American Hustle

'Dark Tower' tops slow weekend, 'Detroit' disappoints

After a decade of development and several postponements, the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation "The Dark Tower" debuted with an estimated $19.5 million in North American ticket sales, narrowly edging out the two-week leader "Dunkirk."

The modest result for "The Dark Tower," starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, was in line with expectations heading into the weekend but well shy of initial hopes for a possible franchise-starter.

J.J. Abrams and Ron Howard are among the directors who previously tried to tackle King's magnum opus, a seven-book series that melds sci-fi with horror and other genres.

But the long battle to make...

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