Still, War's performance is impressive, especially in a summer where the domestic box office has been largely unkind to sequels and reboots, of which War is both.
The weekend's other new new offering: Wish Upon, DOA with an estimated $5.5-M from 2,250 theaters to place #7. Thankfully, the worldwide 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.
War for the Planet of the Apes is written and directed by Matt Reeves and stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary. From an underrated, strong score for the previous film, his composition for War is a step up in every way and, without wanting to sound hyperbolic, establishes itself quickly as one of his greatest pieces of work to date.
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.
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, one-off Test match 2017, Day 2
Zimbabwe's strong position has partly been delivered by their captain Graeme Cremer , who took 3 for 100 from 30 overs. The overnight pair of Craig Ervine and Tiripano had put on a 62-run stand for the ninth wicket on the previous day.
Much to my surprise, the apes squashed a spider this weekend.
Next weekend sees the arrival of Christopher Nolan's World War II epic Dunkirk, Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and the comedy Girls Trip. The stylish heist movie earned $2.5 million on Friday from 3,043 locations and is tracking for an $8.75 million weekend, which will bring its box office total to $73.1 million. Edgar Wright's super cool crime caper Baby Driver has now racked up more than $73 million in the U.S. and is on the verge of a global total of $100 million. The film was made for about $175 million.
Despicable Me 3 brought in $18.9 million in ts third weekend, off 44%. Rounding out the top five is the independent film, The Big Sick, which expanded nationwide.
The movie was largely panned by critics, with a 20 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, and it also carries a lackluster audience appeal with a C CinemaScore. Not so fast. Even with the million-dollar cushion from Thursday, the opening Apes film fell way behind the second film for the combined Thursday/Friday, with Dawn earning $27.6 million, and War finding only $22 million.
At least 7 pilgrims killed in Kashmir
So far, more than 1.5 lakh pilgrims have visited the cave shrine , which is located in the mountainous region of south Kashmir . Before that at around 8:30 pm terrorists started firing at a police auto which was stationed at a security check-post.
Dodt plays his way to The Open
Shinkwin, who started the week as the world No405, will take little solace from earning his place in the Open Championship field. Cabrera-Bello's approach, by contrast, was near ideal , and he left Shinkwin with a pressure putt from around six foot.
Questions linger days after fatal military crash
Seven of 16 service members who died in the crash of a transport plane were part of a special operations unit, the U.S. James said all the families had been notified but the names of the victims would not be released for a few days.
Korean Golfer Park Sung-hyun Wins US Women's Open
Saturday brought the sun, and Sunday eventually brought a victor . "All I was focusing on was capturing a birdie", Park said. Yang curled in a long birdie putt at 17 to book her spot in the final pairing Sunday. "She was nothing short of horrendous".
Oppn corners govt on China stand-off
Opposition leaders have been critical of the government for its handling of the China and Kashmir issues . For Congress , security and national interest are paramount.
Senate to delay health vote
McConnell is trying to nail down 50 of the 52 GOP senators' votes so he can push the measure through his chamber next week. That means that McConnell, even if he keeps Johnson's vote, will definitely not have 50 votes until McCain returns.
Democratic Congressman Accuses Trump of Coordination With Putin
Akhmetshin has been reported to have ties to Russian intelligence agencies, a characterization he dismisses as a "smear campaign". Possible collusion between the Trump team and the Kremlin is the subject of several investigations, most principally by the FBI.