Hollywood remakes 'Apes,' 'Spider-Man,' 'Despicable' lead box office sales

Tomas Mccoy
July 18, 2017

That number would put it on par with 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes'" $54.8 million debut, but noticeably behind 2014's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'" $72.6 million domestic launch.

Meanwhile, Ryan Phillippe and Joey King's new film Wish Upon debuted to $5.5 million. Michael Giacchino really hits it out the park here with a score that builds on everything he did well in the previous picture and takes it to another level entirely (in that way it mirrors Matt Reeves' movie as it happens). Thankfully, the global box office paints a different picture with more than $46 million taken, and it's only open in a third of the planned territories so far.

The summer of franchises continues with the third film in the rebooted Apes series, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (click the link to read our review).

War is now boasting a 95 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and an 88 percent audience score.

Despite largely positive reviews, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" suffered a far bigger decline in week two than was anticipated, dropping by 61 per cent for a $45.2 million domestic take in its second week, for a domestic total of $208.3 million.

As for the web-slinger, "Spider-Man: Homecoming", has brought in $208.2 million at the US box office so far. With next weekend bringing three new wide releases, including Christopher Nolan's latest, any movie will have a hard time holding over.

Coming in at No. 3 was Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig's animated flick, Despicable Me 3, earning $18.9 million for a total of $188 million. Running on its fourth weekend, "The Big Sick" has earned $16 million worldwide.

The action-hit "Baby Driver" grossed another $8.7M this weekend, raising the film's three-week total to just over $73M domestically.

The film cost about $12 million to make, according to Box Office Mojo, which was forecasting weekend sales of $7 million.

Rounding out the top five this week is romantic comedy The Big Sick, which stars and was co-written by Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani. It received an A- CinemaScore from audiences.

As for Tom Holland's Spider-Man: Homecoming, don't feel too bad for it. The film, made for $150 million, scored a glowing 94 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes site.

2017 has been another odd year for returning franchises at the U.S. box office.

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