“War For The Planet Of The Apes” won the box office weekend, raking in $56 million and beating out “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
This is the third installment of the new movie series, which is based on the 1968 film. It tells the “Planet of the Apes” origin story: how highly intelligent apes slowly take over the planet.
The three films, including “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2011) and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (2014), have brought in more than $1.1 billion worldwide while also receiving high marks from critics.
According to Variety, the film is coming in a little lower than expected.
It was pegged at $60 million-$65 million earlier in the week, but is ending up about the same as 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which kicked off the modern trilogy with $54.8 million during its opening weekend. 2014’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” was a bigger hit with a $72.6 million domestic opening, when it hit theaters against the third weekend of “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”