts and Steve Rogers/Captain America, respectively, from previous MCU films. Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, of course, makes a cameo appearance.