Box Office Results: Planet of the Apes topples Spider-Man with $56M

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The third film falls a bit shy of its predecessor, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which grossed an estimated $72.6 million in its opening weekend back in 2014, but still not too shabby in a summer full of pretty big blockbusters.

Audiences showed up for battle as the summer's latest threequel, War for the Planet of the Apes, opened at number one at the North American box office.

"Wonder Woman", new horror entry "Wish Upon" (expecting just $5.5 million this weekend), "Cars 3", "Transformers: The Last Knight", and "The House" round out the top 10. Michael Giacchino really hits it out the park here with a score that builds on everything he did well in the previous picture and takes it to another level entirely (in that way it mirrors Matt Reeves' movie as it happens). The DC Extended Universe entry has made $380.6 million so far Stateside, ranking as the third highest-grossing movie of the year so far.

War for the Planet of the Apes is in theaters everywhere and stars Woody Harrelson, Steven Zahn, and Andy Serkis as Caesar.

War is now boasting a 95 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and an 88 percent audience score.

While the victors usually get to write history, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" is still worth writing home about.

You can view this weekend's full box office results below. The domestic total for Spider-Man: Homecoming will then stand at $208.3 million.

Meanwhile, the Spider-Man reboot finished in second place, dropping more than 60% to earn $45.2 million. Even if Homecoming continues to be a fast burn, it should be able to provide the Spider-Man franchise with its first $300 million hit in a decade as well as the first $300 million hit for Sony in five years.

Despicable Me 3 placed #3 in its 3rd frame with $18.9-M from 4,155 theaters for a domestic take of $188-M. Those who did venture out gave the film a dismal "C" rating on CinemaScore.

Edgar Wright's "Baby Driver" starring Ansel Elgort and Jon Bernthal brought in $8 million on its third weekend.

2017 has been another odd year for returning franchises at the USA box office. However, both films triumphed overseas with Rise earning $305 million, and Dawn bringing in an impressive $502 million.

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