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Theater Counts (Updated): Planet of the Apes Sets Out in 4,022 Theaters

July 13th, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

For proof that we’re living in the age of blockbusters, look no further than the fact that the industry’s streak of opening a movie in over 4,000 theaters will extend into its seventh weekend, with War for the Planet of the Apes set to debut in 4,022 locations. That’s technically the closest we’ve come to missing the 4,000-theater mark during the streak, but is basically in line with The Mummy’s 4,035-theater start. Fox will be hoping for a considerably better debut (The Mummy opened with just $31 million), and can take comfort in the fact that Wonder Woman made $103 million from just a few more theaters (4,165 to be precise) a little over a month ago. Tracking is looking good for the ape movie, and it has enough theaters to top the chart, even if Spider-Man: Homecoming has a good second weekend.

Also opening wide this weekend is horror movie Wish Upon from Broad Green Pictures. It starts out in 2,250 theaters. The Big Sick, meanwhile, will expand to 2,597 theaters after a lucrative run in limited release.

Looking ahead to next weekend, Dunkirk isn’t expected to continue the 4,000-theater streak, with Warner Bros. announcing an estimate of 3,600 venues for its launch. It still seems like a good bet to do well at the box office, and the studio is probably looking more for prestige locations, rather than trying to get it in as many theaters as possible.

Finally, at least so far, STX Entertainment haven’t yet reported an estimate for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, but we’ll update this article if we get a number.

Friday update: Valerian will open in an estimated 3,400 theaters. Also announced today are revised counts for Universal, and for Purdie Distribution.

Theater Counts for Weekend of July 7-9

MovieDistributorTheatersPrevious
Theaters
Change
Spider-Man: HomecomingSony Pictures4,3484,3480
Despicable Me 3Universal4,1554,535-380
War for the Planet of the Apes20th Century Fox4,022new
Baby DriverSony Pictures3,0433,226-183
Wonder WomanWarner Bros.2,7443,091-347
The Big SickLionsgate2,597326+2,271
Transformers: The Last KnightParamount Pictures2,3233,241-918
Wish UponBroad Green Pictures2,250new
Cars 3Walt Disney2,0492,702-653
The HouseWarner Bros.1,6333,134-1,501
47 Meters DownEntertainment Studios Motion Pictures1,0321,740-708
The BeguiledFocus Features726941-215
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesWalt Disney4481,039-591
The MummyUniversal4011,045-644
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2Walt Disney399660-261
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie20th Century Fox277407-130
Beatriz at DinnerRoadside Attractions204413-209
All Eyez on MeLionsgate195599-404
The Boss Baby20th Century Fox170195-25
BaywatchParamount Pictures156193-37
Everything, EverythingWarner Bros.131141-10
King Arthur: Legend of the SwordWarner Bros.121155-34
The Book of HenryFocus Features71154-83
It Comes at NightA245790-33
The ExceptionA244448-4
The JourneyIFC Films2321+2
A Ghost StoryA24204+16
Love, KennedyPurdie-Distribution136+7
City of GhostsIFC Films112+9
The Wedding PlanRoadside Attractions912-3
The LoversA2456-1
Birthright: A War StoryAbramorama1new
Note: New theater counts are added as studios report throughout the day on Thursday



Estimates for Weekend of July 14

MovieDistributorEstimated
Theaters
DunkirkWarner Bros.3,600
Valerian and the City of a Thousand PlanetsSTX Entertainment3,400
Girls TripUniversal2,500

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