'War for the Planet of the Apes' Opens to $56.5-M

'War for the Planet of the Apes' Opens to $56.5-M

War for the Planet of the Apes is opening a week after Sony's Spider Man: Homecoming stunned the business with a $117 million introduction, the third-greatest dispatch of 2017. This may be surprising to some fans, as War earned universal praise thanks to its emotionally compelling narrative and strong motion-capture performances.

Although falling to second place this week, Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming has crossed $200 million domestically.

Nevertheless, Apes is on its way to become a success for Fox.

Aronson believes the good word-of-mouth will carry "War for the Planet of the Apes". The PG-13 horror film opened below the high single digits that the studio was hoping for, let down by a poor marketing campaign that did nothing to distinguish it and poor reviews at just 20% on Rotten Tomatoes.

For the fifth consecutive weekend, the box office was led by a tentpole that is film number three or beyond from a big-budget franchise.

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya Coleman, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. The film, made for $150 million, scored a glowing 94 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes site.

War is now boasting a 95 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and an 88 percent audience score. It's up to $28.5 million total worldwide.


Rounding out the top five were Baby Driver and The Big Sick, grossing $8.8 million and $7.7 million, respectively. The UK ($9.5 million), Russian Federation ($5.0 million), and Spain ($3.4 million) lead the charge, and the film has yet to open in eight of the top markets (China, South Korea, Japan, France, Germany, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico).

Wonder Woman continued to hang in strong, down just 30% to $6.9 million. Seven weeks into its domestic run, Patty Jenkins' blockbuster continues to draw in sizable crowds, holding better than any comic book film since 2002's Spider-Man.

Patty Jenkins' superheroine movie has now raked in $386.6 million (GBP295 million) since it debuted at the beginning of June (17) - that's just $5.9 million (GBP4.5 million) shy of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel's haul.

Wish Upon, the weekend's other new premiere, can be found at the seventh spot with a small $5.5 million. Stateside, interest is low and will stay that way. That raises the domestic total to $140 million. Paramount's Transformers: The Last Knight fell 56% to an estimated $2.8M for $124.9M to date.