War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes

Thankfully, the worldwide box office paints a different picture with more than $46 million taken, and it's only open in a third of the planned territories so far. Critics were equally as generous, with the third Apes movie now sitting at 95% fresh (189 fresh, 11 rotten) on Rotten Tomatoes. I think DUNKIRK will take the top spot, but I don't think either film, along with WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES and SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING will do as well as they could have done without all being released so close together. Edgar Wright's Baby Driver drove its way to fourth place with $8.8 million, bringing its domestic numbers up to $73 million, making Sony a profit since the film only cost $35 million or so to make. War For the Planet of the Apes grossed $56.5 million to claim the #1 spot this weekend.

Directed by Matt Reeves, the film stars Andy Serkis as the ape leader Caesar, who confronts the Colonel, the merciless human leader played by Woody Harrelson, in a battle between humans and apes. Edgar Wright's super cool crime caper Baby Driver has now racked up more than $73 million in the USA and is on the verge of a global total of $100 million.

In third is Despicable Me 3, which grossed $18.9 million. While it's bow this weekend was less than the second film it still grossed an impressive amount for a summer that hasn't been too kind to sequels and reboots. The romantic comedy placed # 5 with $7.6-M from 2,597 cinemas for a box office of roughly $16-M. The second reboot of the Spider-Man film have brought in more 208.2 million USA dollars after just 10 days in North America, according to studio figures collected by comScore.

These Planet of the Apes films started with a fairly light tone in the James Franco original, and even had some fun in the first half of the film. "Cars 3", $3.2 million ($140 million total) 9.

That was enough to overtake a strong performance by "Spider-Man: Homecoming", which earned $45.2 million in sales this weekend. Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan headline the acclaimed feature, which was written by Nanjiani and produced by Judd Apatow.

The movie was largely panned by critics, with a 20 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, and it also carries a lackluster audience appeal with a C CinemaScore. Off only 33%, Wonder Woman has earned a spectacular $380 million so far. It's right on the heels of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, trailing the Marvel tentpole by just $6 million.

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