|Feb 8, 1968||The Planet of the Apes||$5,800,000||$33,395,426||$33,395,426|
|May 26, 1970||Beneath the Planet of the Apes||$3,000,000||$17,489,009||$17,489,009|
|Jan 1, 1971||Escape from the Planet of the Apes||$2,500,000||$12,300,000||$12,300,000|
|Jan 1, 1972||Conquest of the Planet of the Apes||$1,700,000||$9,700,000||$9,700,000|
|Jan 1, 1973||Battle for the Planet of the Apes||$1,800,000||$8,800,000||$8,800,000|
|Jul 27, 2001||Planet of the Apes||$100,000,000||$68,532,960||$180,011,740||$362,211,740|
|Aug 5, 2011||Rise of the Planet of the Apes||$93,000,000||$54,806,191||$176,760,185||$482,860,185||Play|
|Jul 11, 2014||Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||$170,000,000||$72,611,427||$208,545,589||$710,644,566||Play|
|Jul 14, 2017||War for the Planet of the Apes||$152,000,000||$56,262,929||$100,838,898||$177,938,898||Play|
Box Office History for Planet of the Apes Movies
|Dec 13, 2011||Rise of the Planet of the Apes||$43,693,365||$34,286,503||$77,979,868|
|Dec 2, 2014||Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||$22,995,876||$18,447,747||$41,443,623|
July 23rd, 2017
Dunkirk will easily top the chart at the box office this weekend, with a $50.5 million opening weekend from 3,720 theaters that’s broadly in line with expectations, and also remarkably similar to the first weekend for Interstellar, which opened with $47.5 million from 3,561 theaters back in 2014. It seems that the film has reached the Christopher Nolan fan base, but not extended much beyond that. Remarkably, Pearl Harbor remains the record holder for biggest opening weekend for a World War II movie, with the $59 million it earned back in 2001 (equivalent to roughly $93 million with today’s ticket prices).
July 19th, 2017
I thought last week was close, but this week was even closer. In fact, according to Sunday’s estimates, Spider-Man: Homecoming was the top film on the international chart, but Monday’s final numbers had Despicable Me 3 in first place. That film earned $72.7 million in 61 markets for totals of $434.00 million internationally and $622.39 million worldwide. Its biggest opening came in Indonesia, where it earned $3.5 million on 230 screens. Meanwhile, the film is now the second biggest animated film at the Chinese box office. This past weekend, Despicable Me 3 earned $22.09 million on 8,057 screens for a two-week total of $115.16 million. The film opens in Japan and South Korea before the end of the month, as well as Italy and a few other smaller markets by the end of August.
July 16th, 2017
A weekend estimate just ahead of our prediction for War for the Planet of the Apes, and a one just below our prediction for Spider-Man: Homecoming means there’s a clear winner at the box office. War will come in with $56.5 million, per Fox’s Sunday morning estimate, while Homecoming will finish second with $45.2 million.
July 14th, 2017
War for the Planet of the Apes started its box office run with $5 million in Thursday previews, which is a little lower than expected, but not tragically so. For example, Alien: Covenant earned $4.2 million during its previews on its was to a $36.16 million weekend. If War for the Planet of the Apes has the same legs, it would make $43 million this weekend. On the other hand, The Mummy earned $2.66 million pulling in $31.67 million during its opening weekend. If War for the Planet has the same legs as that film, it would earn just shy of $60 million during its opening weekend. War has much better reviews than either of those films, to it could have better legs than either of those films. That said, it is also the third installment in the reboot franchise and that tends to shrink legs. The average is just over $50 million, which sounds about right.
July 13th, 2017
War for the Planet of the Apes is going to be the biggest of the three wide releases coming out this week. This much is a near certainty. However, there is some doubt if it will open in first place, or if Spider-Man: Homecoming will remain the top draw over the weekend. The only other wide release of the week is Wish Upon, a low-budget horror film, if it can just reach the top five, then the studio will be very happy. Finally, The Big Sick is expanding wide. Given its limited release run so far, it should become a sleeper hit over the summer. This weekend last year, The Secret Life of Pets and Ghostbusters had a one-two punch of nearly $100 million. I think War for the Planet of the Apes and Spider-Man: Homecoming will top that figure, while the overall depth should help 2017 win in the year-over-year competition, but it will likely be close.
July 1st, 2017
I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace.
August 13th, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy remained in first place with $47.1 million in 50 markets over the weekend for a total of $138.8 million internationally and $315.3 million worldwide after just two weeks of release. It is already ahead of the lifetime total of The Incredible Hulk and should pass another Avengers film or two by this time next week. The film finished in first place in Australia with $6.08 million on 586 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $8.24 million. The film was pushed into second place in Russia with $6.01 million on 2,097 screens over the weekend for a total of $24.32 million after two weeks of release. It had a very similar result in the U.K. with the film landing in second place with $5.59 million on 561 screens over the weekend for a total of $23.24 million.
August 6th, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy opened in first place internationally with $67.4 million in 42 markets. This includes a number of major markets, led by Russia with $12.90 million on 2,097 screens and the U.K. with $10.70 million on 554 screens. It also earned first place in Brazil with $5.27 million on 472 screens. It wasn't as strong in South Korea with $3.83 million on 575 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.78 million. There was a massive local release in that market, so that partially explains that result. The film also opened in second place in Australia with $2.15 million on 244 screens, but this was just the film's previews.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Ty Olsson||2||Chief John Hamil||$660,799,083||$2,723,281,716||24.3%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Dylan Clark||3||Producer (3)||$1,371,443,649||$2,054,303,469||66.8%|
|Peter Chernin||3||Producer (3)||$1,371,443,649||$3,187,322,563||43.0%|
Character Creator (1)
Character Creator (1)
Executive Producer (1)
|Thomas M. Hammel||2||Executive Producer (2)||$1,193,504,751||$3,073,913,716||38.8%|
|William Hoy||2||Editor (2)||$888,583,464||$4,213,197,394||21.1%|
|Michael Seresin||2||Director of Photography (2)||$888,583,464||$1,851,341,899||48.0%|
|Michael Giacchino||2||Composer (2)||$888,583,464||$12,979,367,426||6.8%|
|Joe Letteri||2||Visual Effects Supervisor (2)||$1,193,504,751||$9,252,846,124||12.9%|
|Dan Lemmon||2||Visual Effects Supervisor (2)||$1,193,504,751||$4,941,324,856||24.2%|
|Debra Zane||2||Casting Director (2)||$1,193,504,751||$11,459,198,262||10.4%|
|Charles Croughwell||2||Stunt Coordinator (2)||$1,072,856,306||$1,510,448,027||71.0%|
|Jack Lee Thompson||2||Director (2)||$18,500,000||$142,240,067||13.0%|
|Jerry Goldsmith||2||Composer (2)||$45,695,426||$6,477,837,727||0.7%|