Weekend Box Office: War Party

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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.

Still, War's performance is impressive, especially in a summer where the domestic box office has been largely unkind to sequels and reboots, of which War is both. "Wish Upon" was directed by John R. Leonetti, the film features Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, and Ki Hong Lee. The DC Extended Universe entry has made $380.6 million so far Stateside, ranking as the third highest-grossing movie of the year so far. From an underrated, strong score for the previous film, his composition for War is a step up in every way and, without wanting to sound hyperbolic, establishes itself quickly as one of his greatest pieces of work to date.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will slide down to second place in its second weekend at the box office.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies this weekend? "Spider-Man: Homecoming" has now grossed over $208M since it debuted two-weeks ago.

Elsewhere at the box office, Despicable Me 3 came in third place, earning another $18.9 million, bringing its domestic total to $188 million. The film began its worldwide rollout in less than one third of the marketplace Friday, earning an estimated $46 million overall.

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Bay Films via AP

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.

Edgar Wright's latest is racing to US$8.8 million from 3,043 locations. The movie fell 61.4 percent to $45.2 million, bringing it to a domestic total of $208.3 million but representing a larger drop than similar recent films like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (56 percent) and Wonder Woman (43 percent).

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Those who did venture out gave the film a dismal "C" rating on CinemaScore.

2017 has been another odd year for returning franchises at the U.S. box office. Even with as $175 million budget, this will make a minor profit.

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