Deadline reports that War for the Planet of the Apes debuted to $5 million at the box office in Thursday night previews.
Opening in 3,251 locations, the box office intake for War was 22% higher than Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ $4.1 million Thursday night gross. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes later earned $27.6 million on its first day, including preview numbers, and a $72.6 million opening.
Despite the $50 million to low $60 million projected by one set of tracking, Deadline reports that some rival studios have been predicting a $70 million opening weekend for War for the Planet of the Apes.
Competing against the third installment of the Planet of the Apes reboot series will be the Marvel Studios and Sony film Spider-Man: Homecoming. According to Deadline, many are expecting the latest take on the wall crawler will rank second this weekend with $50 Million to $53 million. Homecoming earned an additional $8.9 million yesterday, bringing the film’s one weeks total to $163 million, 10% behind the $182 million one week gross of Spider-Man 3.
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In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Directed by Matt Reeves, the film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval & Terry Notary.
War for the Planet of the Apes will be released in theaters on July 14, 2017.
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What do aliens, robots, superheroes, pirates, genetically-modified apes, and Will Ferrell all have in common? All of them will be visiting theaters this summer, most as perennials of the blockbusters sphere. There’s a cavalcade of riches this summer, with new offerings from both DC and Marvel, new (and in some cases, final) installments in long-running franchises, and a couple newcomers testing the waters for future sequels. Even some non-theatrical films get in on the fun, like Netflix’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt.
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