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Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' beating expectations at box office

Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' beating expectations at box office

Christopher Nolan made headlines this week when he bashed Netflix, saying he would never work with the streaming company because it doesn’t support theatrical releases. And judging by how well his new World War II drama "Dunkirk" is faring at the box office this weekend, his movies will have a place on the big screen for years to come.

The movie has collected nearly $20 million since opening Thursday evening, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. That puts the film on track to gross over $50 million by weekend's end — about $10 million beyond the studio’s expectations.

The critically praised picture, which cost...

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