spidey war for the planet of the apes

Apes reigned supreme at the box office with ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ finishing first over the weekend. ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ brought in an estimated $56 million over the weekend, which is down significantly from the debut of the last Apes film. ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’ brought in over 70 million in its opening frame back in 2014. There are lots of factors that could be playing into this drop such as franchise fatigue, the length of the film and summertime competition. Though I personally believe that it can be chalked up to waiting too long in between films. 2014 seems like a distant memory to most movie goers and many viewers might have just simply just moved on from the Apes franchise. Even though the numbers dipped for ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ the critical response did not waiver, with the film currently sitting at over 90% fresh on rotten tomatoes. ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ fell to second place in its second-weekend of release bringing in over $45 million dollars while concurrently dropping over 60% from week to week. The 60% drop is the second highest drop in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Universals cash cow ‘Despicable Me 3’ came in third place bringing in over $18 million. The film has now grossed over $600 million worldwide. Sony’s ‘Baby Driver’ held steady only dropping one spot to fourth place its third week of release. The film brought in an additional $8.75 million over the weekend bringing its worldwide total to just under $100 million. ‘The Big Sick’ took the fifth spot in its first week of wide release. The film has been slowly rolling out over the past few weekends and is riding a wave of buzz and critical acclaim. The film brought in an estimated $7.6 million dollars over the weekend. A full breakdown of the weekend numbers is below.


1. War for the Planet of the Apes – $56,500,000

2. Spider-Man: Homecoming – $45,200,000

3. Despicable Me 3 – $18,947,840

4. Baby Driver – $8,750,000

5. The Big Sick – $7,600,000

6. Wonder Woman – $6,885,000

7. Wish Upon – $5,586,748

8. Cars 3 – $3,167,000

9. Transformers: The Last Knight – $2,780,000

10. The House – $1,795,000


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