All the 'Planet of the Apes' movies, ranked from worst to best

by Garry Watts July 18, 2017, 0:10
All the 'Planet of the Apes' movies, ranked from worst to best

Spider-Man 3 dropped by 62% in its second weekend in 2007 and there were no Thursday pre-shows back then to boost opening weekend numbers.

After a botched assassination by the humans in the second film, hyper-intelligent Caesar, played by Andy Serkis - best known for his "performance capture" portrayal of hobbit-gone-bad Gollum in The Lord of the Rings - seeks to lead his simian brethren to victory. All of a sudden, there was a 20% deficit for War compared to Rise, and the opening day for the third film was only $2.5 million bigger than the original. Watching a few of the films in relatively close succession, it became prevalent that the franchise should be admired for its exploratory nature.

Patty Jenkins' superheroine movie has now raked in $386.6 million (GBP295 million) since it debuted at the beginning of June (17) - that's just $5.9 million (GBP4.5 million) shy of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel's haul. It has a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Its total, which puts it in the same boat as Rise of the Planet of the Apes' $54.8 million, is also slightly below $60 million initial expectations.

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Taking third place and dropping a reasonable 44% was the toon threequel Despicable Me 3 with an estimated $18.9M. Sure it was kicked off the top spot after only one week, but it settled for second place with a sweet $45.2 million. Giacchino uses, as he did in the Dawn score, a heavy use of his nearly signature tribal drums to establish the society of the apes and build up tension, not to mention the sense of grandeur and gravitas around Caesar as a leader - "The Ecstasy of the Bold" builds to reveal this in glorious fashion. The box office for Michael Showalter feature now stands at $16 million. The third instalment in the Despicable Me franchise has earned $619 million worldwide. "Spider-Man: Homecoming" was directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, and Donald Glover. Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan headline the acclaimed feature, which was written by Nanjiani and produced by Judd Apatow. With that rating and a C CinemaScore, that's not likely.

Super hero sensation Wonder Woman posted its fifth straight weekend with a decline in the low 30-40% range by slipping only 30% to an estimated $6.9M in its seventh frame.


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