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‘Dunkirk’ Soars While ‘Valerian’ Bombs

DunkirkChristopher Nolan’s Dunkirk stormed the box office with a better-than-expected $50.5 million domestic debut, the best opening in recent memory for a World War II film. Valerian, a sci-fi epic costing $180 million, crash-landed in the U.S. with a $17 million bow from 3,553 theaters. The film is based on the French graphic novel series and stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as celestial cops who must travel through space and time in order to save the universe.

The top 12 films of the weekend, as of Sunday, July 23, are as follows: