Box Office: ‘The Dark Tower’ Takes $1.8M Thursday

Matthew McConaughey;Idris Elba

The Dark Tower, Sony and MRC’s adaptation of the Stephen King fantasy novels, landed $1.8 million in previews Thursday night. Dark Tower, which stars  Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, is expected to top the domestic box office this weekend with a debut in the $20 million range.

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In the film, Elba plays the gunslinger who is determined to hunt down his nemesis, the Man in Black (McConaughey), and protect the Dark Tower, a powerful structure that protects the world from darkness.

Kathryn Bigelow’s period drama Detroit,  is also opening wide this weekend, expanding into more than 2,800 theaters after opening in select theaters last weekend.

 

Kidnap, an indie action pic starring Halle Berry that was originally set to be released by Relativity Media, also opens wide this weekend.

 

The project, about a mother who will stop at nothing to get her kidnapped son back, is tracking to earn in the $8 million range. David Dinerstein’s new distribution outfit, Aviron, is handling the title. Luis Prieto directed the film.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: Sony Pictures
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