KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Receives Worst CinemaScore Since Tim Burton's 2001 Remake

KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Receives Worst CinemaScore Since Tim Burton's 2001 Remake KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Receives Worst CinemaScore Since Tim Burton's 2001 Remake

So far, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes has been met with a fairly positive reception from critics and audiences, but that is not reflected in its CinemaScore...

By MarkCassidy - May 11, 2024 12:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Sci-Fi
Source: Via SFF Gazette

Despite an overall positive reception from both critics and fans, 20th Century Studios' latest Apes movie, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, has received one of the worst CinemaScores of the franchise.

The Wes Ball-directed sci-fi adventure is now certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes at 80% (the audience score is also 80%), but has still only managed to secure a disappointing "B" CinemaScore.

For those unfamiliar with this particular system, a B may not sound too bad, but it's rare enough for a major studio blockbuster to fall below an A-, and it also marks the worst CinemaScore of the franchise since Tim Burton's disastrous 2001 remake.

Ultimately, this shouldn't have too much of a negative impact on the film's box office. Cinemagoers do tend to pay some attention to these scores, but not nearly as much as a green splat on Rotten Tomatoes, for example.

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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.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Wes Ball (the Maze Runner trilogy) and stars Owen Teague (IT), Freya Allan (The Witcher), Kevin Durand (Locke & Key), Peter Macon (Shameless), and William H. Macy (Fargo).

The screenplay is by Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds) and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Avatar: The Way of Water) and Patrick Aison (Prey), based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. The producers are Wes Ball, Joe Hartwick, Jr., p.g.a. (The Maze Runner), Rick Jaffa, p.g.a., Amanda Silver, p.g.a., Jason Reed, p.g.a. (Mulan), with Peter Chernin (the Planet of the Apes trilogy) and Jenno Topping (Ford v. Ferrari) serving as executive producers.

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Doomsday8888 - 5/11/2024, 12:04 PM
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Matchesz - 5/11/2024, 12:07 PM
Movie was good but not better than War for the Apes 7.5/10
*spoiler* didnt like how the girl went from acting like a crackhead to being on a super top secret mission for the rebel alliance the entire time. *spoiler*
You can smell the disney in this
SonOfAGif - 5/11/2024, 12:42 PM
@Matchesz - I'm truly concerned for the mental state of the "men" on this site. Any film that features a female character that can fight or has a strong role, you folks feel personally attacked. It's bizarre. You hate women in positions of power even in fantasy.
A2ron - 5/11/2024, 12:54 PM
@Matchesz - Thankfully, I didn’t see much of your post. Why the HELL post a spoiler being one of the first comments in the week of release. Idiot
TheMetaMan - 5/11/2024, 12:56 PM
@SonOfAGif - haha so true. You can sense the insecurities from the men. 😂😂😂😅😅
Matchesz - 5/11/2024, 12:58 PM
@SonOfAGif - dont feel attacked, just stuff at the ending felt forced thats all. Would have given it a 8 if it was more ape related. Did u watch it?

@A2ron - they spoiled it in the trailers already. Everyone knows she speaks
McMurdo - 5/11/2024, 1:11 PM
@Matchesz - literally nothing felt forced
KennKathleen - 5/11/2024, 1:14 PM
@SonOfAGif - 🙄🤔😐 🧢.

Enterrainment rule 101:

Give logic, or gain losses.

four20smoke - 5/11/2024, 3:25 PM
@Matchesz - I hated that the "evil" ape was just a leader wanting his people to be smarter and more advanced. he was a little brutal, but what King isn't. they have to be. then the McDuffie little girl killed a bunch of slave apes because she didn't want to advance. it was a horrible story.
DarthAlgar - 5/11/2024, 3:31 PM
@SonOfAGif - Hehe. What's with all of the pots on here always calling the kettles black? The hypocricy in this place is on an astronomical level.

Dude... You get perpetually offended by the Disney/Female comments ALL. THE. TIME.

They straight up trigger you, and for the life of me I can't figure out why you let it bother you so much.

Folks like you with low-self esteem seem to get some weird gratification in criticizing other males who doesn't share your mindset.

If there's any mental state you should be concerned for it's you own.

I'm just super sayin' 🤷🏽
MarvelZombie616 - 5/11/2024, 3:42 PM
@Matchesz - You are a Tool.
It was obvious from the start that Nova/Mae was more intelligent than the rest.
SonOfAGif - 5/11/2024, 4:13 PM
@DarthAlgar - You are the only one triggered here. You even posted a scroll as a comment to express your animosity towards a comment. Touch grass.
Mrtoke - 5/11/2024, 4:27 PM
@SonOfAGif - I agree but The Acolyte looks disappointing. Nothing to do with this movie. Just that it's femalee led and looks like they should have done better with it.
Matchesz - 5/11/2024, 4:54 PM
@Mrtoke - bro dont say that..

