War for the Planet of the Apes is #1

July 17, 2017 - 11:15am

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.


Top 5 Movies at the Box Office, Per Deadline:

1). War for the Planet of the Apes $56.5M

2). Spider-Man: Homecoming $45.2M

3). Despicable Me 3$18.9M

4). Baby Driver$8.75M

5.) The Big Sick$7.6M