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

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

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

"War for the Planet of the Apes" cost Fox about $150 million to make, according to Box Office Mojo.

Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). Developed on a production budget of $34 million, the movie has pooled in more than $96 million worldwide. "War for the Planet of the Apes" took down "Spider-Man: Homecoming" at the North American box office, opening with an estimated $56.5 million in ticket sales.

The Apes franchise has been a strong performer for Fox since the property was rebooted with Rise, standing as an argument in favor of what can happen when a franchise gets a well-received reboot. Watching a few of the films in relatively close succession, it became prevalent that the franchise should be admired for its exploratory nature.

What're you guys doing with your weekend? It likewise conveys solid basic help, with a 92% crisp rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and is relied upon to twist up its second end of the week with about $50 million.

Highest total grossing film on the global box office this week is Wonder Woman which has now taken an incredible $764.8 million.

"Despicable Me 3" was on track to add $18.9 million to its total this weekend, and will have a three-week running total of $188 million by Sunday evening. Possibly a domestic weekend that hammers past year when the Ghostbusters reboot flopped, and one that sets a new tone for the last month and a half of summer earnings.

I saw War For The Planet Of The Apes and still prefer Dawn.

Meanwhile, the Spider-Man reboot finished in second place, dropping more than 60% to earn $45.2 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. But when Kazan's Emily falls ill and is put in a coma, Nanjiani's character starts to bond with her parents, played by Ray Romano and Holly Hunter. It opened with $5.5 million and a dismal C CinemaScore from audiences.