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Release DateMovieProduction
Box Office
Box Office
Feb 8, 1968 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  
1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes $2,500,000   $12,300,000 $12,300,000  
1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes $1,700,000   $9,700,000 $9,700,000  
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 $146,880,162 $489,592,267 Play
 Totals$529,800,000 $793,882,111$2,126,993,193 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Dec 13, 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes $43,908,823 $34,579,310 $78,488,133
Dec 2, 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $23,857,477 $19,157,518 $43,014,995
Oct 24, 2017 War for the Planet of the Apes $7,174,773 $17,508,431 $24,683,204

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.

2017 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I - First-Run Releases and Franchise Box Sets

November 23rd, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

It's Thanksgiving weekend, which means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and of course the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. This week we will tackle first run releases, and normally franchise box sets as well, but this year none jump out as essential additions to the Holiday Gift guide. Worse still, 2017 has been awful at the box office with potential blockbuster after potential blockbuster getting savaged by critics and struggling at the box office. Additionally, some of the biggest and some of the best have been on the home market for nearly half a year, meaning nearly everyone who would want them, already own them. That doesn’t mean there are no films worth adding to this list, but the list is a little shorter than usual. On a side note, two of the films on this year’s list are from the MCU and it would have been three, but Thor: Ragnarok is still in theaters. If you know someone who loves the MCU, but has all of the movies, then check out this site, which has some more unique gift ideas. I specifically like the Spider-man Drone. More...

Home Market Releases for October 24th, 2017

October 25th, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

There are not many films on this week’s list of home market releases, but there are several bigger titles making their home market debut. Some, like Cars 3, are only coming out on Video on Demand, but there are also some serious Pick of the Week contenders hitting DVD / Blu-ray as well. Of these contenders, War for the Planet of the Apes has the best combination of reviews and extras on the Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

International Box Office: Kingsman King of the World with $61.18 million

September 28th, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle made its international debut and it was mostly really good news, as it topped the chart with $61.18 million on 11,623 screens in 64 markets. Its biggest market was the U.K., where it earned $11.40 million on 602 screens. This is a massive improvement over the $6.4 million its predecessor opened with. Likewise, this film earned $6.01 million on 1300 screens in Russia, up from $3.5 million for the first film. It wasn’t able to grow that much in Australia, but it did increase its haul to $4.56 million on 405 screens, up from $3.22 million on 372 for the original film. The film has yet to open in France, South Korea, China, and Japan, so this is a great start. It very likely won’t have the same legs, but even so, $400 million worldwide is a solid milestone to aim for, given this start. More...

Weekend Estimates: Dunkirk Gives Emojis a Sad Face

July 30th, 2017


A solid second weekend will be enough to keep Dunkirk at the top of the box office chart this weekend, as The Emoji Movie falls short of a par performance for a family-friendly animated film. Christopher Nolan’s war movie will fall 44% from it opening—a decent figure these days—to earn $28.1 million this time around, according to Warner Bros.’ projection released on Sunday morning. That will take it past $100 million domestically today, puts it on course for around $200 million domestically in total. More...

International Box Office: Despicable Me Steals Crown from Spider-Man with $72.7 million

July 27th, 2017


Dunkirk debuted in first place on the international chart with $55.4 million in 46 markets for a worldwide debut of $105.9 million. Its biggest opening was in the U.K., no surprise there, where it earned $13.00 million in 638 theaters. Strangely, South Korea wasn’t far behind with $8.75 million on 1,245 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $10.40 million. On the other hand, the film struggled somewhat in France with $4.9 million. This isn’t a bad opening, but I was expecting more. Overall, it is doing about as well as Christopher Nolan’s previous film, Interstellar. If Dunkirk can merely match that movie's worldwide figure, then it will break even before it reaches the home market. Even if it doesn’t quite manage that total, anything above $500 million worldwide will produce a healthy profit for the studio. More...

Weekend Estimates: Dunkirk, Girls Trip Post Impressive Debuts

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). More...

International Box Office: Despicable Me Steals Crown from Spider-Man with $72.7 million

July 19th, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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. More...

Weekend Estimates: Apes Top Chart, Helped by Big Spider-Man Drop

July 16th, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

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. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Apes Battle for $5 million Debut

July 14th, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

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. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Apes vs. Spider be a One-Sided Fight?

July 13th, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

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. More...

2017 Preview: July

July 1st, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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. More...

International Box Office: Guarding Top Spot

August 13th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

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. More...

International Box Office: Guardians of the Global Box Office

August 6th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

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. More...

Note: This list contains actors who appeared in at least two movies in the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Box Office
Box Office
Roddy McDowall 4 Cornelius $64,195,426 $906,690,580 7.1%
Charlton Heston 3 Taylor $413,096,175 $2,539,111,126 16.3%
Andy Serkis 3 Caesar $1,683,097,018 $13,354,014,532 12.6%
Karin Konoval 3 Maurice $1,683,097,018 $1,785,315,709 94.3%
Terry Notary 3 Rocket $1,683,097,018 $4,704,819,582 35.8%
Judy Greer 2 Cornelia $1,200,236,833 $5,776,567,244 20.8%
Toby Kebbell 2 Koba $1,200,236,833 $3,880,346,333 30.9%
Ricardo Montalban 2 Armando $22,000,000 $614,776,018 3.6%
Ty Olsson 2 Chief John Hamil $972,452,452 $3,038,043,393 32.0%
Devin Dalton 2 Cornelius $972,452,452 $972,452,452 100.0%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least two movies in the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Technical RoleFranchise
Box Office
Box Office
Dylan Clark 3 Producer (3) $1,683,097,018 $2,436,653,102 69.1%
Peter Chernin 3 Producer (3) $1,683,097,018 $4,099,810,560 41.1%
Rick Jaffa 3 Producer (3)
Screenwriter (1)
Character Creator (1)
$1,683,097,018 $3,445,230,984 48.9%
Amanda Silver 3 Producer (3)
Screenwriter (2)
Character Creator (1)
$1,683,097,018 $3,445,230,984 48.9%
Joe Letteri 3 Visual Effects Supervisor (3) $1,683,097,018 $9,927,087,860 17.0%
Dan Lemmon 3 Visual Effects Supervisor (3) $1,683,097,018 $5,423,261,839 31.0%
Matt Reeves 2 Director (2)
Screenwriter (1)
$1,200,236,833 $1,485,481,869 80.8%
Mark Bomback 2 Screenwriter (2)
Executive Producer (1)
Producer (1)
$1,200,236,833 $2,481,662,625 48.4%
Thomas M. Hammel 2 Executive Producer (2) $1,193,504,751 $3,924,563,999 30.4%
Michael Seresin 2 Director of Photography (2) $1,200,236,833 $2,162,995,268 55.5%
William Hoy 2 Editor (2) $1,200,236,833 $4,560,242,863 26.3%
Michael Giacchino 2 Composer (2) $1,200,236,833 $16,430,780,104 7.3%
Debra Zane 2 Casting Director (2) $1,193,504,751 $11,713,579,935 10.2%
Daniel Barrett 2 Animation Supervisor (1)
Animation (1)
$1,200,236,833 $1,200,236,833 100.0%
Charles Croughwell 2 Stunt Coordinator (2) $1,072,856,306 $1,510,448,027 71.0%
Jerry Goldsmith 2 Composer (2) $45,695,426 $6,477,868,783 0.7%
Jack Lee Thompson 2 Director (2) $18,500,000 $142,240,067 13.0%