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The Apes unseat Spider-Man at Box Office

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM
A scene from 'War for the Planet of the Apes'.

War for the Planet of the Apes, overtook Spider-Man: Homecoming at the box office. But it failed to live up to its predecessor.

The third instalment in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise debuted with US$56.3 million in North American ticket sales, according to final box-office figures on Monday. That was above many recent forecasts and well beyond the second place Homecoming, which took in US$44.2 million in its second week.

But it was also significantly below the US$72.6 million opening of 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Twentieth Century Fox is banking on strong word of mouth for the well-reviewed film to keep selling tickets through July and early August.

Here are the top 10 movies at US, and Canadian theaters, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled by comScore:

1. War For The Planet of the Apes, 20th Century Fox, US$56,262,929, 4,022 locations, US$13,989 average, US$56,262,929, 1 Week.

2. Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony, US$44,205,210, 4,348 locations, US$10,167 average, US$207,275,524, 2 Weeks.

3. Despicable Me 3, Universal, US$19,357,565, 4,155 locations, US$4,659 average, US$188,399,715, 3 Weeks.

4. Baby Driver, Sony, US$8,714,045, 3,043 locations, US$2,864 average, US$73,115,902, 3 Weeks.

5. The Big Sick, Lionsgate, US$7,529,590, 2,597 locations, US$2,899 average, US$15,966,414, 4 Weeks.

6. Wonder Woman, Warner Bros., US$6,802,386, 2,744 locations, US$2,479 average, US$380,603,464, 7 Weeks.

7. Wish Upon, Broad Green Pictures, US$5,467,084, 2,250 locations, US$2,430 average, US$5,467,084, 1 Week.

8. Cars 3, Disney, US$3,119,815, 2,049 locations, US$1,523 average, US$139,984,315, 5 Weeks.

9. Transformers: The Last Knight, Paramount, US$2,843,587, 2,323 locations, US$1,224 average, US$124,952,206, 4 Weeks.

10. The House, Warner Bros, US$1,732,777, 1,633 locations, US$1,061 average, US$23,067,335, 3 Weeks.