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Weekend Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Roars with $61 Million Take

Weekend Box Office

Warner Bros. and Legendary‘s Kong: Skull Island is the king of the box office this weekend with an estimated $61 million to top Wolverine threequel Logan.

Receiving a B+ CinemaScore from audiences, the film stars John Goodman, Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, and John C. Reilly. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the latest attempt to revive cinema’s most famous gorilla cost a reported $185 million to produce. 

Weekend Box Office: ‘Logan’ Dominates with $85 Million

20th Century Fox’s latest Marvel mutant movie Logan carved up $85.3 million over the weekend, proving that blockbusters were no longer limited to the holiday season.

The R-Rated final Wolverine film featuring Hugh Jackman passed The Lego Batman Movie for the best opening weekend of 2017. The film added another $152.5 million abroad, for the global estimated total of $237 million.  The superhero spinoff received a strong “A-” CinemaScore.

Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Scares Up $30.5 Million Oscar Weekend

Jordan Peele's Horror Film

Universal/Blumhouse’s Get Out scares off The LEGO Batman Movie over the Oscar weekend with stellar $30.5 million debut. Jordan Peele‘ s  directorial debut is the second win in a row for Universal and Blumhouse after the hugely successful M. Night Shyamalan movie Split.

Weekend Box Office: ‘The Great Wall’ Fails to Top ‘LEGO Batman Movie’

President's Day Weekend

Seems like there wasn’t much love for the new releases: Warner Bros. Pictures’ The LEGO Batman Movie remained in first place over the long President’s Day weekend, earning $34.2 million for the three-day portion and an estimated $45 million over the four days.

Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades Darker came in second place for a second straight weekend with $20.9 million and is projected to reach $24 million through Monday.

Weekend Box Office: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ Swings into First

Weekend Box Office

Warner Bros. Pictures’ The LEGO Batman Movie opened on top with an impressive $55,6 million from 4,088 theaters. The brick version of the Dark Knight bested Fifty Shades Darker (Universal Pictures) and Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter Two.

The Chris McKay-directed spinoff features the voices of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes. The PG-rated adventure in interlocking Gotham received an A- CinemaScore from audiences.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Split’ Three-peats, ‘Space Between Us’ Bombs

Feb. 3-5 Box Office

Split (Universal) stopped weak newcomers for a third week at No. 1, adding $14.5 million for a domestic total of $98.7 million. It’s probably a safe bet that M. Night Shyamalan will get to do the follow-up to the twist ending of the James McAvoy-fronted thriller.

Shyamalan’s horror-thriller has beaten out new releases, Paramount’s Rings, STX Entertainment’s The Space Between Us and Sony’s The Comedian over relatively slow Super Bowl weekend with an estimated $13 million from 2,931 theaters.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Split’ Holds Top Spot, ‘Gold’ Bombs

M. Night Shyamalan's Thriller

M. Night Shyamalan‘s latest thriller Split (Universal Pictures), starring James McAvoy, easily held on to the top spot at the domestic box office this week, earning an estimated $26.3 million for a total of $78 million since its release.

Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media’s A Dog’s Purpose, being released by Universal Pictures, had a solid second place debut, bringing in an estimated $18.4 million from 3,059 theaters. The Lasse Hallstrom-directed film, featuring Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad, received an A CinemaScore from audiences.