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Monkey Kingdom (2015)

Monkey Kingdom poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,432,322Details
International Box Office $315,588Details
Worldwide Box Office $16,747,910
Home Market Performance
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $698,047 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $698,047
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya's whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
94% - Certified Fresh
Audience
76% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 17th, 2015 (Wide) by Walt Disney
International Releases: September 10th, 2015 (Wide) (Germany)
November 4th, 2015 (Wide) (Belgium)
November 11th, 2015 (Wide) (France)
Video Release: September 5th, 2015 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
(Rating bulletin 2362, 2/25/2015)
Running Time: 77 minutes
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Keywords: Animal Lead, Nature Documentary, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Crazy Ape, Silverback Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,565 $4,433 Jul 17, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,468 $11,955 Jul 10, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,837 $11,330 Jul 3, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,560 $35,028 Jun 26, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,321 $18,805 Jun 19, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,543 $24,671 Jun 12, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,750 $34,010 Jun 5, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,433 $82,470 May 29, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,318 $167,929 May 22, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,927 $480,177 May 15, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,746 $1,252,800 May 8, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,499 $1,217,660 May 1, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,816 $3,441,840 Apr 24, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,085 $4,577,861 Apr 17, 2015 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 884 2.95 Apr 17, 2015 3
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,480 33.9% Apr 17, 2015 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,250 2,012 Apr 17, 2015 3
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 2,269 $16,432,322 Apr 17, 2015 0

Cast

Tina Fey    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Co-Director    Alastair Fothergill
Producer    Mark Linfield
Producer    Alastair Fothergill
Director of Photography    Martyn Colbeck
Director of Photography    Gavin Thurston
Editor    Andy Netley
Composer    Harry Gregson-Williams

Home Market Numbers: Furious 7 has Mellow Start on the Home Market

October 10th, 2015

Furious 7

Six new releases from the week of September 15th reached the top 30 on the combined DVD and Blu-ray chart for September 20th. This includes four in the top five and a new number one. Furious 7 earned first place with 1.87 million units / $31.89 million on the single release for an opening week Blu-ray share of 64%. Impressive. Meanwhile the second Fast and Furious Franchise Box Set released this year earned fifth place with 62,000 units / $3.46 million. While the film very nearly earned twice that of its nearest competitor, it was still almost exactly 40% lower than Fast and Furious 6 opened with. This decline is huge, but all packaged media is down. Some of the slack is going to VOD, but a lot of home market revenue now goes to subscription streaming services like Netflix or Crunchyroll. Personally, I like packaged media, I still buy CDs, so this is bad news for me. More...

Home Market Releases for September 15th, 2015

September 16th, 2015

Agent Peggy Carter

This week's home market releases are insane, so I'm going to have to be a lot more judicious in pruning the list. If I were to include all releases that are big enough to include, if they were released during a slow week, there would be more than 100 releases on this week's list (including secondary Blu-rays, but not VOD releases). I have to pare that back to a more reasonable number. Why are there so many releases? Firstly, it is the beginning of the Christmas Shopping season and we have two monster hits on this week's list. Secondly, it is the last week before the fall season begins in earnest, so it is the last week for a lot of shows to come out on DVD before they are running into competition from the new season. It should come as no surprise that the best releases on this week's list are in the TV on DVD categories, including Marvel's Agent Carter: Season 1 and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 2. Both of which are co-winners of the Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Furious Completes Sweep

April 27th, 2015

Furious 7 poster

As expected, Furious 7 completed the sweep winning every single weekend in April. Thankfully, every film in the top five matched or exceeded predictions, including The Age of Adaline, which had a solid third place opening. However, the overall box office still fell 18% from last weekend to just $97 million. This was also 16% lower than the same weekend last year. 2015 is still ahead of 2014 by a margin of 2.3% at $3.13 billion to $3.06 billion. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Falls, but Furious Still Fast

April 21st, 2015

Furious 7 poster

The top three films all missed expectations this past weekend, which suggests people are starting to become excited about The Avengers: Age of Ultron over anything in theaters at the moment. Furious 7 still won the race on the weekend chart and will top $300 million shortly. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2's and Unfriended's openings were fine, but nothing more. Overall, the box office fell 8.9% from last weekend down to $120 million. Compared to last year, the box office was 10% lower. Year-to-date, 2015 is still ahead of 2014 with the current margin being 2.3% at just under $3.00 billion to $2.93 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Furious 7 Tops $1 Billion Worldwide

