Planet of the Apes has gone straight to the top of the American box office after its opening weekend.

Cinemas across America reported excellent business, as the public flocked to see Tim Burton's remake of the classic film.

Planet of the Apes has now taken $70 million in only three days on release, knocking Jurassic Park 3 off the top.

Apes' opening is only $2 million short of the all-time record, set by the original Jurassic Park film.