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'War For The Planet Of The Apes' Takes Top Spot From 'Spider-Man'

"Spider-Man" had one of the biggest second-week drops in Marvel history, making way for "War for Planet of the Apes" to take the No. 1 spot.

'War For The Planet Of The Apes' Takes Top Spot From 'Spider-Man'
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This week's No. 1 movie proves that human beings just can't get enough of a good ol' man-versus-ape battle.

"War for the Planet of the Apes" took first place at this weekend's box office, pulling in an estimated $56.5 million.

The final installation in the new "Planet of the Apes" trilogy stays true to its roots: It contains several nods to the original 1968 movie that spawned the franchise.

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And while it made quite a bit less than 2014's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," it did bring in more than 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes."

 

Swinging into second place is "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

Last weekend's favorite took a hit in its sophomore weekend, bringing in an estimated $45 million — 61 percent less than last weekend. That's one of Marvel's biggest second-weekend drops ever.

But let's put things in perspective here: "Homecoming" boasts the second-best domestic debut in the "Spider-Man" saga and Sony's second-best debut, period. So, not exactly a flop.

And it must be a great weekend for franchises: Taking the No. 3 spot is "Despicable Me 3." The movie brought in just under $19 million its third week out.

Coming up next week: Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith take a girls trip.