Kingdom of the planet of the Apes Box Office Numbers: Wes Ball is On His Way to Beat Matt Reeves’ Record in the $2.1 Billion Franchise

Wes Ball's Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes has the potential to become one of the highest grossing movies of the franchise.

Matt Reeves and Kingdom of the Planet of Apes
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  • Planet of the Apes is a fan-favorite franchise, with its latest Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes release soon.
  • Directed and helmed by Wes Ball, the movie's early opening predictions show it might make more than $130 million worldwide.
  • If it does manage to do so, it will break Matt Reeves' prior record in the Planet of the Apes franchise.
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The Planet of the Apes franchise has long been part of popular culture and garnered a huge fan following since its debut in 1968. Its popularity in recent years led to a reboot film series starting with 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. And now the fourth movie in the reboot series will be released soon, titled Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes.

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Caesar from Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Caesar from Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Directed by Wes Ball and written by Josh Friedman, the movie’s box office predictions look promising. And if the predictions have any truth, Ball might be well on his way to beating Matt Reeves’ record in the 2.1 billion dollar franchise.

Wes Ball’s Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes Eyeing 130M+ Worldwide Box Office Opening

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes [Credit: 20th Century Studios]
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes [Credit: 20th Century Studios]
After Matt Reeves concluded the Caesar saga of the rebooted Planet of the Apes film series in 2017, Wes Ball has taken over the reins and his Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes will be in theatres soon.

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An incredibly promising feature, and fans are excited and geared up to watch the film. The eagerness among fans is such that the movie is expected to make more than $50 million domestically and overall $130 million worldwide (via Deadline)

Set in a dystopian future, several years after Andy Serkis’ Caesar’s reign where humans are reduced to living among the shadows and apes are the superior species, the movie can well break the record of the $2.1 billion franchise (via The Numbers).

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes by Matt Reeves went on to earn about $100+ million worldwide during its opening weekend (via Variety). Its sequel movie, War of the Planet of the Apes too went on to gross $100+ million worldwide during its opening weekend with $56.5 million being the domestic gross (via Entertainment Weekly).

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If Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes box office projections come true, Bell would break Reeves’ record and potentially make it one of the highest-grossing Planet of the Apes movies of all time.

Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes: What is it About?

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A still from Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes by Wes Ball is the fourth movie to be released in the rebooted film series. Set in the far future, the movie stars Owen Teague in the lead along with Freya Allan, Peter Macon, Kevin Durand, and more.

The movie’s events will take place over 300 years after the last film by Matt Reeves and will be focused on a young ape called Noa and a human woman called Mae, played by Freya Allan.

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As per 20th Century Studios, the official synopsis of the movie reads,

Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.

Made against a budget of over $160 million, the PG-13 movie will be released across 3,700+ theatres in the US (via Deadline) on May 10, 2024. Meanwhile, the rest of the Planet of the Apes movies can be streamed on Hulu.

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