What are the 10 highest grossing monkey movies from the year 2000–2016?


Monkey Movies are a series of films where there are monkeys involved and sometimes the lead in the program where the story of the movie rotates with a monkey or its family like a gorilla, orangutans and chimpanzees that were voiced by some human actors.


10. MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000)

Budget of $4,500,000 — Box office of $1,248,746

The movie is a film that sparked during the MVP franchise. The movie title personality of Jack is the chimpanzee here. The scheme evolved towards an ape playing the sports. Jack is a 3-year-old chimpanzee, the topic in an experimentation that involved sign language being performed in San Diego, California at San Pueblo University by Dr. Kendall.

9. Monkey Kingdom (2015)

Box office of $17.1 million

Monkey Kingdom is a nature documentary movie of director Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield with narrator Tina Fey and released by Disney nature. The documentary movie is dealing about a clan of monkeys staying in an ancient ruins built in Sri Lanka, in the forest of Polonnaruwa.

8. Chimpanzee (2012)

Budget of $5 million — Box office of $34.8 million

The chimpanzee is a nature documentary movie of a young usual chimpanzee called as Oscar who sees himself alone in the African jungle, until he was being adopted by some other chimpanzees that brings him in and raised him like a personal child. The U.S. released the movie was narrated by Allen, Tim.

7. Space Chimps (2008)

Budget of $37 million — Box office of $64.8 million

Space Chimps is a 3D animated and a computer science fiction comedy movie of director Kirk DeMicco with writers Rob Moreland and DeMicco. The movie featured the voices of many artists and the film goes after the 3 chimpanzees that go into space on the alien planet.

6. The Monkey King (2014)

Budget of (500 million yuan) or (US$82 million) — Box office of US$181.9 million

The Monkey King is a Hong Kong-Chinese fantasy action movie of director Cheang Pou-soi with star Donnie Yen being the titular protagonist. Donnie Yen also served as the movie’s action director. The plot was from the chapter of Journey to the West, the Chinese literary typical writer in the Dynasty of Ming by Wu Cheng’en.

5. Planet of the Apes (2001)

Budget of $100 million — Box office of $362.2 million

The film is a science fiction movie by director Tim Burton. This is the sixth movie produced in the franchise of Planet of the Apes. The movie was loosely modified from the 1963 novel by Pierre Boulle’s of the similar title name of the 1968 movie version. It narrates the tales Leo Davidson, the astronaut that crash land on a planet occupied by some intelligent apes and the apes treated humans as their slaves.

4. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Budget of $93 million — Box office of $481 million

This film is a science fiction movie by director Rupert Wyatt with writers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa. The movie is a 20th Century Fox’s restart of the Planet of the Apes sequences, planned to act as the original tales for the latest series of movies.

3. The Hangover Part II (2011)

Budget of 80 million — Box office of $586.8 million

The Hangover Part II film is a comedy movie being produced by the Legendary Pictures. It is the development of the 2009 movie, The Hangover while it’s the second installment of The Hangover trilogy. Todd Phillips, co-wrote the script together with Scot Armstrong and Craig Mazin, and Phillips directed this movie. The movie is about the story of Phil, Alan, Stu, and Doug when they are going to Thailand for the wedding of Stu.

2. Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Budget of $130 million — Box office of $631.7 million

Kung Fu Panda is a computer-animated comedy and action martial arts movie that was produced by DreamWorks Animation. The movie director was Mark Osborne and John Stevenson with producer Melissa Cobb. The movie was set in an adaptation of the ancient China being populated by anthropomorphism or talking animals like humans.

  1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Budget of $170 million — Box office of $710.6 million

This film is a science fiction movie of director Matt Reeves with writers Mark Bomback, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa. The movie is a sequel of the 2011 movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes that begun in the 20th Century Fox’s restarted from the initial Planet of the Apes movie. The Dawn was set 10 years right after the episode of the Rise.


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