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War for the Planet of the Apes Wraps Up the Trilogy With Numbers Closer to ‘Rise’ than ‘Dawn

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July 14 - July 16, 2017

 

  1. War for the Planet of the Apes (Opening) - $56.5m
  2. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2nd) - $45.2m

  3. Despicable Me 3 (3rd) - $18.9m

  4. Baby Driver (3rd) - $8.7m

  5. The Big Sick (4th) - $7.6M

  6. Wonder Woman (7th) - $6.8m

  7. Wish Upon (Opening) - $5.5m

  8. Cars 3 (5th) - $3.1m

  9. Transformers: The Last Knight (4th) - $2.7m

  10. The House (3rd) - $1.7m

Also opening:

  • Lady Macbeth - $68k ($13.7k avg)

  • Endless Poetry - $28k ($14.0k avg)

  • Blind - $11.7k ($836 avg)

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THE NOT BAD

It’d be overstating it to call it good or bad, but War for the Planet of the Apes’ modest $56m opening comes significantly closer to Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ $54m opening than Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ $72m opening. Reviews are stellar - but perhaps War looks a little too... similar? Far from a disappointment, but unless the strong word of mouth catches on, it looks like the franchise may peter out financially. However, it’s already crossed $100m worldwide with an additional $46m internationally.

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THE BAD

With a mediocre CinemaScore of a C-, horror film Wish Upon managed a measly $2.4k average between over 2,000 theaters. With a $12m budget, it may just about break even by the end of its run, but that’s only if it hangs around for an unfairly long time.

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THE UGLY

Ravaged by controversy for the casting of Alec Baldwin as a blind man - something Hollywood probably could have gotten away with 5 or 10 years without much outrage; well, maybe if the film wasn’t so panned - the film Blind has a pitiful theater average of $836 between 14 theaters. Sad!