War for the Planet of the Apes has grossed $22.1 million at the Friday box office (including $5 million from Thursday night) and is expected to sail past Spider-Man: Homecoming to claim the top spot at the box office this weekend.
Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes is estimated to make $57.5 million by the end of Sunday leaving Spider-Man: Homecoming to drop to second place. The superhero film, the first Spider-Man film to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, made an additional $13.6 million on Friday and is expected to make $47-$48 million by the end of the weekend. War for the Planet of the Apes cost approximately $150 million to make and will most likely make that money back.
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Directed by Matt Reeves, the film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval & Terry Notary.
War for the Planet of the Apes is currently playing in theaters.
2017 Summer Movie Preview: What To Look Out For
What do aliens, robots, superheroes, pirates, genetically-modified apes, and Will Ferrell all have in common? All of them will be visiting theaters this summer, most as perennials of the blockbusters sphere. There’s a cavalcade of riches this summer, with new offerings from both DC and Marvel, new (and in some cases, final) installments in long-running franchises, and a couple newcomers testing the waters for future sequels. Even some non-theatrical films get in on the fun, like Netflix’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt.
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