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'War for the Planet of the Apes' Plays More Like 'Rise' Than 'Dawn' with $56.5M Debut

16 July 2017 9:06 AM, PDT

Fox's War for the Planet of the Apes delivered a #1 finish this weekend, opening a bit higher than the studio's conservative expectations, though well below Mojo's aggressive, pre-weekend forecast. Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Homecoming dipped more than 60% in its second weekend and The Big Sick delivered decent numbers in its expansion, though, once again below Mojo's forecast. In fact, the same goes for the modest expectations for Broad Green's Wish Upon, as the PG-13 horror fell short of $6 million over its first three days in release. Playing more like Rise of the Planet of the Apes than Dawn, Fox's War for the Planet of the Apes delivered an estimated $56.5 million this weekend from 4,022 theaters. That's a little over a million more than Rise opened with back in 2011 and well below the $72.6 million Dawn delivered in its 2014 opening. Fortunately, War is carrying a budget $20 million lighter than Dawn, but the $150 million production still »


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Will 'War for the Planet of the Apes' Top 'Spider-Man' for #1 at the Weekend Box Office?

13 July 2017 12:39 PM, PDT

Saturday Am Update: With an estimated $22.1 million on Friday, War for the Planet of the Apes is on its way to a #1 finish at the weekend box office, though it's looking to fall short of Mojo's forecast. Current industry expectations are for a finish anywhere from $56-58 million, though that could bump up a bit considering it's still playing a bit ahead of where Kong: Skull Island was after it brought in $20.1 million on its first day and went on to gross $61 million. Even better, War received an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences compared to Kong's "B+". Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Homecoming delivered an estimated $13.6 million in its second Friday, looking to call closer to 60% in its sophomore frame than 50% for a weekend around $47.5 million. Expanding this weekend, Lionsgate and Amazon's The Big Sick brought in an estimated $2.47 million from 2,597 theaters (+2,271) and is looking at a weekend around $8 million, again short of Mojo's forecast. »


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