1st Summer Blockbuster of 2024? 'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' Is Trying to Save Floundering Box Office

1st Summer Blockbuster of 2024? ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Is Trying to Save Floundering Box Office


Almost 60 years after the franchise first came to movie theaters, the latest installment of the “Planet of the Apes” series roared to success in its first weekend.

“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” hauled in $58.5 million in America and $72.7 million overseas for weekend start of $131.2 million. The movie was also projected to rake in $56.5 million in North America on Sunday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The numbers make the film the third-best opening of 2024 domestically, and the second-best in the long history of the franchise.

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While the apes rose, “The Fall Guy” fell below expectations by taking in $27.7 million over the May 3-5 period, below estimates that it would take in $32 million to $35 million.

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