War for the Planet of the Apes toppled Spider-Man: Homecoming from its short-term perch at the top of the box office chart. The final film of the new Planet of the Apes trilogy opened barely ahead of 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes‘ $54 million and $15 million behind 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but still posted respectable opening weekend numbers. War for the Planet of the Apes‘ $56 million was easily enough to knock Spidey out of first in its second weekend in theaters. The weekend’s other wide release, Wish Upon, couldn’t muster double digits in its first three days in release.
Ticket buyers awarded War for the Planet of the Apes starring Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson an A-, according to Cinemascore. Critics were equally as generous, with the third Apes movie currently sitting at 95% fresh (189 fresh, 11 rotten) on Rotten Tomatoes.
War for the Planet of the Apes may only reside in the #1 spot for a week as it faces stiff competition from Christopher Nolan’s latest film next weekend. Dunkirk, one of the best movies of the year, will open in theaters on July 21st as will Valerian and the City of a Thousands Planets and Girls Trip.
Box Office Top 10: July 7-9, 2017
- War for the Planet of the Apes – $56,500,000
- Spider-Man Homecoming – $45,200,000
- Despicable Me 3 – $18,947,740
- Baby Driver – $8,750,000
- The Big Sick – $7,600,000
- Wonder Woman – $6,885,000
- Wish Upon – $5,586,748
- Cars 3 – $3,167,000
- Transformers: The Last Knight – $2,780,000
- The House – $1,795,000