*tactical nuke incoming*
SonOfAGif - 5/11/2024, 5:46 PM
@Mrtoke - I agree. The Acolyte doesn't look good. It definitely doesn't look very Star Wars esque to me. More like a fan production.
A2ron - 5/12/2024, 11:57 AM
@Matchesz - Saw it last night. I didn’t mind that she spoke. Her conversations with Noa and Raka were some standout scenes for me. I had only seen the first trailer. I apologize for calling you an idiot.
McMurdo - 5/11/2024, 12:14 PM
It was honestly better than both War and Rise. Characterization was great. May and Noah were compelling. Rocko was great. If Caeser was Moses this one gave me David overthrowing Saul type vibes.
KennKathleen - 5/11/2024, 1:20 PM
@McMurdo - 🙄🤔😐...

Comparing digital monkeys to Biblical Black men?

Probably why I don't watch this
🦬 💩.

PS: To hell with Hollywood for creating the subliminal infusion. I'm guessing it's not by chance.
McMurdo - 5/11/2024, 1:36 PM
@KennKathleen - literally Moses. If you couldn't see the Exodus allegory with the last trilogy, i dunno what to tell you. Moses and David weren't African American.
Shivermetimbers - 5/11/2024, 1:54 PM
@McMurdo - I thought it was great too! My parents haven’t seen any of them and came with us to see this one and they loved it. They are going to go back and watch the previous ones because they liked it so much. I think audiences may be getting too used to the over the top nonstop action in most movies today. This film wasn’t paced as quickly as a lot of summer blockbusters, but I preferred that. I am guessing maybe that affected the score.
KennKathleen - 5/11/2024, 5:21 PM
@McMurdo - 🙄😐🤔😬. You are correct. They weren't.

They were Israelites.

Btw- what the heck IS an "African American"???

A descendant of Scipio Africanus?

A descendant of Amerigo Vespucci?

How about this?

Isaiah 1:3

+ Deuteronomy 28:37

+ Deuteronomy 28:64 =

David & Moses being black.

More? How about Exodus 2:19?

How do you mistake Moses for an Egyptian- unless he is dark skinned too?
McMurdo - 5/12/2024, 10:17 AM
@Shivermetimbers - yep had more room to breathe, more character moments. Which I appreciated heavily.
A2ron - 5/12/2024, 12:08 PM
@Shivermetimbers - I also really enjoyed this one. I’m getting a little tired of blockbusters being made only to outdo the last one, Godzilla, Kong. This was a welcome change. Made me want to rewatch the previous trilogy I have at home. I’ll definitely be adding this to my collection.
Shivermetimbers - 5/12/2024, 3:46 PM
@A2ron - couldn’t agree more! They try to do so much that it becomes just a non stop mess with zero tension. I completely zone out and fall asleep in quite a few of those kind of movies, but something “slower” like this holds my attention much better.
Superheromoviefan - 5/11/2024, 12:14 PM
to be fair its CinemaScore, what do you expect
Mrtoke - 5/11/2024, 4:28 PM
@Superheromoviefan - I always discount them
YouFlopped - 5/11/2024, 12:18 PM
Flop on the way 😂🍿
McMurdo - 5/11/2024, 1:13 PM
@YouFlopped - your mother when she dropped you walking up the stairs. Guess ya both flopped that afternoon kiddo
YouFlopped - 5/11/2024, 1:15 PM
@McMurdo - 65 years old and still telling mother jokes… 👴🏻
McMurdo - 5/11/2024, 1:17 PM
@YouFlopped - 33 kiddo. When do your balls drop?
YouFlopped - 5/11/2024, 1:39 PM
@McMurdo - my balls? Oh.. you one of them… 🏳️‍🌈
McMurdo - 5/12/2024, 10:11 AM
@YouFlopped - someone's insecure too!
MrDandy - 5/11/2024, 12:29 PM
That’s too bad. I personally really enjoyed it. Maybe not as good as Dawn or War but I thought they did a good job of being a followup to that trilogy.
amesjazz - 5/11/2024, 12:29 PM
That's pretty Surprising. I thought it was a solid Apes flick
Forthas - 5/11/2024, 12:33 PM
Have not seen it but that is dissapointing. I trust Cinema score more than most other audience measures.
MotherGooseUPus - 5/11/2024, 12:34 PM
Will be seeing it later today. Glad to see others like it and its on par, or better or alittle worse than War and Dawn, which is a very high standard, imo.
Malatrova15 - 5/11/2024, 12:37 PM
Ba 660p
BillyBatson1000 - 5/11/2024, 12:41 PM
The writers have a 9 film arc planned for this ...

I think it'll be at least as good as the recent films - but the plotting seems predictable and doesn't scale-up to a cinematic film.
Th3Batman - 5/11/2024, 12:48 PM
@BillyBatson1000 - I wish writers and directors would go back to focusing on making the best movie they can instead of worrying about the next 30 years worth of movies.
BillyBatson1000 - 5/11/2024, 10:05 PM
@Th3Batman - Definitely. They even set dates for sequels before there's a working script. Madness.
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