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This is another slow weekend at the box office, as "The Nut Job 2" misses and holdovers "The Dark Tower" and "Detroit" continue to fall.

Per ComScore, overall box office is down 4.1 percent from the same frame from past year. One of the lone bright spots in a generally dismal summer for the box office, Christopher Nolan's World War II epic should make an additional $11.4 million this weekend, pushing its domestic total past the $150 million mark.

In third is Open Road's "The Nut Job 2", which is performing well below tracker projections with $8.5 million against studio and tracker pre-weekend projections in the mid-teens. That's less than half of the first "Nut Job" movie, which opened to $19.4 million before going on to take in $120.9 million worldwide during its run.

This hasn't exactly been a banner summer for Hollywood at the box office, which - with the exception of unstoppable blockbuster "Wonder Woman" and a few others - has largely been a summer of disappointments, with high-profile releases such as "Baywatch" "The Emoji Movie", Luc Besson's big-budget "Valerian" and the Stephen King adaptation "The Dark Tower" among the many flicks to flop.

Universal's, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Girls Trip rounded out the Top 5 with $6.5-M for a domestic take of $97.2-M. That landmark was just met by Sony's "Baby Driver", which took in $1.5 million this weekend.

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Annapurna Pictures' Detroit, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, tumbled 58% in its 2nd weekend to $3-M for a domestic take of $13.4-M and fell to # 13, seems like people are exhausted of riot fare.

(PG) Former Vice President Al Gore continues his fight for clean energy as he travels around the world to train an army of climate champions and influence global climate policy.

In limited release, Paramount's "An Inconvenient Sequel" added 376 theaters this weekend for a total of 556 where it's expected to make $800,000. Al Gore and Climate Change are of little interest now for movie goers. It'll be interesting to see how the box office gets shaken up next week when The Hitman's Bodyguard and Logan Lucky open next week.

The Weinstein Co.'s Wind River also posted a strong location average of $14,268 as it moved into 45 theaters in its sophomore outing for an early domestic box office take of $870,285.