Box Office Report: The Dark Tower Wins The Slowest Summer Weekend

The Dark Tower claimed the number one spot in what was the slowest weekend of the Summer box office and sixth lowest weekend of 2017, coming out ahead of the other new releases Detroit and Kidnap. The Dark Tower finished with an estimated $19.5 million in 3,451 locations. It is considered a disappointing debut for the Stephen King adaptation, which is also set to have a television series come out. The poor reviews from critics didn't help the $60 million production either, currently sitting at 18% on Rotten Tomatoes. Despite the poor reviews, it ranks as the second best opening weekend for a Stephen King adaptation, with the 2007 release 1408 at number one with $20.6 million.
Dunkirk continued its strong box office performance finishing in second with an estimated $17.6 million, bringing its domestic earnings to nearly $135 million so far in three weeks. The Emoji Movie finished in third place with an estimated $12.35 million, with its total domestic earnings at almost $50 million in two weeks. Girl's Trip earned an estimated $11.4 million for fourth place, putting it just above the same pace as Bridesmaids with $85 million in 17 days. Kidnap finished in fifth place with an estimated $10.2 million and Detroit underperformed to finish outside of the top ten with an estimated $7.7 million.