'Dunkirk' Battles Its Way To The Top Of The Weekend Box Office

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Warner Bros. critically acclaimed war movie "Dunkirk" soared to number one debuts internationally, in the U.S. & worldwide taking in $55.4 million in 46 international markets plus $50.5 million in North America for a combined global total of $105.9 million.

Directed by Chris Nolan and starring Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, and Harry Styles (yes, that Harry Styles) among others, the film depicts the desperate escape of allied forces from the French port city of Dunkirk as part of Operation Dynamo.

"Dunkirk" has been lauded by widespread critical acclaim and was praised for its direction, cinematography, acting and musical score, with some critics calling it one of the greatest war films ever made and Nolan's best film to date.

Meanwhile, Universal's "Girls Trip" a riff on the tried and true premise that has found success with previous films such as "The Hangover" took the #2 spot in its domestic debut, rounding up an estimated $30.4 million in revenue over the weekend.

Sony's "Spider Man" hung on to #3, both in the North America and Worldwide, adding another $55.2M to its cumulative take.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, July 23, are below.

Dunkirk – Warner Bros. – $105.9M

Despicable Me 3 – Universal – $60.2M

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Sony – $55.2M

War For The Planet Of The Apes – 20th Century Fox – $37.7M

Girls Trip – Universal – $30.4M

Transformers: The Last Knight – Paramount Pictures – $26.0M

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets – Multiple – $20.9M

Brotherhood Of Blades II: The Infernal – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $16.0M

Baby Driver – Sony – $14.3M

Cars 3 – Disney – $13.3M

Wukong – Multiple – $12.2M

Father And Son (dir. Yuan) – Wuzhou Film Distribution – $11.1M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, July 23, are below.

Dunkirk – Warner Bros. – $50.5M

Girls Trip – Universal – $30.4M

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Sony – $22.0M

War For The Planet Of The Apes – 20th Century Fox – $20.4M

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Plan – STX Entertainment – $17.0M

Despicable Me 3 – Universal – $12.7M

Baby Driver – Sony – $6.0M

Big Sick, The – Lionsgate – $5.0M

Wonder Woman – Warner Bros. – $4.6M

Wish Upon – Broad Green Pictures – $2.5M

Cars 3 – Disney – $1.9M

Transformers: The Last Knight – Paramount – $1.1M

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