Dunkirk tops UK box of­fice chart

The Scotsman - - News Digest -

Direc­tor Christo­pher Nolan’s wartime drama Dunkirk has soared to the top of the UK box of­fice charts on the film’s open­ing week­end.

The film, which fol­lows the evac­u­a­tion of Bri­tish forces from the beaches of Dunkirk, earned an es­ti­mated £9.5 mil­lion across 637 UK cin­e­mas.

That fig­ure in­cludes £1.3m taken at Imax venues af­ter Nolan sug­gested the for­mat would of­fer fans the best pos­si­ble view­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

The film stars Tom Hardy, Sir Mark Ry­lance, Sir Ken­neth Branagh and Cil­lian Mur­phy.

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