Hail Caesar indeed! The aging ape sure ain’t suffering from sequel blues. His new film scored big at the box office on it’s opening weekend, as well as securing killer reviews. Nice one, Caesar!
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES achieved an impressive $104.1 million internationally over the weekend, including 6.6 million taken in Australia.
The sequel (which cost Fox an estimated $170 million) opens three years after origin movie RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES reinvigorated the iconic franchise.
That film, directed by Rupert Wyatt, took in a strong total of $481.8 million at the worldwide box office – meaning in a mere 4 days, it’s sequel has already made nearly a quarter of the total takings of it’s predecessor.
Directed by Matt Reeves, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES sees Andy Serkis returning in the role of Caesar, who has decamped to the forest of Marin County with a pack of fellow genetically evolved apes and primates.
When threatened by a band of humans who have survived a worldwide plague, a fierce divide erupts. Who will come out as Earth’s dominate species?
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is in theatres now. Check out our review here