Kingdom of the Planet of The Apes Rotten Tomatoes Score, Box Office Is Here

Check out what the critics have to say about the new movie from Disney's 20th Century Studios.

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The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Rotten Tomatoes Score is now available as the flick gets released this week and the reviews are starting to be posted to the review aggregate site.

With 77 reviews currently accounted for, the Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Rotten Tomatoes Score is at 86%.

Comparing to the other Apes movies, it’s actually the same as the 1968 original movie starring Charlton Heston.

The three most recent movies have scores of 82% (Rise in 2011), 91% (Dawn in 2014), and 94% (War in 2017).

The score also happens to be a lot better than the 2001 movie starring Mark Wahlberg which has a score of 43%.

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Screenshot via Rotten Tomatoes

Saturday Update: With 211 reviews, the score is at 80%, and now that the movie has been released, the Audience Score is at 80%.

Rise has an Audience Score of 77%; Dawn 88%, and War 84%.

Kingdom also has a  B Cinemascore (not very good) and 3 1/2 stars/77% on Screen Engine/Comscore’s PostTrak.

The opening box office is looking like $52M-$55M.

Monday Update: Rotten Tomatoes critics score is now at 81%; Audience Score 79%.

Flick also over performed at the box office and brought in $58.5M; foreign gross is at $72.5M; worldwide is at $129M.

Check out reviews below.

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What do the reviews say?

Here is a selection of reviews from the “Top Critics” on Rotten Tomatoes{

Fresh: It’s less action-heavy than the last trilogy and inevitably more ape-centric, but this is a promisingly chewy start for the latest series of simian thrillers. These apes are still strong. – Empire Magazine

Rotten: The fights are boring. More brains and less brawn probably aren’t a prescription for box-office success for a movie like this. But it’s a movie I’d rather see. – Arizona Republic

Fresh: What makes “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” powerful, in the end… [is that] it probes how the act of co-opting idealisms and converting them to dogmas has occurred many times over. – NY Times

Rotten: The final act is a mess and juggles four or five plot lines before settling on a dire jump-the-shark moment featuring Noa and a troop of warbling monkeys. – Times UK

Fresh: Directed by Wes Ball, “Kingdom” doesn’t reach the rattling grandeur of “Dawn”. But it’s another worthy installment in a series that is pretty much unparalleled in contemporary times. – Vanity Fair

Rotten: You’re essentially left with nothing but Blockbuster 101 grandstanding. Welcome to the emptiest of monkeyhouses. – Rolling Stone

Fresh: With captivating performances, astounding VFX and richly developed characters, this latest chapter feels fresh and immensely satisfying, delivering on both story and spectacle. A true delight. – HeyUGuys

Rotten: An intermittently entertaining but ultimately fruitless exercise in franchise expansion. – The Film Verdict

Fresh: The effects are just jaw-dropping, from the ability to see individual hairs on the back of a monkey to the way leaves fall and the crack of tree limbs echoing in the forest. – Associated Press

Rotten: Behind the impressive CGI, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is the definition of generic, all two hours and 25 minutes of it. –

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