LOS ANGELES (NEWSnet/AP)  “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” reigned over the weekend box office with a $56.5 million North American opening.

The film, from 20th Century Studios and Disney that built on the rebooted “Apes” trilogy of the 2010s, had the third highest opening of the year.

It's the 10th movie in the “Planet of the Apes” franchise that began in 1968.

“The Fall Guy,” which top the list last weekend, fell to No. 2, with a $13.7 million weekend and a two-week total of $49.7 million for Universal Pictures.

“Challengers” finished  third with $4.7 million and has earned $38 million in three weeks for Amazon MGM studios.

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