Box Office Report: Apes Stomp The Spider-Man in an Epic Marvel Box Office Beating

The brass over at Sony and Marvel Studios are going to be wondering what the hell happened this weekend. Something went amiss with their reintroduction of the Spider-Man movie brand. While there have been numerous reports and estimates showing that War for the Planet of the Apes might be the box office champ, no one really imagined that the teenage superhero would get absolutely stomped on in his second big summer weekend. Again, we don't think anyone is super shocked that the Apes trilogy had a great three days, but this news does not show good numbers for Peter Parker and the future of the series. 


In the second weekend of release, Spiderman:Homecoming had a massive 73 percent drop off. This is nearly unheard of in the Marvel universe. Dropping from $50.8 million on its first Friday to a measly $13.6 million on its second is not what they were expecting from this high profile comic book movie. Of course, this does not speak of the film's quality but it may be a cause for concern that people may be experiencing some franchise fatigue. With a 93 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, people obviously love the movie but it's not getting the foot traffic that was expected for the big budget relaunch. 

Meanwhile, the well respected modern spin on Planet of the Apes is looking to close out the three days with $58 million, a respectable number for the closing chapter in this trilogy.