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‘Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Wins Weekend Box Office

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes brought some much-needed heat to the early summer box office with a domestic debut of $56.5 million and $72.5 million overseas for a global start of $129 million. If those numbers hold once final weekend grosses come in, it will rank as the second-best launch of the series in North America. 

Kingdom of Planet of the Apes

The 20th Century and Disney event pic came in on the high end of expectations domestically after Universal’s The Fall Guy — the first film of summer 2024 at the box office — left nerves frayed across Hollywood after opening to a disappointing $27.7 million over the May 5-7 frame. Tracking had suggested the action comedy, starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, would at least start off in the $32 million to $35 million range, which was already a subdued number.

The top 12 films of the weekend are as follows:

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total # of LocsLoc AvgCume Total% Change
1Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes20th Century Studios$56,500,0004,075$13,865$56,500,000
2Fall Guy, TheUniversal$13,700,0004,008$3,418$49,696,920-51%
3ChallengersAmazon MGM Studios$4,684,2762,609$1,795$38,073,862-38%
5Godzilla x Kong: The New EmpireWarner Bros.$2,525,0002,531$998$191,820,543-44%
6Unsung HeroLionsgate$2,250,0002,272$990$16,785,702-25%
7Kung Fu Panda 4Universal$2,000,0002,111$947$191,172,075-20%
8Civil WarA24$1,804,6422,204$819$65,214,840-49%
9Star Wars: Episode I – Phantom Menace (1999) (re)20th Century Studios$1,500,0002,700$556$12,074,869-83%
11MET Opera: Madama Butterfly (2024)Fathom Events$1,075,854732$1,470$1,075,854
12Ghostbusters: Frozen EmpireSony$1,000,0001,418$705$111,375,166-46%