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"Planet Of The Apes" Conquers North American Box Office

Rise garnered $54 million in 2011 to start the franchise. Awareness for the film was strong, with a hefty marketing campaign beginning the promotion ten months ago.

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" was tipped to earn $14 million Friday for a sophomore outing of $47 million-$50 million. The film was critically praised and will be profitable, he said. And while one failed to impress, the other conquered all. The latest Caesar adventure debuted 22% below the last one which was Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which premiered to $72.6M this same month in 2014.

TOTAL (DOMESTIC GROSS APPROX.) - 3.06 Cr.

"Planet of the Apes" took in an estimated $56.5 million in US 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. The box office for Michael Showalter feature now stands at $16 million. To date, Homecoming has made $208.2 million domestically. That's about on par with Despicable Me 2's third weekend drop-off. And we've hit another slow spot this weekend.

After a successful limited run over the past three weeks, Lionsgate/Amazon's romantic comedy The Big Sick went wide this weekend where it earned a decent $7.7 million from 2,597 theaters. The worldwide total has now reached $764.9 million. It's an impressive performance for the film and will bring in a solid profit for Sony/Tristar.

Super hero sensation Wonder Woman posted its fifth straight weekend with a decline in the low 30-40% range by slipping only 30% to an estimated $6.9M in its seventh frame. The film should pass Guardians of the Galaxy Volume Two this upcoming week to become the summer's biggest hit. The haul will include $5 million in Thursday-night previews. It has a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Horror is a remarkably critic-proof genre, but a high rating can save a horror film if it results in good legs. It received an A- CinemaScore from audiences.

More sequels followed with Cars 3 taking in an estimated $3.2M, off 41%, for a $140M sum for Disney. The original had a budget of $93 million, and had it not earned $300 million plus overseas, there would never have been another film. Edgar Wright's Baby Driver drove its way to fourth place with $8.8 million, bringing its domestic numbers up to $73 million, making Sony a profit since the film only cost $35 million or so to make.

Transformers: The Last Knight managed another $2.8 million this week, bringing its four-week total to $124.9 million which must, in some small way signify the death (at least on some level) of this franchise.


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