War for the Planet of the Apes Wins the Weekend. Spider-Man Swings and Misses.
I had predicted it’d be a close weekend at the box office based on good word of mouth over Spider-Man: Homecoming but looks like I was off on that one. By a wide margine, War for the Planet of the Apes won the weekend with an estimated $56.5 million. The film also earned $46 million at the foreign box office for a total of $102.5 million worldwide. That’s not bad for a first weekend with a budget of $150 million. War‘s opening was a million more than Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011 and $16 less than 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Luckily War is about $20 million cheaper than Dawn as far as budget.
The film was 57% male and 63% were 25 years or older as well as 48% Caucasian, 20% African American, 18% Hispanic, and 10% Asian. The opening day audience gave the film an “A-” CinemaScore.
Spider-Man: Homecoming in its second week dropped 61% to bring in $45.2 million. It also brought in $72.3 million at the foreign box office. The film stands at $208.3 million domestically and $261.1 million at the foreign box office for a total of $469.4 million.
Despicable Me 3 added $18.9 million to its domestic total to bring it to $188 million but the foreign box office is where it’s at. The film has earned $431.4 million for a total of $619.4 million.
In fourth place was Baby Driver which earned $8.8 million at the domestic box office. Domestically the film has earned $73.2 million and worldwide the film has earned $96.3 million. That’s a win with just a $34 million budget.
Rounding out the top five was The Big Stick which earned $7.6 million domestically and sits at $16.1 million.
In comic movie earnings…
Wonder Woman moved to sixth adding $6.9 million to its domestic total. The film has earned $380.6 million domestically and $384.2 million at the foreign box office for a total of $764.9 million.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was #13 adding $512,000 to its total. The film has earned $386.6 million domestically and $472.5 million at the foreign box office for a total of $859.1 million.
Logan added about $30,000 to its total during the week.
Smurfs: The Lost Village added $400,000 to its total over the past week.
We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations.