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Box Office: Dunkirk #1 while two new releases make top five

Dunkirk again #1, Atomic Blonde and The Big Sick top five

Atomic Blonde

Box office takings slipped 17% over the weekend to $11.06m. The weather was not quite cold or miserable enough to fill cinemas, making it the second-lowest weekend gross of the year so far. The lowest box office haul from the top 20 movies this year was in late March when Peppa Pig was the only major new release, which resulted in a $10.55m return.

#1 Dunkirk $2.69m

After it was pushed into second place last week by War For The Planet Of The Apes, Dunkirk is back on top despite shedding another 87 screens to 340, which returned a screen average of $7,934. To-date Dunkirk has earned $16.46m, which pushes it into elite status this year.

# 2 War For The Planet Of The Apes $2.08m

Takings were down 49% on last weekend with the film holding on 370 screens, down 72 on its opening. The screen average was $5,630, which contributed to its total of $7.26m at the end of its second weekend.

#3 Atomic Blonde $1.75m

The new spy thriller starring Charlize Theron was the best performing new release, opening on 436 screens, which resulted in a screen average of $4,020. However, that is the lowest screen average for a major release on this many screens this year.

#4 The Big Sick $1.09m

The second new release in the top five didn’t ignite big crowds either with a screen average of $3,405 from its 322 screens.

#5 Baby Driver $845,000

After four weekends the movie just holds in the top five and on 269 screens with a screen average of $3,145. Baby Driver is just $180,000 short of earning $12m.

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