King Kong Notches Up Huge Opening Weekend


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Warner Bros. King Kong reboot "Kong:Skull Island" was the king of the movie jungle over the weekend, opening to an estimated $142.6M on 20,400 screens in 65 international territories.

The action film, Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and starring Samuel L Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, and Brie Larson, the film was also number 1 for the weekend domestically, earning an estimated $61 million in North American theaters.

20th Century Fox's super hero action adventure Logan held on to the #2 slot for over the weekend, adding an estimated $107.8M worldwide for an eye-popping cumulative take of $437,656,733.

The controversial film "A Dog's Purpose" held on to the #3 spot adding an estimated $23 million for a worldwide cume of $140,455,575. Early criticsm from animal rights groups about the treatment of dogs used in filming the pic appeared to do little to dampen the enthusiasm of the audience.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 12, are below.

Kong: Skull Island – Warner Bros. – $142.6M
Logan – 20th Century Fox – $107.8M
Dog's Purpose, A – Multiple – $23.5M
Get Out – Universal – $21.1M
Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $12.9M
Badrinath Ki Dulhania – Multiple – $10.4M
Shack, The – Lionsgate – $10.1M
La La Land – Lionsgate – $8.6M
Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $7.9M
Moana – Disney – $7.4M
Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $6.8M
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – Sony – $6.5M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 12, are below.

Kong: Skull Island – Warner Bros. – $61.0M
Logan – 20th Century Fox – $37.9M
Get Out – Universal – $21.1M
Shack, The – Lionsgate – $10.1M
Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $7.8M
Before I Fall – Open Road – $3.1M
Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $2.8M
John Wick: Chapter Two – Lionsgate – $2.7M
MET Opera: La Traviata (2017) – Fathom Events – $1.8M
La La Land – Lionsgate – $1.8M
Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $1.6M
Lion – The Weinstein Company – $1.4M