July 14 Weekend Forecast: 'War for the Planet of the Apes', 'Wish Upon'

Apes continue to take over Earth from the humans as War for the Planet of the Apes opens to theaters this weekend. The latest Planet of the Apes reboot series steadily draws critical acclaim for its morally complex storyline and state-of-the-art CGI. Our models track the film to open at $53M, spanning approximately 4,000 theaters.

On a less notable point, Wish Upon opens to less than favorable reviews, with our models’ final forecast at $7.2M.

Forecasts for this weekend are below. All dollar amounts are rounded to the nearest thousand, and only represent domestic opening. A larger confidence interval may represent greater variance. Confidence intervals may not be normally distributed.

Title Lower Bound Mean Upper Bound
War for the Planet of the Apes $50,590,000 $53,114,000 $56,038,000
Wish Upon $6,862,000 $7,201,000 $7,352,000

War for the Planet of the Apes

Andy Serkis comes alive as Caesar, the leader of the apes, comes into violent conflict with mankind. Promise of breathtaking special effects and tense action hopes to draw in sizeable audiences to cheer for human extinction at the hands of the apes.

Wish Upon

A new horror film based on a familar premise of wishes that come true with deadly costs opens this weekend, ultimately hoping to entice loyal horror fans.




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