War for the Planet of the Apes is set to take the number one spot this weekend at the box office, overtaking last week's champion, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
After pulling in an impressive $22 million on Friday, the film looks set to reach $57.5 million over the course of its opening weekend, which is on the lower end of its original tracking. While on the lower end of the tracking, that's still enough to knock Marvel Studios and Sony's Spider-Man: Homecoming from the top spot. That film is expected to finish around $47.4 million in its second weekend, bringing Homecoming closer to the $200 million domestic range. That's lower than many expected in the film's second weekend, however, with great word of mouth on both War for the Planet of the Apes and Spider-Man: Homecoming, it was evident that the two would be battling it out for the top spot this weekend.
War for the Planet of the Apes' $57.5 million opening is below Dawn of the Planet of the Apes's $72 million, but is on par with 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes' $54.8 million opening. Set to serve as the closer to this trilogy of films, War of the Planet of the Apes centers on Caesar and his apes who are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.
Directed and co-written by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), who will move on to helm The Batman, War for the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary. The film is in theaters now.