Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:02 pm
War for the Planet of the Apes has won the box office this weekend
The latest in the Planet of the Apes franchise has brought in an estimated $56.5 million in its first weekend of release, while also playing well with fans (an A- on CinemaScore). The newest Planet of the Apes movie follows Caesar (played once again by Lord of the Rings‘ Andy Serkis) as he embarks on a quest to avenge his fellow apes after their forces are decimated in a deadly battle against an army of humans lead by Woody Harrelson’s ruthless Colonel.
In second place this week is Spider-Man: Homecoming with estimated earning of $45.2 million, bringing the movie’s domestic total to $208.3 million after only 10 days in theaters.
At No. 3 is Illumination and Universal’s Despicable Me 3, with the animated feature film bringing in an estimated $18.9 million this week.
In fourth place is Edgar Wright’s critically acclaimed Baby Driver, earning an estimated $8.75 million.
Cracking the top 5 is none other than the Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan-starring The Big Sick with an estimated $7.6 million.
Elsewhere in the top 10, DC’s Wonder Woman saw a small drop in its earnings (29.9 percent) as it earned an estimated $6.9 million, bringing its domestic total to $380.7 million, cementing its status as, domestically, the highest-grossing DC Extended Universe movie.
In seventh place is newcomer Wish Upon with an estimated $5.6 million.
Check out the July 14-16 box office figures below:
1 – War for the Planet of the Apes – $56.5 million
2 – Spider-Man: Homecoming – $45.2 million
3 – Despicable Me 3 – $18.9 million
4 – Baby Driver – $8.75 million
5 – The Big Sick – $7.6 million
6 – Wonder Woman – $6.9 million
7 – Wish Upon – $5.6 million
8 – Cars 3 – $3.2 million
9 – Transformers: The Last Knight – $2.8 million
10 – The House – $1.8 million