The third and final film in the Planets of the Apes prequel trilogy is estimated to open with a $56.5 million weekend box office. In fact, this weekend's opening figures hew closer to that of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($54.8 million) as opposed to its most recent predecessor, 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($72.6 million).
Wonder Woman it yet again the longest stay on the box office with a 7 week run and the highest total grossing film with $380 million from the U.S. box office. The box office news on Thursday felt very good - War earned a strong $5 million from previews, potentially setting the table for a big weekend.
Although falling to second place this week, Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming has crossed $200 million domestically.
The new PG-13 horror film from Broad Green Pictures starring Joey King and Ryan Phillippe was slammed by critics and ignored by pretty much everyone else. The original had a budget of $93 million, and had it not earned $300 million plus overseas, there would never have been another film. Kumail Nanjiani's romantic comedy The Big Sick was another impressive story this weekend, pulling in $7.7 million in its first weekend nationwide after a multiple-week limited run.
The offbeat heist thriller, Baby Driver, placed #4 with $8.8-M from 3,043 theaters for a domestic total of $73.1-M.
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It's also only a few million shy of passing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which with $386.2 million is now the highest grossing movie of the summer so far.
Coming in at third for the weekend was Despicable Me 3, earning just under $19 million.
Superhero smash Wonder Woman comes in sixth with $6.8 million. Moviegoers (57% males; 63% 25 and older) gave it an A-minus CinemaScore, and it has a 94% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Wish Upon received a C CinemaScore. The Patty Jenkins-directed film also brought in another $3.3 million overseas this weekend for an global sum of $384.2 million.
In ninth is Transformers: The Last Knight with $2.7 million.
The House is also almost gone, down 62% to $1.8 million. It will end as the second lowest grossing Pixar movie ever with even 1998's A Bug's Life making more. The comedy added $71 million to its foreign coffers to bring its total up to $431 million, of which China has contributed $113 million. First up is Christopher Nolan's latest, DUNKIRK.