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The Dark Tower tops the U.S. box office with $19.5 million

Despite a wave of negative reviews, Columbia Pictures and Mrc’s The Dark Tower has opened in first place at the North American box office this weekend, with the film grossing $19.5 million across the Friday to Sunday period.

Internationally, the $60 million-budgeted fantasy grossed a further $8 million from 19 countries, meaning it has recouped almost half of its budget with the majority of international markets still to come, including the UK on August 18th.

The rest of the domestic top five included Dunkirk ($17.6 million), The Emoji Movie ($12.4 million), Girls Trip ($11.4 million) and Kidnap ($10.2 million).

See Also: Read our review of The Dark Tower here

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Knight Warrior, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim,

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