Everyone went bananas for Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes this weekend


With a big, new tentpole release finally in theaters, people were more willing to go to the movies this weekend. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes seemed to be the hot ticket with a domestic haul of $56.5 million, thoroughly stomping the competition and even topping The Fall Guy’s two-week domestic total. When factoring in international gross, Kingdom has also surpassed $125 million already.

The Fall Guy is still kicking, but a second-place finish with $13.7 million is still not great. Domestic gross fell 51% from last week and even taking international profits into account, the movie has just barely crossed the $100 million mark. The film is unlikely to be a flop, but probably won’t be a sleeper hit.

In third came Challengers, the sexy sports drama, with a take of $4.6 million. With a reported budget of $55 million, the film has surprisingly not been much of a hit. Distributed by Amazon MGM Studios, I think the plan is to make a splash with critics during its theatrical run and rack up views once it hits Prime Video. That sucks, but I guess the company is willing to suffer some losses to boost its portfolio.

Fourth place went to Tarot with $3.4 million, bringing its global total to around $20 million. With the horror movie being a rather cheap production, it’s already profitable and will likely get sequels for centuries to come. Rounding out the top five was Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire with $2.6 million. That film has run its course but made tons of money upfront. I think WB is pleased with it.

Here are the top 10 films for the weekend of May 10-12, 2024. All totals listed are domestic:

  1. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes – $56.5 million
  2. The Fall Guy – $13.7 million
  3. Challengers – $4.6 million
  4. Tarot – $3.4 million
  5. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – $2.6 million
  6. Unsung Hero – $2.2 million
  7. Kung Fu Panda 4 – $2 million
  8. Civil War – $1.8 million
  9. Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace – $1.5 million
  10. Abigail – $1.1 million
[Source] The Hollywood Reporter, The Numbers

Peter Glagowski
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