War for the Planet of the Apes box office collection are…

Andy Serkis

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.

Transformers: The Last Knight is nearly out of the top ten in its fourth week, which is insane.

The Ape remake debuted this weekend with a studio estimate of $56.5 million in ticket sales, according to industry analysts at comScore. Note: the numbers below will be updated as they become final. 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). War for the Planet of the Apes has got 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Internationally, Spider-Man: Homecoming earned an impressive $72.3 million from 20,800 screens in 63 markets, for an overseas total of $261.1 million and worldwide sum of $469.4 million. It now has over $US6 million total in its theatrical run.

The movie earned $5 million in Thursday night previews alone, and then pulled in $22 million from 4,022 theaters on Friday. For a composer capable of so many complex shades, Giacchino makes the breadth displayed in War For the Planet of the Apes look remarkably easy when it's anything but.

That was enough to beat the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. The Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler comedy is now at $23.1 million after three weeks and won't make it much higher than $30 million. Edgar Wright's super cool crime caper Baby Driver has now racked up more than $73 million in the United States and is on the verge of a global total of $100 million. The original had a budget of $93 million, and had it not earned $300 million plus overseas, there would never have been another film.

Rounding out the top five were Baby Driver and The Big Sick, grossing $8.8 million and $7.7 million, respectively.

The summer box office resurgence continued this weekend with the arrival of a phenomenal trilogy finale. Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan headline the acclaimed feature, which was written by Nanjiani and produced by Judd Apatow.

Super hero sensation Wonder Woman posted its fifth straight weekend with a decline in the low 30-40% range by slipping only 30% to an estimated $6.9M in its seventh frame.

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