All the 'Planet of the Apes' movies, ranked from worst to best

Jay Jacobs
July 18, 2017

While War beat out Homecoming this past weekend, its opening numbers didn't even compare to Spider-Man's. Coming in fifth in the top five list is Michael Showalter's "The Big Sick".

Keep reading to see how the top films stack up at the box office this week.

Transformers: The Last Knight is nearly out of the top ten in its fourth week, which is insane.

20th Century Fox's War for the Planet of the Apes topped the domestic box office this weekend, earning an estimated $56.5 million from 4,022 theaters, an average of $14,048 per location. Factoring in inflation and War would have the lowest opening of the new trilogy. Watching a few of the films in relatively close succession, it became prevalent that the franchise should be admired for its exploratory nature. Rottentomatoes.com, which distills critics' reviews into a single score, gave the film a 94 percent positive rating. War for the Planet of the Apes cost $60 million more to make, too. 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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'Spider-Man: Homecoming' opened strong last week, but fell a superhero's 61%, giving up the top spot in the process. Gru's third film is in its third week, and has grossed a total of $187 million in just under a month.

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. The re-reboot's $45.2 million sophomore week resulted in a #2 finish. That's one of Marvel's biggest second-weekend drops ever.

"Despicable Me 3" was directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin, the film features the voice talents of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Trey Parker. The animated sequel will have a three-week running total of 188 million to date through Sunday. Overseas, the film continues to pick up the domestic slack. The local total there has climbed to $42.2 million.

The film has done much better overseas than at home, according to Hollywood Reporter, which says its global gross of $519.4 million includes a whopping $113.6 million from viewers in China. Off 33%, the Edgar Wright sleeper hit has scored a great $73 million so far as it heads to at least $100 million by the end of its run.

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