U.S. Box Office: 'Dunkirk' scores victory over 'Emoji Movie'

| Updated: Aug 01, 2017 07:47 IST

Los Angeles [U.S.A.], August 1 (ANI): Christopher Nolan is again the king of the box-office. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nolan's latest World War II epic 'Dunkirk' out-smiled new family animated film 'The Emoji Movie' at the North American Box Office, earning 28.1 million USD in its second outing to win the weekend. The movie, declining just 44 percent, passed the 100 million USD mark domestically to finish Sunday with 102.8 million USD in total ticket sales. Overseas, the film marched to 45.6 million USD from 62 markets for a foreign tally of 131.3 million USD and 234.1 million USD globally. 'Dunkirk's total in the U.K. is 35.4 million USD, already surpassing the lifetime runs of Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' and Nolan's last film, 'Interstellar'. The flick continues to conquer in Asia as well, having already earned 16.7 million USD in South Korea, where the filmmaker has a huge fan base. Meanwhile, 'The Emoji Movie' from Sony Pictures landed at Box-Office with 25.7 million USD. Josh Greenstein, President of Sony's worldwide marketing and distribution, said, "We are thrilled the audience has spoken and embraced 'The Emoji Movie'." The studio says that the film is a major victory, considering it cost 50 million USD to produce, a modest sum for a major studio animated movie. Based on the ubiquitous ideograms used in text messages on other social platforms, 'The Emoji Movie' revolves around Gene (voiced by T.J. Miller) who, unlike the other inhabitants of Textpolis, has multiple expressions. Determined to be a normal emoji, he and his friends embark on an adventure to locate the code that will fix him, only to find themselves in a race to save the world. The ensemble voice cast also includes James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Jake T. Austin, Christina Aguilera, Sofia Vergara and Patrick Stewart. (ANI)