Box Office: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes opens with $3.7m

This weekend, the Australian box office made $8.9m.

This weekend, the Australian box office made $8,950,104, up +28% from last week’s $7,019,236.


1. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes – $3,782,428 (debut)

Disney’s Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is the brand new entry in the Apes franchise. While set 300 years after the reboot trilogy and featuring an entirely new cast of characters, the film is set in the same universe and references old characters from the trilogy. Similar to The Fall Guy, some filming took place at Disney Studios in Sydney and also in the Illawarra. Coming in first place this week, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes took $3,782,428 in its first week, averaging $6,521 over 580 screens.

Synopsis: Under the direction of Wes Ball, the global franchise breathes new life into a future era post-Caesar, where apes reign in harmony while humans exist in the shadows.

2. The Fall Guy – $1,725,634 (1)

Universal’s The Fall Guy, starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, is the latest film from Bullet Train director David Leitch. It was mostly shot in Sydney at Disney Studios, located near Centennial Park and even shut down the Sydney Harbour Bridge to film an adrenaline-pumping chase scene. Dropping to second place this week, The Fall Guy took $1,725,634 in its third week, averaging $4,168 over 414 screens.

Synopsis: After leaving the business one year earlier, stuntman Colt Seavers springs back into action when the star of a big studio movie suddenly disappears. 

3. IF – $709,640 (preview debut)

Actor and Director John Krasinski is taking off his horror (A Quiet Place) directing cap and putting on his family/comedic directing cap with Paramount’s IF. The film took $709,640 in its preview week, averaging $2,816 over 252 screens.

Synopsis: After discovering she can see everyone’s imaginary friends, a girl embarks on an adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids.

4. Challengers – $528,165 (2)

As Zendaya’s Dune: Part Two exits the top five, she’s straight back into it with her new film, Challengers, directed by Luca Guadagnino, staying in the top five this week. Similar to Dune, Challengers was supposed to be released in the back half of 2023 but was delayed to 2024 because of the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes. The film took $528,165 in its fourth week, averaging $2,174 over 243 screens.

Synopsis:Tashi, once a tennis player herself, has taken her husband, Art, and transformed him from an average player to a globally renowned Grand Slam champion.

5. Kung Fu Panda 4 – $441,408 (3)

Jack Black returns to voice Po, the Dragon Warrior in Universal’s fourth outing of martial arts madness. The film has already made $132.9 million domestically in the US. Kung Fu Panda 4 took $441.408 in its seventh week, averaging $1,599 over 276 screens.

Synopsis: Po goes on a thrilling journey as he dives into the wonders of ancient China. His passion for martial arts and insatiable appetite collide in the most unexpected ways.

Top 6 – 10

6. Shinda Shinda No Papa
7. Tarot
8. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
9. Wicked Little Letters
10. Golda

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