'War for the Planet of the Apes' Wins Opening Weekend Box Office

'War for the Planet of the Apes' Wins Opening Weekend Box Office

'War for the Planet of the Apes' Wins Opening Weekend Box Office

"Matt Reeves" "War for the Planet of the Apes" hit the screens last week and saw an opening weekend of $56 million. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" was a box office success, grossing over 710 million US dollars worldwide. If you were hoping for a blowout frame at the box office, let me burst your bubble right now: Spider-Man Homecoming dropped a not very Marvel-ous 61%, and War For the Planet of the Apes barely beat the original's $54 million opening. It will continue earning at the box office, but the drop in movie ticket sales from the first week to the second is higher than what Wonder Woman's was, which only dropped 43% and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which dropped 56%.

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Despicable Me 3 took the third spot in its third weekend with $18.9 million, while Baby Driver took number four with $8.8 million.

And in a surprising fifth place among the big-studio blockbusters was independent rom-com "The Big Sick" from Lionsgate, taking in $7.6 million in its first week in wide release. Not so fast. Even with the million-dollar cushion from Thursday, the opening Apes film fell way behind the second film for the combined Thursday/Friday, with Dawn earning $27.6 million, and War finding only $22 million. Overseas grosses have always been strong for this series and with a $46 million start it's not in bad shape there; the total worldwide gross is $102.5 million. The local total there has climbed to $42.2 million.

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Sony's cume rose on the latest Spidey pic to $208.3M after ten full days which is already bigger than the $202.9M of the last film, 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Transformers: The Last Knight managed another $2.8 million this week, bringing its four-week total to $124.9 million which must, in some small way signify the death (at least on some level) of this franchise. The movie brought in just under $19 million its third week out.

Meanwhile, Ryan Phillippe and Joey King's new film Wish Upon debuted to $5.5 million. Domestically it should make it over $90 million, with $100 million not impossible. The film, made for $150 million, scored a glowing 94 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes site.

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