'WAR FOR PLANET OF THE APES' CONQUERS BOX OFFICE WITH $56.5M OPENER (07/17/2017)
20th Century Fox’s War for the Planet of the Apes is coming in about where expected, with a $56.5 million opener, the second-best for the franchise, over the first installment Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($54.8 million) and behind Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($72.6 million).
The threequel is expected to see the most play overseas where Rise (63%) and Dawn (70%) earned the most.
Meanwhile, Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming brought in an estimated $45.2 million for its second weekend, lower than the industry expected and representing a 61% slide over its opening weekend.
Wonder Woman continues to crash through new barriers and is chasing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to become this summer’s highest-grossing film. Industry analysts say it may happen this week, with just a $5.9 million gap to close.
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Top 10 Movies at the Box Office, Per Deadline:
1). War for the Planet of the Apes (FOX), 4,022 theaters / $22.1M Fri. (includes $5M previews) / $19.2M Saturday/$15.2M Sunday/3-day cume: $56.5M /Wk 1
2). Spider-Man: Homecoming (SONY/MARVEL), 4,348 theaters / $13.6M Fri. / $17.8M Saturday/$14M Sunday /3-day cume: $45.2M (-61%)/Total: $208.3M/Wk 2
3). Despicable Me 3 (UNI/ILL), 4,155 theaters (-380) / $6.2M Fri. /$7.4M Sat./$5.4M Sun/ 3-day cume: $18.9M (-44%) /Total: $188M/ Wk 3
4). Baby Driver (SONY), 3,043 theaters (-183) / $2.6M Fri. /$3.5M Sat/$2.6M Sun/ 3-day cume: $8.75M (-33%)/ Total cume: $73.1M / Wk 3
5.) The Big Sick (AMAZ/LGF), 2,597 theaters (+2,271) / $2.4M / $3.1M Saturday/$2M Sunday/-day cume: $7.6M (+113%) /Total: $16M/Wk 4
6.) Wonder Woman (WB), 2,744 theaters (-347) / $2M Fri. /$2.8M Sat./$2M Sun/ 3-day cume: $6.9M (-30%)/ Total: $380.7M / Wk 7
7). Wish Upon (BG), 2,250 theaters / $2.2M Fri. (includes $367k) /$1.9M Saturday/ $1.4M Sunday/ 3-day cume: $5.6M /Wk 1
8). Cars 3 (DIS), 2,049 theaters (-653) / $933K Fri. /$1.2M Saturday/$1M Sunday/ 3-day cume: $3.1M (-41%) / Total: $140M / Wk 4
9). Transformers: The Last Knight (PAR), 2,323 theaters (-918) / $791k Fri. /$1.15M Sat/ $839K Sun/3-day cume: $2.78M (-57%)/ Total cume: $124.9M / Wk 4
10). The House (WB), 1,633 theaters (-1501)/ $560k Fri. /$705K/$530K Sun/ 3-day cume: $1.8M (-62%)/Total: $23.1M/ Wk 3