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'Dark Tower' tops box office, while 'Detroit' and 'Kidnap' debut below holdovers

'Dark Tower' tops box office, while 'Detroit' and 'Kidnap' debut below holdovers

The long-awaited Stephen King adaptation "The Dark Tower," from Sony Pictures and Media Rights Capital, shot straight to the No. 1 spot in this week's box-office charts, unseating Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk," which is in its third week of release.

“Dark Tower,” based on an eight-part King fantasy series, brought in an estimated $19.5 million in its first week in the U.S. and Canada, in line with the studio's projection of $19 million and just short of analysts' projections of $20 million to $25 million.

"'Dark Tower' was an ambitious and bold undertaking and it was made at the right price," said Adrian Smith, the studio's distribution chief....

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