NZ box office report: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes indeed…

Our weekly guide to what’s happening at the Aotearoa box office – thanks to Numero

The box office results ape onscreen events, with humanity’s closest cousins reining supreme. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes opens in top spot, relegating mere homo sapiens Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt into second place with The Fall Guy. Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black is third, while old-fashioned horny humans abound in fourth-placed tennis pic Challengers.

Here are the top 10 films at the Aotearoa box office, May 9-15:

1. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (Walt Disney) $1,004,725 (new release)
2. The Fall Guy (Universal) $265,360 (cume total $1,495,038)
3. Back to Black (Studiocanal) $161,139 (cume total $429,169)
4. Challengers (Warner Bros.) $85,968 (cume total $562,632)
5. Kung Fu Panda 4 (Universal) $81,342 (cume total $4,121,237)
6. Golda (Transmission) $69,470 (cume total $261,615)
7. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (Warner Bros.) $57,417 (cume total $3,914,187)
8. Shinda Shinda No Papa (Mindblowing) $54,452 (new release)
9. Wicked Little Letters (Studiocanal) $41,532 (cume total $1,639,458)
10. The Moon is Upside Down (Vendetta) $33,280 (cume total $82,222)