Weekend Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Roars with $61 Million Take
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.
Falling to second place is James Mangold’s Logan. The 20th Century Fox’s film grossed an estimated $37.8 million for a decline of 57 percent from its opening weekend.
Jordan Peele‘s groundbreaking Get Out (Universal & Blumhouse) added another $21 million in the third spot its third weekend to take its total to an impressive $111 million through Sunday.
Lionsgate’s faith-based drama The Shack, starring Octavia Spencer and Sam Worthington, landed at fourth place. The film earned $10 million and has grossed $32.2 million after two weeks.
Rounding out the top five was Warners’ The Lego Batman Movie, which brought in $7.8 million its fifth weekend for $159 million domestically and $275.5 million worldwide.
Here’s the weekend box office numbers:
1. Kong: Skull Island — $61 million
2. Logan — $37.8 million ($152.6 mil.)
3. Get Out — $21 million ($111 mil.)
4. The Shack — $10 million ($32.2 mil.)
5. The Lego Batman Movie — $7.8 million (159 mil.)
6. Before I Fall — $3.1 million ($9 mil.)
7. Hidden Figures — $2.7 million ($162.8 mil.)
8. John Wick: Chapter Two — $2.7 million ($87.1 mil.)
9. La La Land — $1.7 million ($148.4 mil.)
10. Fifty Shades Darker — $1.6 million ($112.9 mil.)
Impressing in limited release was IFC’s Personal Shopper, directed by French filmmaker Olivier Assayas and starring Kristen Stewart, which earned $92,516 from just four theaters in New York and Los Angeles, an average of $23,129 per theater.
Next weekend brings Belle and her furry sweetheart to life in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and writer-producer James Gunn delivers office horrors in The Belko Experiment, or you can choose life again with the limited release of Danny Boyle‘s sequel T2: Trainspotting.