Dunkirk Proves That Christopher Nolan Is A Box Office Draw

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There are only a handful of directors that people go out to watch their movies.

James Cameron is one of them and the other is Christopher Nolan. No matter who stars in his movies and the type of genre it is, Nolan is a proven Box Office draw.

Historical movies have not been as popular as they have once been. Many audiences these days love superhero or animated movies.

On paper, Dunkirk looked like it might not have been a Box Office draw.

The only big actor in the movie is Tom Hardy. Another name is Harry Styles from One Direction, although many adult males didn't see the movie because of him.

Alas, Dunkirk overcame the odds and grossed over $50.5 million this weekend in North America according to Box Office Mojo.

This exceeded the conservative $30 to $40 million that was predicted several weeks ago. The movie's opening is higher than that of the likes of Alien: Covenant, The Mummy, Baywatch, King Arthur and more this Summer.

The appeal of Nolan is that he attracts an older demographic. 75 percent of those that watched the movie in North America were over the age of 25.

The movie also had a bigger opening than Interstellar back in November 2014. Not to mention the reviews have been great and it could gross a healthy worldwide total in its entire run.

The appeal of Dunkirk may have put a dent to War for the Planet of the Apes though. The Apes had a decent opening of over $56 million last weekend, but tumbled to only gross over $20 million in its second weekend.

This might be a clue that movie studios should try and spread out film releases. Everything is bunched up together that some good movies cannibalize one another.

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