‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Rises to $56.5 Million Box Office Opening

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The first “Apes” film released by Disney earns $129 million worldwide

Proximus Caesar in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (Credit: 20th Century Studios)

Disney/20th Century’s “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is rising to a similar start at the box office as its Fox predecessors, earning a $56.5 million opening weekend in North America from 4,075 screens, with a $129 million gross worldwide.

The global total matches the $130 million start — excluding China — for the 2017 film “War for the Planet of the Apes,” which opened to $56.2 million in North America. “Kingdom” is on its way to matching that predecessor’s $490 million global box office total before inflation adjustment.

“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is providing the box office with a much-needed boost after the weak start for Universal’s “The Fall Guy” last weekend, but it won’t entirely make up for the lack of a high-performing Marvel movie that usually kicks off the May slate.


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