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Monday, 3 July 2017

Third Planet Of The Apes Eyes $65-Million Opening

Pre-release tracking numbers for Matt Reeves' War For The Planet Of The Apes are in with analysts predicting that the third installment of the rebooted franchise will open somewhere between $55-$65-Million domestically when it opens in a few weeks.

This will put the new film smack in the middle of its predecessors. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes opened with $54-Million back in the summer of 2011, while Matt Reeves' Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes snagged a nice $72-Million when it opened in 2014.

War For The Planet Of The Apes is also expected to bring in $500-Million from overseas, following in the footsteps of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.

The film has been earning positive reviews from critics and fans alike, and is expected to be one of the summer's biggest hits.

In ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Starring Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Gabriel Chavarria, Chad Rook, Andy Serkis and Judy Greer, War For The Planet Of The Apes swings into theaters on July 14, 2017.

Source: Variety

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