Weekend Box Office 7/16 - APES Also Hit "Franchise Fatigue"

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Weekend Box Office 7/16 - APES Also Hit "Franchise Fatigue"

#1 Post by AndyDursin » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:47 am

Looks like I wasn't the only one who stayed away from the APES as this opening is way down from the prior sequel (which opened with $72 million several years ago) and also under a $60 mil+ projection that everyone had this pegged at.

I still contend they shouldn't have made another sequel that looked just like the last one!
1). War for the Planet of the Apes (FOX), 4,022 theaters / $21.1M Fri. (includes $5M previews) / 3-day cume: $55.7M /Wk 1

2). Spider-Man: Homecoming (SONY/MARVEL), 4,348 theaters / $13.6M Fri. (-73%) / 3-day cume: $47.4M (-60%)/Total: $210.4M/Wk 2

3). Despicable Me 3 (UNI/ILL), 4,155 theaters (-380) / $6.1M Fri. (-46%) / 3-day cume: $19.1M (-43%) /Total: $188.1M/ Wk 3

4). Baby Driver (SONY), 3,043 theaters (-183) / $2.5M Fri. (-36%)/ 3-day cume: $8.5M (-35%)/ Total cume: $72.9M / Wk 3

5.) The Big Sick (AMAZ/LGF), 2,597 theaters (+2,271) / $2.5M (+125%) / 3-day cume: $7.4M (+108%) /Total: $15.9M/Wk 4

6.) Wonder Woman (WB), 2,744 theaters (-347) / $2M Fri. (-33%)/ 3-day cume: $6.9M (-30%)/ Total: $380.7M / Wk 7

7). Wish Upon (BG), 2,250 theaters / $2.3M Fri. (includes $367k) / 3-day cume: $5.4M /Wk 1

8 ). Cars 3 (DIS), 2,049 theaters (-653) / $1M Fri. (-42%) / 3-day cume: $3.2M (-40%) / Total: $140M / Wk 4

9). Transformers: The Last Knight (PAR), 2,323 theaters (-918) / $848k Fri. (-54%)/ 3-day cume: $3M (-53%)/ Total cume: $125.1M / Wk 4

10). The House (WB), 1,633 theaters (-1501)/ $580k Fri. (-62%) / 3-day cume: $1.8M (-62%)/Total: $23.1M/ Wk 3

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Re: Weekend Box Office 7/16 - APES Also Hit "Franchise Fatigue"

#2 Post by esteban miranda » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:05 pm

AndyDursin wrote:Looks like I wasn't the only one who stayed away from the APES as this opening is way down from the prior sequel (which opened with $72 million several years ago) and also under a $60 mil+ projection that everyone had this pegged at.
I still contend they shouldn't have made another sequel that looked just like the last one!
Maybe they counted on people (like me) not remembering the last one...

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#3 Post by Paul MacLean » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:29 pm

esteban miranda wrote:
AndyDursin wrote:Looks like I wasn't the only one who stayed away from the APES as this opening is way down from the prior sequel (which opened with $72 million several years ago) and also under a $60 mil+ projection that everyone had this pegged at.
I still contend they shouldn't have made another sequel that looked just like the last one!
Maybe they counted on people (like me) not remembering the last one...
:lol:

Perhaps audiences are finally getting sick of the same old thing. I think the only reason Wonder Woman did well was because Gal Gadot's performance brought something fresh to an otherwise stale formula.

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#4 Post by AndyDursin » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:57 pm

lol.

There is a definite air of that this summer as well as last. Plus bad product! An unbeatable combination.

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#5 Post by Monterey Jack » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:26 pm

Shame Apes got sucked into the general sequel malaise, because War is magnificent, the perfect coda for a remarkable trilogy of films, one that takes the shoddy, make-it-up-as-we-go storytelling of the original Apes saga (only two of the four sequels were any good) and crafts one of the most resonant, visually-stunning threequels ever made. Time will tell, however...these films are going to age like fine wine.

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#6 Post by AndyDursin » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:09 pm

Good bad or whatever, I still think they shouldn't have made the same looking film twice in a row. Deadline nailed what I was trying to say --
In regards to why War was slower out of the gate, it could be argued the original trailers stalled moviegoers. Did they distinguish War enough from Dawn? You could say that War looked quite similar with its doom and gloom and angry monkeys.
SPIDER-MAN also suffered a hefty decline -- over 60% -- and fell off ironically the same way AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 did. Analysts were projecting a big 2nd weekend, and $45 million is way under what they were anticipating. It may be 6 movies and 3 different Spideys in 15 years is enough for most people. It's still making money, but I doubt it's doing what they were expecting.

Full numbers:
1). War for the Planet of the Apes (FOX), 4,022 theaters / $22.1M Fri. (includes $5M previews) / $19.2M Saturday/$15.2M Sunday/3-day cume: $56.5M /Wk 1

2). Spider-Man: Homecoming (SONY/MARVEL), 4,348 theaters / $13.6M Fri. / $17.8M Saturday/$14M Sunday /3-day cume: $45.2M (-61%)/Total: $208.3M/Wk 2

3). Despicable Me 3 (UNI/ILL), 4,155 theaters (-380) / $6.2M Fri. /$7.4M Sat./$5.4M Sun/ 3-day cume: $18.9M (-44%) /Total: $188M/ Wk 3

4). Baby Driver (SONY), 3,043 theaters (-183) / $2.6M Fri. /$3.5M Sat/$2.6M Sun/ 3-day cume: $8.75M (-33%)/ Total cume: $73.1M / Wk 3

5.) The Big Sick (AMAZ/LGF), 2,597 theaters (+2,271) / $2.4M / $3.1M Saturday/$2M Sunday/-day cume: $7.6M (+113%) /Total: $16M/Wk 4

6.) Wonder Woman (WB), 2,744 theaters (-347) / $2M Fri. /$2.8M Sat./$2M Sun/ 3-day cume: $6.9M (-30%)/ Total: $380.7M / Wk 7

7). Wish Upon (BG), 2,250 theaters / $2.2M Fri. (includes $367k) /$1.9M Saturday/ $1.4M Sunday/ 3-day cume: $5.6M /Wk 1

8 ). Cars 3 (DIS), 2,049 theaters (-653) / $933K Fri. /$1.2M Saturday/$1M Sunday/ 3-day cume: $3.1M (-41%) / Total: $140M / Wk 4

9). Transformers: The Last Knight (PAR), 2,323 theaters (-918) / $791k Fri. /$1.15M Sat/ $839K Sun/3-day cume: $2.78M (-57%)/ Total cume: $124.9M / Wk 4

10). The House (WB), 1,633 theaters (-1501)/ $560k Fri. /$705K/$530K Sun/ 3-day cume: $1.8M (-62%)/Total: $23.1M/ Wk 3

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#7 Post by AndyDursin » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:05 pm

That decline for SPIDEY is actually the largest 2nd weekend drop for any Marvel "branded"/co-produced film...allegedly.

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#8 Post by Paul MacLean » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:31 am

Are audiences actually getting tired of the same old thing? Shocking!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/ ... ms-1022310

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#9 Post by AndyDursin » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:51 pm

I don't believe it! :lol:

On ALIEN COVENANT,
Sources say Fox will have to reassess two intended sequels Scott has pitched
LOL you think? Disastrous.

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