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Summary

  • Furiosa faces a significant challenge at the box office, as it must exceed the success of Mad Max: Fury Road to ensure the franchise’s future.
  • The new Mad Max film will have tough competition from Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, which has a stronger track record at the box office.
  • The success of Furiosa is crucial for the Mad Max franchise to survive, as future films will only be made if they continue to be profitable.


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Although there is a considerable amount of excitement prior to Furiosa‘s release in 2024, there’s also a major challenge ahead when it comes to the movie’s box office prospects. The Mad Max franchise came back to life thanks to its reboot in 2014 with Mad Max: Fury Road, which made quite an impact at that time commercially and critically. The upcoming prequel starring Anya Taylor-Joy as Furiosa has massive expectations behind it to repeat, if not exceed, the same levels of success that George Miller’s last entry achieved. However, beating Mad Max: Fury Road‘s box office is far from guaranteed for the Mad Max prequel.

The 2014 franchise relaunch became a rather impressive performer at the box office as it made $380 million worldwide. Mad Max: Fury Road set a new franchise record with that performance, proving that there still is potential for financial gain from this world. That is why Fury Road‘s success is deemed a good sign that Furiosa will also perform well at the box office. Although there are exciting things to expect from Furiosa, whether it can truly beat its predecessor financially is a challenge. It is even more difficult thanks to another franchise returning the same day.


Furiosa’s Box Office Could Be Hurt By Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes

The Planet Of The Ape Franchise Has Proven To Be More Successful At The Box Office

Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road and Caesar in Planet of the Apes

Before considering beating Fury Road‘s record, the new Mad Max film has some challenges ahead, like overcoming some tough competition in the opening week. Furiosa’s release date is scheduled for May 24, 2024, the very same date as Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. This will be the fourth installment of the franchise reboot, which has shown considerable success at the box office, reaching its peak in the second film. In fact, each of the last three Planet of the Apes movies has outperformed Furiosa‘s predecessor, giving Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes an advantage in the upcoming head-to-head showdown.

For Furiosa, the battle against Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes represents a major challenge. Planet of the Apes has a much stronger box office track record than Mad Max. Additionally, there are some exciting things from Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes that have created big expectations, but there has been no promotion for Furiosa to this point. Lastly, Planet of the Apes, despite not being a family movie, is targeted at a wider audience compared to Mad Max‘s more niche audience. That is why Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is likely to hurt Furiosa‘s box office.

Furiosa Needs To Beat Fury Road For The Sake Of Mad Max’s Future

Furiosa Being A Hit Is Crucial For The Mad Max Franchise To Stay Alive

Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road and Furiosa star Anya Taylor-Joy

Mad Max: Fury Road certainly brought back an old franchise and had considerable success, but it was not a major hit. Considering that there are various pending installments for the franchise, like a direct sequel to Fury Road, it is crucial that Furiosa shows growth at the box office. Even though the franchise’s universe allows several possibilities for new films, they will only happen if the movies continue to be profitable. If Furiosa does well, then it is likely that Mad Max movies will continue coming out, but its failure could mean its end.

  • Furiosa

    Release Date:
    2024-05-24

    Director:
    George Miller

    Cast:
    Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Chris Hemsworth, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Genres:
    Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action

    Writers:
    George Miller, Nick Lathouris

    Summary:
    The origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before she teamed up with Mad Max in Mad Max: Fury Road.

    Budget:
    168 million

    Studio(s):
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Distributor(s):
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    prequel(s):
    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Franchise(s):
    Mad Max