Spider-Man: Homecoming was the month’s top international grosser, followed by Dunkirk and War for the Planet of the Apes.
Spider-Man: Homecoming has so far made $355.4 million from 64 markets, this past weekend adding $19.7 million. To date South Korea is Homecoming‘s top territory with $50.6 million, followed by the UK ($31.9 million), Brazil ($29.7 million), Mexico ($25.9 million) and Australia ($19.1 million). After a month in theaters Spider-Man: Homecoming only has Japan (August 11th) and China (September 8th) left to open, which last time around (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) brought around $124 million. That means Homecoming is pretty much guaranteed to overtake the $506.1 million international total of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and might even reach the series all-time best, Spider-Man 3 with $554.3 million. Worldwide the hero is up to $633.8 million, looking to ultimately top $800 million. Spider-Man 3 also holds the worldwide crown with $890.9 million, but that’s very likely too much for Homecoming.
Out in 63 markets Dunkirk made $131.5 million in less than two weeks. Not at all surprising Dunkirk‘s top territory is the UK with a very good $35.4 million in 10 days. That’s already more than Christopher Nolan’s previous film (Interstellar) over there. Also good are South Korea ($16.7 million), Australia ($9.9 million) and France ($9.8 million). Still to come for Dunkirk are Italy (August 31st), China (September 1st) and Japan (September 9th). Worldwide Dunkirk totals $234.3 million and counting, slowly heading to possibly $500-600 million by the end of its run. For comparison Interstellar stopped at $675.1 million worldwide.
Despite opening a week before Dunkirk, War for the Planet of the Apes is at $105.9 million, mostly because it had a more staggered release. Also because War is not clicking the same way Dawn did three years ago. That film made $502.1 million internationally, a number that’s now just about impossible to reach. To take it a bit farther, War is now available in 61 markets and made $20.5 million this past weekend. It will open in a few more next weekend, among them France, Brazil and Germany with South Korea, Japan and China coming later. Those six accounted for roughly 45% of Dawn‘s international total, so things are not as bad as they might seem for War for the Planet of the Apes. The film should still easily hit $300 million overseas, which in the end will add up to $450-500 million worldwide. For now War is at $224.6 million worldwide on a $150 million budget while Dawn finished with $710.6 million and cost $170 million.
Also strong in July was Despicable Me 3, currently at $592.4 million internationally, which makes it the 4th highest grossing movie of 2017 in that category. Meanwhile worldwide the animation has $822.8 million, also 4th place so far this year. Moving further down Wonder Woman has $393.4 million (8th) internationally and $788.8 million (5th) worldwide and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales got $604.9 million (3rd) internationally and $775.9 million (6th) worldwide. Lastly we have Transformers: The Last Knight with $440.1 million (6th) internationally and only $568.9 million (9th) worldwide. Beauty and the Beast (2nd internationally, 1st worldwide) and The Fate of the Furious (1st internationally and 2nd worldwide) are still the top 2 movies of the year.