April 19th, 2015

Furious 7 poster

Furious 7 continues its cruise into the record books this weekend with a third straight weekend at number one domestically, an international weekend estimated at $167.9 million (including $93.3 million in China to take it to $250 million there), and a worldwide total estimated at $1.153 billion as of the end of Sunday. It’s now the biggest film in Universal’s history, and their second after Jurassic Park to cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The film’s 51% decline in its third weekend in the domestic market suggests it’s running out of steam and will probably end with around $330 million here. It still has one weekend to cash in though, before Avengers: Age of Ultron will start on its own march to $1 billion on May 1. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Furious be Friendly to the New Releases?

April 16th, 2015

Unfriended poster

Furious 7 could be knocked out of top spot on the box office chart this weekend, as there are three wide releases coming out this week. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 appears to be the biggest and many think it will earn first place. However, its reviews are currently zero percent positive. Unfriended's reviews are still in the overall positive area, but I'm not sure how long that will last, as they've fallen quite a bit from earlier in the week. The only film with overwhelming positive reviews is Monkey Kingdom, which is opening in barely more than 2,000 theaters. This weekend last year, there were four wide releases and overall there were three films that earned $20 million or more. I think this weekend we could match that and that could give 2015 the victory in the year-over-year comparison. It could be close, on the other hand. More...

Contest: Unfriendly Wager

April 10th, 2015

Unfriended poster

There are four releases next week that we thought were going to open wide, but that turns out not to be the case. Monkey Kingdom was always expected to open semi-wide, but now we have reports that Child 44 will only open in 550 theaters, more or less. This leaves a two-way race between Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Unfriended. Paul Blart could earn more in the long-run, but horror films tend to start faster. Therefore, Unfriended is the choice for the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Unfriended.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize consisting of previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. I'm going to do this with all contests from now on, to help spread out the winnings. Plus I still have hundreds of DVDs and Blu-rays that I simply don't have the storage for. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2015 Preview: April

April 1st, 2015

Furious 7 poster

March ended on a good note and helped 2015 maintain its lead over 2014 thanks to a trio of $100 million movies: Cinderella, Insurgent, and Home. April isn't as strong as far as depth goes, as only Furious 7 is expected to come close to $100 million at the box office. On the positive side, it could earn $100 million during its opening weekend, becoming the fastest starting film of the year, so far. On the negative side, it is expected to earn more than double the rest of the films' combined box office totals. Even worse, last April, there were two $100 million hits, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as two others that came close. There's no way April 2015 is going to live up to April 2014. I just hope the collapse isn't so bad that 2015 loses its lead over 2014 completely. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/04/17 8 $4,577,861   2,012 $2,275   $4,577,861 3
2015/04/24 9 $3,441,840 -25% 2,012 $1,711   $10,148,952 10
2015/05/01 11 $1,217,660 -65% 1,732 $703   $12,509,312 17
2015/05/08 12 $1,252,800 +3% 1,431 $875   $14,363,633 24
2015/05/15 17 $480,177 -62% 675 $711   $15,340,346 31
2015/05/22 24 $167,929 -65% 290 $579   $15,792,357 38
2015/05/29 26 $82,470 -51% 156 $529   $16,086,948 45
2015/06/05 37 $34,010 -59% 79 $431   $16,187,354 52
2015/06/12 46 $24,671 -27% 52 $474   $16,252,443 59
2015/06/19 48 $18,805 -24% 38 $495   $16,291,742 66
2015/06/26 38 $35,028 +86% 95 $369   $16,346,287 73
2015/07/03 53 $11,330 -68% 41 $276   $16,387,491 80
2015/07/10 56 $11,955 +6% 27 $443   $16,413,054 87
2015/07/17 69 $4,433 -63% 18 $246   $16,427,836 94

