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Dunkirk: Christopher Nolan’s war epic is breaking records at the Indian box office

Christopher Nolan’s war epic, Dunkirk, opened strong at the Indian box office. The film made Rs 15 crore in its opening weekend.

hollywood Updated: Jul 25, 2017 15:19 IST
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Fionn Whitehead in a scene from Dunkirk.
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Fionn Whitehead in a scene from Dunkirk.(AP)

Christopher Nolan’s war film, Dunkirk, earned Rs 15.57 crore gross across 417 screens in India in its opening weekend.

According to Denzil Dias, Managing Director at Warner Bros Pictures (India), the film has had the biggest opening ever for a Non-Dubbed MPA (Motion Picture Association) film and is also biggest IMAX opening for an MPA film with 10 screens.

The film, which has also been written by Nolan, brings the story of Operation Dynamo as it unfolds on land, sea and air.

The narrative of Dunkirk follows three major threads covering different periods of time -- one beginning on land and covering one week, one on the sea and covering one day, and one in the air covering one hour. These are interwoven in a non-linear narrative.

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tom Hardy in a scene from Dunkirk. (AP)

“Christopher Nolan has created a film that brings this extraordinary event to the screen in a thrilling and uniquely real cinematic experience. Critics and audiences alike agree that Dunkirk must be seen on the biggest possible screen, and we anticipate that the incredible response among audiences across India will drive continued success well into the coming weeks at the box office,” Dias said.

The film features Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.

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