Saturday, 23 September, 2017

'War for the Planet of the Apes' roars past 'Spider-Man'

The Planet of the Apes Prequels May Not Be Over Yet By Germain Lussier on 11 Jul 2017 at 9:00PM “In our minds the story’s not over.” The Planet of the Apes Prequels May Not Be Over Yet By Germain Lussier on 11 Jul 2017 at 9:00PM “In our minds the story’s not over.”
Freda Brock | 17 July, 2017, 16:14

War For The Planet Of The Apes hauled in $56.5 million (GBP43 million) over its opening weekend to debut at number one at the box office on Sunday (16Jul17).

Meanwhile, Ryan Phillippe and Joey King's new film Wish Upon debuted to $5.5 million.

Highest total grossing film on the global box office this week is Wonder Woman which has now taken an incredible $764.8 million.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies this weekend? That's about on par with Despicable Me 2's third weekend drop-off.

Universal's family sequel "Despicable Me 3" pulled in $18.9 million in its third week, bringing its cumulative total to $188 million domestically.

An iconic stage and classic costumes are coming to Street Fighter V
He'll be accompanied by a brand new stage based upon Metro City, which you can see for yourselves in the trailer embedded above. The Final Fight series never really took off in the same way Street Fighter did, but it's not exactly a dead franchise.

And Sony's Baby Driver stays in the conversation with a strong 32 per cent hold that should land it in fourth. The movie fell 61.4 percent to $45.2 million, bringing it to a domestic total of $208.3 million but representing a larger drop than similar recent films like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (56 percent) and Wonder Woman (43 percent). The Lionsgate-Amazon Studios film, produced by Judd Apatow, made $7.6 million - a rare success for a comedy in a summer full of disappointment.

The strong acclaim for both "War" and "Homecoming" should help the films keep a steady audience at the box office as the summer movie season winds down in the coming weeks. This group includes, in addition the wonderfully wise elder Maurice the orangutan (Karin Konoval, a veteran of the previous two films), a mute little human girl who has been orphaned (Amiah Miller) and a talkative yet wryly doleful zoo-escapee chimp who introduces himself only as Bad Ape. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. Monday, it will pass up the final Harry Potter film ($381-M) to become the #3 Warner's release of all time behind The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, not accounting for inflation.

This week saw the release of War For The Planet Of The Apes, which stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn.

Edgar Wright's latest is racing to US$8.8 million from 3,043 locations. Do not weep for Spider-Man: Homecoming. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine - distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.

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