Buzzing: Dunkirk is No. 1 at US box office

The viewpoint of British soldier Tommy, played by Fionn Whitehead, is one of the narratives explored in Dunkirk.
The viewpoint of British soldier Tommy, played by Fionn Whitehead, is one of the narratives explored in Dunkirk. PHOTO: WARNER BROS PICTURES

Dunkirk is No. 1 at US box office

World War II movie Dunkirk fought off competition from new releases to top the North American box office for the second straight week with US$28.1 million (S$38 million) in takings.

But what really surprised was a strong performance by The Emoji Movie, which earned US$25.7 million, despite almost universal dismissal by critics.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2017, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe