As of Saturday morning the animated feature and war epic seemed to be in a dead heat, but by Sunday morning, the dust had settled, and Christopher Nolan's film reigned.
'Dunkirk' isn't the only win of the weekend as Universal's femme-centric 'Girls Trip' breaks the R-rated comedy curse, opening to $30.4 million. Meanwhile, 'Wonder Woman' passes 'Guardians 2' to become summer's biggest hit.
'Dunkirk' director Christopher Nolan on obscuring Tom Hardy face again: "This is a guy who gave an amazing performance with just a couple eyes and a scalp"
Christopher Nolan’s WWII thriller Dunkirk is winning raves from critics, some of who have hailed the film as an instant masterpiece and cheered its visual spectacle and technical mastery. It’s likely to be a box-office hit and awards contender in the vein of such recent battle films as Saving Private Ryan, Letters From Iwo Jima, and Hacksaw Ridge. Indeed, Nolan’s signature awe-inspiring style sets Dunkirk apart from most war films, but there are other differences.
Styles, to be seen in ‘Dunkirk’ next week, auditioned for Cowell on ‘The X Factor’ in 2010, which turned into a spot in the boy band One Direction
Director of upcoming 'Dunkirk' writes piece for U.K.'s 'Telegraph' about making the film, says his goal was to give filmgoers a you-are-there experience
60-second promo for Christopher Nolan's upcoming World War II epic 'Dunkirk' packs a punch, stressing danger and heroism in story of daring rescue mission
Bucking the trend of two-hour-plus summer blockbusters, Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' will be the model of epic economy, with a 107 minute runtime
Director tells theater owners at presentation for his WWII epic, “The only platform I’m interested in talking about is theatrical exhibition"
After helming a series of hits in the superhero (The Dark Knight trilogy) and sci-fi (Inception, Interstellar) genres, Christopher Nolan will be shifting his attention to more realistic material with this summer’s Dunkirk, a WWII epic based on the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk, France, in 1940. With a formidable cast that includes Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, and One Direction’s Harry Styles (in his big-screen debut), it’s shaping up to be another larger-than-life effort from the acclaimed director, who’s now finally begun spilling details about the largely shrouded-in-secrecy project.
The 19-year-old Brit (whose Irish first name is pronounced “Finn”) joins elite ranks as the lead actor in a Christopher Nolan joint, headlining the acclaimed filmmaker’s upcoming ensemble war, Dunkirk. At this point Whitehead doesn’t have clearance to say anything about his character, Tommy. “It’s a suspense thriller,” Whitehead told Yahoo Movies.
'The Dark Knight' director’s World War II drama opens July 21; a click on the map at the movie's official website reveals a list of theaters where the short prologue will play this weekend
The body count is high, but hope is still alive in the trailer for Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated World War II drama