The latest installment of "Spider-Man" has registered a 61% decline in comparison to the last installment, but so has the "Planet of the Apes", whose last installment opened to $72.6 million in 2014.
Still, War's performance is impressive, especially in a summer where the domestic box office has been largely unkind to sequels and reboots, of which War is both.
The Big Sick is directed by Michael Showalter, from a screenplay by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Worldwide, the movie has brought in $102 million and has taken the throne, this weekend, which was previously held by "Spider-Man: Homecoming'". By Sunday evening, its 10th night, it is predicted to deal $208.3 million in domestic sales. Many have seen this as a positive sign that Matt Reeves is certainly more than capable of bringing the next Batman film to the big screen.
The first footage of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins has been released
Emily Blunt takes on the titular role that Julie Andrews embodied in the 1964 original. Winfrey said she had not read the book when DuVernay approached her about playing Mrs.
Despicable Me 3 continued respectable business finishing in third place with $18.9 million (giving the film a three-week total of $188 million). Following its successful opening in limited release, and slowly building buzz, the movie's current domestic total sits just above $16 million. Edgar Wright's Baby Driver drove its way to fourth place with $8.8 million, bringing its domestic numbers up to $73 million, making Sony a profit since the film only cost $35 million or so to make.
Global numbers have yet to be updated, however, the film has already surpassed $300 million worldwide and should successfully pass the $400 million mark at the worldwide box office once updated numbers are finally posted. It's up to $28.5 million total worldwide. Baby Driver is impressing overseas, earning $23.1-M to date from 19 markets for $96.2-M globally.
Could this be the weekend the box office needs badly - on a roll following Spider-Man's romp last weekend?
Warner Bros. Pictures' Wonder Woman dropped to the sixth spot with $6.9 million its seventh week and has earned a total of $380.7 million. The film was made for about $175 million. "Wish Upon" was directed by John R. Leonetti, the film features Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, and Ki Hong Lee. It opened with $5.5 million and a dismal C CinemaScore from audiences. The movie is now set to walk away with a win over "Spiderman" this weekend to the tune of $57 million, according to the website Variety.