Disney's Planet of the Apes is not a reboot

erasure fan1

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I find this franchise interesting. I was thinking about why/how they keep making these movies. What I found was, they aren't making these for the domestic cash. I was really surprised at how low the domestic box office really was. The foreign box was the vast majority of take. Film one, 64% foreign, two and 3 both 70% of the box office. So it's no wonder I felt like no one really cared, because they really didn't domestically.
 

MisterPenguin

President of Animal Kingdom
Premium Member
I find this franchise interesting. I was thinking about why/how they keep making these movies. What I found was, they aren't making these for the domestic cash. I was really surprised at how low the domestic box office really was. The foreign box was the vast majority of take. Film one, 64% foreign, two and 3 both 70% of the box office. So it's no wonder I felt like no one really cared, because they really didn't domestically.
You need to make more international friends!!
 

doctornick

Well-Known Member
I find this franchise interesting. I was thinking about why/how they keep making these movies. What I found was, they aren't making these for the domestic cash. I was really surprised at how low the domestic box office really was. The foreign box was the vast majority of take. Film one, 64% foreign, two and 3 both 70% of the box office. So it's no wonder I felt like no one really cared, because they really didn't domestically.

Sure. Special effects heavy action films with simple plots are often more dependent on international markets these days. Fast & the Furious and Transformers also fit that bill.
 

Disney Irish

Premium Member
I find this franchise interesting. I was thinking about why/how they keep making these movies. What I found was, they aren't making these for the domestic cash. I was really surprised at how low the domestic box office really was. The foreign box was the vast majority of take. Film one, 64% foreign, two and 3 both 70% of the box office. So it's no wonder I felt like no one really cared, because they really didn't domestically.
There is a great big world out there with many movies watchers. Over the last decade many American movies have tended to do better overseas than here domestically.
 

erasure fan1

Well-Known Member
There is a great big world out there with many movies watchers. Over the last decade many American movies have tended to do better overseas than here domestically.
Yea, I get that. It was more a point of I never really paid a lot of attention to the franchise. So I was surprised by the disparity. Not so much, holy cow! There's other people in the world that watch movies. A lot of the movies that I've noticed lately that did well overseas, did about equal here in the early films. Transformers, fast and the furious... All were about 50/50 in the first few movies or so. Apes? Not so much. It was never really close. Unless you count the 2001 reboot. But that was just bad all around.
 
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TalkingHead

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If a chintzy Godzilla/Kong movie can make $80m in a weekend, maybe there’s hope for this. The skimpy theatrical lineup certainly helps.
 

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