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.
Christopher Nolan re-creates the World War II evacuation from land, sea, and air of British forces under siege in a bravura virtual-eyewitness account
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
After masterminding The Dark Knight trilogy (2005-12) — the Batman films widely regarded as the gold standard in superhero filmmaking — Christopher Nolan maintained a key creative role as an architect of the DC Extended Universe, pitching Warner Bros. the initial idea for and producing the 2013 Superman reboot, Man of Steel. The writer-director played a lesser role as an executive producer on the 2016 crimefighter clash Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but Nolan had revealed a year earlier that he and his cowriter/brother Jonathan Nolan would be stepping away from the DCEU. With BvS responsible for introducing Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, we wanted to see if Christopher Nolan had seen 2017’s biggest superhero sensation to date, the Patty Jenkins-directed Wonder Woman.
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
Celebration of Michael Mann's 1995 modern crime classic includes a panel in L.A. bringing together the film’s cast and crew, moderated by avowed admirer who went on to make 'The Dark Knight'
The Dark Knight Rises has been considered the weakest link in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. But there’s somebody who thinks its happy ending was good.
Lessons From the Screenplay’s Michael Tucker lays out a detailed argument about why The Dark Knight presents the ideal Batman antagonist — and, more so, how it’s his presence that truly elevates Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film to the level of greatness.
One of the biggest surprises about Sean Parker’s proposed $50 home move service is the cadre of top filmmakers who are supporting the venture, including J.J. Abrams and Peter Jackson.
Why pop culture is still trying to wrap its brain around Christopher Nolan's 2010 thriller
As 'Batman Begins' turns 10, a look back at the long, tortured history of the Dark Knight franchise after 'Batman & Robin' bombed.
Josh Hartnett’s career hit its apex around 2001, the year in which the now 36-year-old — who’d built up indie cred with such films as The Virgin Suicides and The Faculty — played the lead in two mega-hyped blockbusters: Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor and Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down. Hartnett could get a meeting with any big-name filmmaker in the years that followed, at one point sitting down with Christopher Nolan as the writer-director was prepping the game-changing Batman Begins. “People don’t like being told no. I learned my lesson when [writer-director] Christopher Nolan and I talked about Batman.
When Hollywood wants to visit outer space, it often turns to NASA’s Bert Ulrich to help them get there. As the agency’s multimedia liaison for film and TV collaborations, Ulrich helps facilitate and guide the massive demand for resources, insight, and permissions that NASA receives from the entertainment industry. If it deals with astronauts, we’ll try to have them talk with astronauts.