February 22, 2018

Weekend Box Office Wrap-up

18 July 2017, 12:38 | Cassandra Thompson

“Apes” overthrowing “Spider-Man” at Box Office


"War for the Planet of the Apes", the latest film in the rebooted franchise, brought in an estimated $56.5 million at the domestic box office this weekend.

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

Coming in first is War for the Planet of the Apes (read our review), which made $56.5 million in its first three days. It is the ninth movie on the same simian vs. homo sapiens theme unleashed by Hollywood since the original was released in 1968.

"Planet of the Apes" took in an estimated $56.5 million in USA and Canadian theaters, researcher ComScore Inc. said in an email Sunday, while "Spider-Man" collected $45.2 million to place second in its second weekend. Forecasts for domestic weekend sales ranged from $54 million at to $70 million at Box Office Mojo.

This year's Spiderman flick is the tenth featuring the lad bitten by a radioactive spider.

Despicable Me 3 brought in $18.9 million in ts third weekend, off 44%. After a successful limited release, Michael Showalter's The Big Sick expanded to more screens and climbed three places to number five with a healthy $7.6 million for the weekend. It's starting at a basic objective of the mid year season, which has seen a larger number of misses than hits so far with flops pulling the late spring film industry down 7.8% starting at July 12 to $2.37 billion. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. Even with overseas flocking, the movie now sits at $517.3 million which is lowest of the main franchise easily. "Despicable Me 3′ has grossed $431.4 million internationally, giving this $80 million kids" movie a whopping $619.3 million worldwide draw.

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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.

Week Two Last Week: No. 2 Friday: $13.6 million Weekend: $45.2 million Total: $208.3 million.

"Despicable Me 3", from Universal Pictures, grossed nearly $19M this weekend, the animated-comedy has now grossed over $187M in three-weeks.

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