Apparently, this weekend was a battle of the beasts at the box office. Kong: Skull Island has triumphed over Logan, according to the weekend box office statistics.
According to studio’s Sunday estimates, “Kong: Skull Island” accumulated $61 million its first weekend in theaters, shocking a lot of expectations, and easily beat out “Logan,” which is now in its second weekend.
The Warner Bros. and Legendary’s “Kong: Skull Island,” stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and many more.
Head of Warner Bros. domestic distribution, Jeff Goldstein, released a statement, saying the weekend “far exceeded everyone’s expectations.” He also predicts that Monday’s numbers might come in higher than the estimated $61 million. The film, which earned a ‘B’ Cinema Score overall, was graded stronger by younger audiences.
“The world of mouth is really kicking in,” Goldstein said.
Costing a reported $185 million to produce, “Kong” still has work to be done in order to reach profitability, and much of that will depend on international earnings. This weekend, it topped international charts as well, with $81.6 million from 66 territories.
Senior Media Analyst for Box Office Paul Dergarabedian also mentioned,
“They had a solid weekend. But they’re going to be looking for a half-billion worldwide to make it a certifiable hit.”
Fox’s “Logan” took second place, down 58 percent from its first weekend with $37.9 million. The R-rated film, that shows Hugh Jackman reprising his role as the X-Men Character Wolverine, has earned $152.7 million in total.
In third place, Jordan Peele’s film, “Get Out,” added $21.1 million, pushing its new total to $111 million within just three weeks.
Next week shows no sign of slowing either, with Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” expected to earn over $100 million on opening day.
The final domestic numbers will be released Monday.
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