Spurred on by an impressive opening in China earlier this month, Christopher Nolan’s latest film – the World War II epic Dunkirk – has sailed past the $500 million mark at the global box office, having grossed $508.3 million to date around the world.
“Christopher Nolan has proven why he is regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of our time,” said Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing and distribution at Warner Bros. “His Dunkirk is an absolute tour de force — a harrowing, emotional and sweeping moviegoing experience that pushes the boundaries of mainstream studio filmmaking. Through Chris’ lens, Dunkirk does more than capture this pivotal moment in time; it reminds us of both the heroism and the human toll of war. We are so proud of this film and congratulate Chris, Emma Thomas, the cast, and all the talented people who helped bring this monumental achievement to the screen.”
Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.”
Dunkirk sees Christopher Nolan directing a cast that includes Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney and newcomer Fionn Whitehead.