Box office hero: America loves new World War II movie

The new movie by director Christopher Nolan is raking up the big bucks.  That’s right, a WWII film is saving the summer for Hollywood!

‘Dunkirk’ is storming American movie theaters and the results are in. Box office receipts show a better-than-expected number.  In total, the film took in a total $50.5 million in its domestic debut.   Experts believed it would struggle to hit $40M.

The powerful film has chalked up one of the best openings for a war film.  According to critics, the credit goes to Nolan’s amazing ability to put out the very best films that attract droves of movie-goers.

At $50.5M, Dunkirk is on its way to recoup its very expensive production costs.  The film reportedly cost $150 million to make, and the marketing budget is said to be huge.  Nolan, who is no stranger to big budget flicks, made the movie for Warner Bros.  The two have teamed up in the past with the Dark Knight trilogy.

Dunkirk, which is currently playing in 3,720 theaters, is said to be best seen in an Imax theater.  “DML, I saw Dunkirk on an Imax screen Saturday!  It is the best war film of all time — please tell your readers about the film. We need to support movies like this one — people need to see it on a big screen,” wrote a DML reader.

Dunkirk recounts one of World War II’s most biggest battles.  The film stars Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, and Jack Lowden.

The trailer for the film is available below.  It has been viewed nearly 25 million times on YouTube.com

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