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Box office rundown: July 14-16

Whoa, Spider-Man: Homecoming dropped how far off from its opening weekend? And Wonder Woman still has legs in the box office? This past weekend was full of eyebrow-raising numbers, but let’s go ahead and break down the top five, according to Box Office Mojo

Tom Holland

Courtesy: Sony/Marvel Studios

  1. War for the Planet of the Apes $56,500,000
  2. Spider-Man: Homecoming $45,200,000
  3. Despicable Me 3 $18,947,840
  4. Baby Driver $8,750,000
  5. The Big Sick $7,600,000

Before I dive into the top five, its worth mentioning Wonder Woman continuing to stay relevant. This was the first weekend where it was ever-so slightly scooted out of the top five with $6,885,000. To-date, the film has grossed $764,886,078 worldwide. I don’t anticipate a billion-dollar haul, but hey, it’s the most successful superhero film for Warner Bros. and D.C. Comics in this extended universe.

Photo: Warner Bros.

Photo: Warner Bros.

Listen, I didn’t love Homecoming, but I still am of the mind that it was a solid film with enough promise to set-up Tom Holland’s future with this go ’round with Spidey. What I didn’t anticipate was a 61.4 percent drop-off from its previous weekend, which hauled in $117,027,503.

However, an interesting note that I believe will definitely change the tides for Homecoming is its yet to open in Belgium, Spain, Japan and China.

No surprise for the top-grossing film over the weekend with War for the Planet of the Apes, even if it was an unsatisfying film.

I must say, it’s beautiful to see Baby Driver in the top five, and its worldwide total now at $96,251,857. This is a hit, and I’m happy for director Edgar Wright.

For the complete weekend list, click here.


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