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/04/17 6 $1,549,648   2,012 $770   $1,549,648 1
2015/04/18 10 $1,664,696 +7% 2,012 $827   $3,214,344 2
2015/04/19 6 $1,363,517 -18% 2,012 $678   $4,577,861 3
2015/04/20 8 $403,182 -70% 2,012 $200   $4,981,043 4
2015/04/21 8 $497,722 +23% 2,012 $247   $5,478,765 5
2015/04/22 3 $745,420 +50% 2,012 $370   $6,224,185 6
2015/04/23 7 $482,927 -35% 2,012 $240   $6,707,112 7
2015/04/24 9 $1,067,060 +121% 2,012 $530   $7,774,172 8
2015/04/25 10 $1,477,709 +38% 2,012 $734   $9,251,881 9
2015/04/26 9 $897,071 -39% 2,012 $446   $10,148,952 10
2015/04/27 10 $239,466 -73% 2,012 $119   $10,388,418 11
2015/04/28 10 $296,462 +24% 2,012 $147   $10,684,880 12
2015/04/29 10 $258,789 -13% 2,012 $129   $10,943,669 13
2015/04/30 4 $347,983 +34% 2,012 $173   $11,291,652 14
2015/05/01 - $429,901 +24% 1,732 $248   $11,721,553 15
2015/05/02 11 $430,987 n/c 1,732 $249   $12,152,540 16
2015/05/03 10 $356,772 -17% 1,732 $206   $12,509,312 17
2015/05/04 12 $125,502 -65% 1,732 $72   $12,634,814 18
2015/05/05 - $152,941 +22% 1,732 $88   $12,787,755 19
2015/05/06 10 $149,827 -2% 1,732 $87   $12,937,582 20
2015/05/07 8 $173,251 +16% 1,732 $100   $13,110,833 21
2015/05/08 12 $334,436 +93% 1,431 $234   $13,445,269 22
2015/05/09 11 $484,870 +45% 1,431 $339   $13,930,139 23
2015/05/10 9 $433,494 -11% 1,431 $303   $14,363,633 24
2015/05/11 11 $111,356 -74% 1,431 $78   $14,474,989 25
2015/05/12 11 $129,852 +17% 1,431 $91   $14,604,841 26
2015/05/13 10 $124,151 -4% 1,431 $87   $14,728,992 27
2015/05/14 9 $131,177 +6% 1,431 $92   $14,860,169 28
2015/05/15 15 $161,222 +23% 675 $239   $15,021,391 29
2015/05/16 - $183,239 +14% 675 $271   $15,204,630 30
2015/05/17 15 $135,716 -26% 675 $201   $15,340,346 31
2015/05/18 12 $58,305 -57% 675 $86   $15,398,651 32
2015/05/19 12 $75,440 +29% 675 $112   $15,474,091 33
2015/05/20 12 $72,352 -4% 675 $107   $15,546,443 34
2015/05/21 12 $78,285 +8% 675 $116   $15,624,728 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/04/17 8 $6,707,112   2,012 $3,334   $6,707,112 7
2015/04/24 10 $4,584,540 -32% 2,012 $2,279   $11,291,652 14
2015/05/01 11 $1,819,181 -60% 1,732 $1,050   $13,110,833 21
2015/05/08 12 $1,749,336 -4% 1,431 $1,222   $14,860,169 28
2015/05/15 15 $764,259 -56% 675 $1,132   $15,624,428 35
2015/05/22 20 $380,050 -50% 290 $1,311   $16,004,478 42
2015/05/29 27 $148,866 -61% 156 $954   $16,153,344 49
2015/06/05 33 $74,428 -50% 79 $942   $16,227,772 56
2015/06/12 44 $45,165 -39% 79 $572   $16,272,937 63
2015/06/19 40 $38,322 -15% 38 $1,008   $16,311,259 70
2015/06/26 41 $64,902 +69% 79 $822   $16,376,161 77
2015/07/03 51 $24,938 -62% 41 $608   $16,401,099 84
2015/07/10 54 $22,304 -11% 27 $826   $16,423,403 91
2015/07/17 69 $8,919 -60% 18 $496   $16,432,322 98

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Belgium 11/4/2015 $2,159 29 29 67 $35,021 12/1/2015
France 11/11/2015 $268,744 239 239 239 $268,744 11/17/2015
Germany 9/10/2015 $0 0 7 19 $11,823 11/3/2015
 
International Total$315,588 12/1/2015

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/20/20151010,609 12,474$246,861$291,1393
9/27/2015195,414-49% 17,888$125,277$416,4164

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