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

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

War did slightly better than its original film - Rise of the Planet of the Apes - earning just over $56 million this weekend in 4,022 theaters as reported by Box Office Mojo.

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.

Both films have managed to score well with critics and audiences, but, clearly, there is an evident sequel fatigue.

"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. The Universal-Illumination animated threequel will end the weekend with another $19 million, should everything go according to plan.

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

Last weekend's favorite took a hit in its sophomore weekend, bringing in an estimated $45 million - 61 percent less than last weekend. After only ten days, Homecoming has already made more than the entire domestic run of 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The film, based on the real life love story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, earned $8.8 million and has now grossed a total of $16 million.

Elsewhere at the box office, Despicable Me 3 came in third place, earning another $18.9 million, bringing its domestic total to $188 million.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies this weekend? The Homecoming fall was also in line with the 60% of last year's Captain America: Civil War which introduced Tom Holland as the new Peter Parker and did not face any major competition from new releases.

And in a surprising fifth place among the big-studio blockbusters was independent rom-com "The Big Sick" from Lionsgate, taking in $7.6 million in its first week in wide release. Wish Upon received a C CinemaScore. Dunkirk is forecasted to open around $40 million, which would be enough to capture the top spot at the box office but not enough to reverse the box office malaise that should continue to get worse as we get closer to August. Even with as $175 million budget, this will make a minor profit.

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