Monday, 11 December, 2017

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Kong: Skull Island' Is King Of The Cinema

Episode 114 James Cameron says 'Avatar' sequel not coming in 2018
Edmund Wade | 14 March, 2017, 00:30

But as per now by considering the Weekend Box Office Collections, Kong roars huge at the box office and makes the Logan (the threequel of Wolverine) next to it.

Legendary and Warner Bros.' iconic King Kong movie series, "Kong: Skull Island", debuted an enormous $61 million to the Number One spot in its first weekend in theaters, which beating out the action film, "Logan".

Kong: Skull Island will only have a one week reign as box office champion as the highly-anticipated Beauty and the Beast opens next weekend.

The debut marks a solid start for the big-budget picture, which reportedly cost around $185 million to produce. Audiences and critics responded positively to the action film, with polled moviegoers giving it a B+ grade on CinemaScore.

Kong: Skull Island far exceeds industry expectations over the weekend and topples Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine movie, Logan, which has taken in nearly $38 million (GBP31 million) in its second weekend on release. The film has a higher budget to cope which is twice the budget spent for the "Logan" which is $97 million.

The Shack and The Lego Batman Movie round out the top five with $10.1 million (GBP8.3 million) and $7.7 million (GBP6.3 million), respectively. Of course, there was the prerequisite hint of Godzilla, which is leading to the much-anticipated rematch in Godzilla vs. King Kong.

This weekend also features several limited releases including Focus World's horror Raw opening at the Landmark Nuart in Los Angeles and Angelika Film Center 6 in New York City and will expand further over the coming weeks.

IFC's Personal Shopper, directed by French filmmaker Olivier Assayas and starring Kristen Stewart, debuted to $92,516 from 4 theaters in NY and Los Angeles for a screen average of $23,129, the best of the weekend for any title.

Overall box office is up around 0.3 percent from the same frame previous year.

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