The movie has collected nearly $20 million since opening Thursday evening, according to an estimate from distributor
The critically praised picture, which cost about $150 million to produce, tells the story of a mission to save thousands of Allied troops from a beach in France during World War II. Audiences that have seen the movie so far — which are 60% male — give the movie an average grade of A-minus, per market research firm CinemaScore.
That's not quite as strong as the A-plus earned by "Girls Trip." The R-rated comedy about four old friends who reunite for a raucous weekend in New Orleans took in $11 million on Friday. The Universal Pictures release is projected to gross around $30 million by Monday morning.
However, the weekend's third wide release, "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," is not faring as well. Luc Besson's sci-fi flick that cost $180 million to produce — making it one of the priciest independent films ever — took in just $6.5 million on Friday.
The movie, which stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, may reach an opening-weekend total of just $16 million or so. That's even less than prerelease surveys indicated it would launch with — and a B-minus CinemaScore isn't helping while possibly portending a steep decline in ticket sales in the coming weeks.
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