Furiosa Has Already Beaten Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes and 3 Other Popular 2024 Movies With its Mighty Rotten Tomatoes Score

Furiosa and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

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  • 2024 is only looking to get better in terms of cinema, as George Miller's Furiosa surpasses three major releases of this year on rotten tomatoes.
  • The film also earned a 7-minute standing ovation at the Cannes last Wednesday.
  • Miller revealed that the prequel was written before Fury Road hit the big screens.
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2024 has been a great year for movies so far, and it only seems to be getting better. From A24 making history with the Civil War to Wes Ball succeeding in crafting a worthy continuation to the Planet of the Apes trilogy, now it seems, George Miller is too joining in on the fun.

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Notable for making one of the greatest action films of all time, his upcoming addition to the Mad Max franchise is set to debut next week. Although Miller set the bar extremely high with Fury Road, following Furiosa‘s score on the Tomatometer, things are looking promising for the prequel.

Furiosa Surpasses Four Major Releases of 2024 on the Tomatometer

Anya Taylor-Joy as Imperator Furiosa in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
A still from Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga | Warner Bros.

While not as high as Fury Road, which is sitting at 97% on the Tomatometer, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga has opened to 86% on the review aggregator site. Although the score is subject to change after more reviews start to pour in, with its current score, it has surpassed some of the most successful films of this year so far.

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This includes Kungfu Panda 4, which is currently sitting at a respectable 74%, and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, which despite its low score of 54%, has made a splash at the box office. More notably, the Anya Taylor-Joy-led feature also managed to beat Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes and A24’s second biggest hit Civil War, with both sitting at a respectable 81%.

Wes ball's kingdom of the planet of the apes
A still from the Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes | 20th Century Studios

However, It’ll be interesting to see if George Miller‘s new addition to the franchise could replicate a similar success at the box office as the other major releases did this year.

Furiosa Was Written During the Development of Fury Road

With the prequel proving to be a success among critics, which earned a seven-minute standing ovation at Cannes, Miller revealed Furiosa was written during the development process of Fury Road. The auteur detailed that in order to tell Fury Road‘s story, they had to know the backstory of Charlize Theron‘s Furiosa and Tom Hardy’s Max.

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Chris Hemsworth plays the role of Dementus in Furiosa
A still from Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga | Warner Bros.

He told The Hollywood Reporter:

There are certainly other stories there. Mainly because in order to tell the story of Fury Road, we had to know the backstory of Furiosa and Max in the year before.

Speaking of the future of the Mad Max IP moving forward, Miller hasn’t ruled out the possibility of another entry to the franchise, stating:

I’ll definitely wait to see how this [Furiosa] goes, before we even think about it.

With Wes Ball kickstarting a new chapter in the Planet of the Apes franchise with Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, fans will hope Miller too continues to expand the franchise.

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Mad Max will hit theatres on 23 May 2024.

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Written by Santanu Roy

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Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with The Everly Brothers, Billy Joel, and The Platters. Having expertise in everything related to Batman, Santanu spends most of his time watching and learning films, with Martin Scorsese and Park Chan-wook being his personal favorites. Apart from pursuing a degree in animation, he also possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a writer at Fandomwire with over 1000 articles.