The Apes are Winning the Battle at the Box Office

War for the Planet of the
20th Century Fox
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15 July, 2017

"War for the Planet of the Apes", 20th Century Fox's latest foray into the story of a world taken over by nonhuman primates, charged into theaters on Friday, generating an estimated $22.1 million in domestic box office receipts.

War for the Planet of the Apes is now playing in theaters. The figure includes $5 million from Thursday previews.

This week saw the release of War For The Planet Of The Apes, which stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn. It received an A- CinemaScore from audiences.

"War for the Planet of the Apes" roared to a stellar 94 percent certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, ahead of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (93 percent), "Wonder Woman" (92 percent) and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (81 percent). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. That would put the two-week total at around $210 million domestically. The film cost $175 million to make, not counting marketing expenses. The superhero film, the first Spider-Man film to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, made an additional $13.6 million on Friday and is expected to make $47-$48 million by the end of the weekend.

Directed by Matt Reeves, the film opened to a decent start.


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