"War for the Planet of the Apes" has come out on top of the U.S. box office for its first weekend in theaters, knocking the latest superhero flick "Spiderman: Homecoming" out of first place.
"War for the Planet of the Apes," the third film in a rebooted franchise, brought in an estimated $56.5 million at the domestic box office this weekend. "Spiderman" earned $45.2 million in North America during its second weekend in theaters.
The three films in the "Apes" franchise include "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," which came out in 2011 and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," which was released in 2014. All three movies together have brought in more than $1.1 billion worldwide, CNN noted.
"War for the Planet of the Apes" has a 94% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
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