‘Dark Tower’ tops slow weekend with $19.5M at box office
NEW YORK (AP) — After a decade of development and several postponements, the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation “The Dark Tower’’ debuted with an estimated $19.5 million in North American ticket sales, narrowly edging out the two-week leader “Dunkirk.’’
The so-so result for “The Dark Tower,’’ starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, wasn’t spectacular, but ambitions had already been scaled down for the movie, made for about $65 million by Sony Pictures and Media Rights Capital. Christopher Nolan’s Second World War epic “Dunkirk’’ slid to second with $17.6 million in its third week. It’s now made $133.6 million domestically. Another long delayed film made its debut. The Halle Berry thriller “Kidnap’’ opened with $10.2 million. In its first week of wide release, the Kathryn Bigelowdirected docudrama “Detroit’’ disappointed with $7.8 million.