'War for the Planet of the Apes' races past 'Spider-Man'

Elias Hubbard
July 17, 2017

Cracking the top 5 is none other than the Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan-starring The Big Sick with an estimated $7.6 million. It out-opened the original and managed to earn more both domestically ($208.5 million) and overseas ($502 million) to justify an increase in budget to $170 million - nearly twice what the original cost. This weekend's top ten was down 21% from last week and was practically dead even with the top ten from one year ago.

Despicable Me 3 brought in $18.9 million in ts third weekend, off 44%. Watching a few of the films in relatively close succession, it became prevalent that the franchise should be admired for its exploratory nature. It's starting at a basic objective of the mid year season, which has seen a larger number of misses than hits so far with flops pulling the late spring film industry down 7.8% starting at July 12 to $2.37 billion. Worldwide, the movie has brought in $102 million and has taken the throne, this weekend, which was previously held by "Spider-Man: Homecoming'".

War is now boasting a 95 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and an 88 percent audience score. Also in its third frame, "Baby Driver" from Working Title, Big Talk, TriStar, and Sony is on track for fourth place.

Global numbers have yet to be updated, however, the film has already surpassed $300 million worldwide and should successfully pass the $400 million mark at the worldwide box office once updated numbers are finally posted. Even with overseas flocking, the movie now sits at $517.3 million which is lowest of the main franchise easily. By Sunday evening, its 10th night, it is predicted to deal $208.3 million in domestic sales. It's up to $28.5 million total worldwide.

And Wonder Woman is on course to overtake Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as the summer's highest grossing film at six. The box office for Michael Showalter feature now stands at $16 million. Off only 33%, Wonder Woman has earned a spectacular $380 million so far. It will make it to $390 million easily and could continue on to $400, conceivably On a $149 million budget, Warner Bros.is very happy here. There's an obvious difference in tones between War and Homecoming, but as PG-13 genre pictures, there's some crossover in target audiences. Wish Upon received a C CinemaScore.

Next weekend sees the arrival of Christopher Nolan's World War II epic Dunkirk, Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and the comedy Girls Trip.

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