KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Earns $72.5 Million Opening Weekend

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KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Earns $72.5 Million Opening Weekend

By Movieguide® Contributor

KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES brought in $72.5 million at the global box office in its opening weekend. 

Variety reported that the movie also topped the box office domestically with $56.5 million, bringing its overall earnings to $129 million. 

“Like its predecessors, the $160 million-budgeted KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is projected to earn the bulk of its revenues at the international box office,” the outlet noted

Tony Chambers, EVP of Theatrical Distribution for The Walt Disney Company, who made the movie in partnership with 20th Century, commented on the movie’s success. 

“It is a great result,” he said in a statement released by Disney. “A testament to the quality of the movie, the love and affinity for the franchise and it is a great way to kick-start the summer box office.”

The movie earned a -1 content score from Movieguide®. A portion of the review reads:

KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is the best of the recent APES movies. Despite a few questions about some plot points, the movie is thrilling and engrossing. The special effects are wonderful, with grand set designs. The acting is also excellent. KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES has a strong moral, redemptive worldview. For example, it promotes family, mercy, compassion, and liberty from oppression. However, KINGDOM has two moderate obscenities, no overt references to God, faith or religion, strong action violence, and an implication that the apes and monkeys are still more trustworthy than humans. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.

KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES’ box office popularity has many wondering when the movie will hit streaming. 

Forbes reported that there is no set date for a streaming premiere, but noted, “Because Walt Disney Studios owns 20th Century Studios, the movie will be available on Hulu (and Disney+ if you have the Disney bundle).”

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