One Direction singer Harry Styles (left) in a scene from Dunkirk, the best-performing non-franchise movie at the summer US box office even though Christopher Nolan’s film focuses on a second world war episode barely known in the United States and which predated US forces’ involvement in the conflict. Photo: Warner Bros Pictures/AP

The top 10 Hollywood movies at the (lacklustre) US box office this summer

With eight of the top 10 franchise movies serving up more of the same, is it any wonder ticket sales hit an 11-year low – even if the films themselves aren’t bad?

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One Direction singer Harry Styles (left) in a scene from Dunkirk, the best-performing non-franchise movie at the summer US box office even though Christopher Nolan’s film focuses on a second world war episode barely known in the United States and which predated US forces’ involvement in the conflict. Photo: Warner Bros Pictures/AP
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