'Planet Of The Apes' Wins Weekend Box-Office War With $56.5 Million

'Planet Of The Apes' Wins Weekend Box-Office War With $56.5 Million

'Planet Of The Apes' Wins Weekend Box-Office War With $56.5 Million

Sony's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" moved to the second place at the North American box office with an estimated 45.2 million USA dollars in its second weekend. Gru's third film is in its third week, and has grossed a total of $187 million in just under a month. Newcomer Wish Upon managed $5.6 million despite relatively poor reviews.

"War for the Planet of the Apes" roared to a stellar 94 percent certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, ahead of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (93 percent), "Wonder Woman" (92 percent) and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (81 percent).

War for the Planet of the Apes, which sees Caesar and his apes facing off against Woody Harrelson's ruthless Colonel, was a success story for 20th Century Fox, who, like many, expected the film to fall much closer to Homecoming's totals. Spidey continued to perform strong in South Korea, as the film holds the #1 spot for the second consecutive weekend with $11.9 million from 1,500 screens.

War for the Planet of the Apes is opening a week after Sony's Spider Man: Homecoming stunned the business with a $117 million introduction, the third-greatest dispatch of 2017.

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Still, War's performance is impressive, especially in a summer where the domestic box office has been largely unkind to sequels and reboots, of which War is both. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. This group includes, in addition the wonderfully wise elder Maurice the orangutan (Karin Konoval, a veteran of the previous two films), a mute little human girl who has been orphaned (Amiah Miller) and a talkative yet wryly doleful zoo-escapee chimp who introduces himself only as Bad Ape. The film has $188 million domestically and $619.4 million worldwide.

Despicable Me 3 took the third spot in its third weekend with $18.9 million, while Baby Driver took number four with $8.8 million. Internationally, the Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios production has been performing just as well, bringing in an additional $261 million, bringing the worldwide total for the movie starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, and Zendaya to $469.4 million so far.

The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him.

The #4 film is Baby Driver. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father. Rounding out the top five is the independent film, The Big Sick, which expanded nationwide.

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