Stephen King's It And War for the Planet of the Apes Dominate The Box Office

Stephen King's 'It' continues to be a Box Office powerhouse both in North America and around the world.

While War for the Planet of the Apes just opened in China to earn itself a huge opening weekend. The movie could finally match the overall gross of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

As reported by Box Office Mojo, Stephen King's 'It' is estimated to earn around $60 million in its second weekend at the Box Office.

This means it will have earned $218.7 million in North America in just ten days of release. It will cross over the $300 million mark in North America which is impressive for a horror movie that is rated R.

Internationally, 'It' has a global tally of $370 million. You can be sure that Warner Bros./New Line Cinema are already planning the sequel.

The movie has become one of the biggest surprises of 2017 in terms of its popularity. This is all thanks to the film being well received and the marketing for it has been super creative.

Elsewhere at the International Box Office, War for the Planet of the Apes opened in China this weekend. As noted by Deadline, the film earned $62.3 million in China in its opening weekend.

The movie has now earned $432 million overall and it is inching closer to the $481.1 million that Rise of the Planet of the Apes got in 2011.

However, the film will not outgross Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which earned $710.6 million in 2014.

War for the Planet of the Apes has been well received, but suffered a Box Office drop due to the movie being released too closely to both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Dunkirk.

20th Century Fox should have saved the film in August.

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