'Planet of the Apes' wins box office war with 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

The Planet of the Apes Prequels May Not Be Over Yet By Germain Lussier on 11 Jul 2017 at 9:00PM “In our minds the story’s not over.”

This third entry in the Planet of the Apes trilogy that began with a reboot of Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011 is the kind of dramatic epic most blockbusters don't even dare try to be, and the fact that most of its characters are nonverbal apes makes it all the better. However, the film is dragging the performance of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which opened to $72.6 million in 2014. If you were hoping for a blowout frame at the box office, let me burst your bubble right now: Spider-Man Homecoming dropped a not very Marvel-ous 61%, and War For the Planet of the Apes barely beat the original's $54 million opening.

War for the Planet of the Apes will have stiffer competition next weekend as two auteurs prepare to battle at the box office when Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets opens alongside Christopher Nolan's war epic Dunkirk.

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Third place goes to Universal's "Despicable Me 3" with an estimated 18.9 million US dollars.

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"The Big Sick" managed to remain in the top-five this weekend, the hit film brought in $7.6M across 2,597 locations. The comedy added $71 million to its foreign coffers to bring its total up to $431 million, of which China has contributed $113 million. The Patty Jenkins-directed film also brought in another $3.3 million overseas this weekend for an global sum of $384.2 million. "Despicable Me 3′ has grossed $431.4 million internationally, giving this $80 million kids" movie a whopping $619.3 million worldwide draw. The Universal-Illumination animated threequel will end the weekend with another $19 million, should everything go according to plan. The new Spidey franchise now sits with a grand total of $469.3 million.

The horror film Wish Upon was a blip on the summer movie radar opening poorly in seventh place with an estimated $5.6M.

Just as it did last week, 'Baby Driver' kept control of the auto.

The action-hit "Baby Driver" grossed another $8.7M this weekend, raising the film's three-week total to just over $73M domestically. The film, made for $150 million, scored a glowing 94 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes site.

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