While it underperformed by quite a bit last weekend, by most box office standards, 20th Century Fox's War For the Planet Of the Apes still managed to come out on top, taking in $56.2 million, which was more on par with the franchise opener Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($54.8 million) in 2011, than its predecessor Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($72.6 million) in 2014. This weekend, those damn dirty apes go up against three vastly different newcomers, Warner Bros.' World War II epic Dunkirk, Universal's R-rated comedy Girls Trip and STX Entertainment's sci-fi thriller Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. While Girls Trip and Valerian are expected to open with solid numbers, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk should have no trouble coming out on top with a predicted $60.3 million. … [Read more...] about Will Nolan’s Dunkirk Be a Hit or Miss at the Box Office?
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A report from May revealed that trade officials from both Beijing and Washington D.C. are renegotiating terms of Hollywood doing business with China, which is why many insiders thought that the summer blackout would not happen this year. The Chinese government uses these blackouts, along with other means like quotas and reduced revenue shares, to try and maintain a 55% market share for Chinese movies at the national box office, although they still want to keep their growth at a rate where they will eventually overtake the U.S. as the number 1 market in the world. Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers projects that may happen by the year 2020. … [Read more...] about Spider-Man, Apes & Valerian Release Dates Delayed in China
RELATED: New Planet of the Apes Movies Planned at Disney, Will Be a Continuation of the SagaWith that in mind, Disney has no reason to trust in what Fox had going before they took over. Disney has proved they know how to revitalize a franchise and create a financially successful brand. For better or for worse, Planet of the Apes has a ton of potential in Disney's hands. No release date has been set, but filming is possibly set to begin later this year. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details are made available. This news comes to us via Discussing Film. … [Read more...] about Disney’s Planet of the Apes Movie Is a Full-Blown Reboot?