Kong: Skull Island Delivers a King’s Opening While Logan Slips to Second
Kong: Skull Island was the king of the weekend box office bringing in an estimated $61 million to take first place. The $185 million budget film also earned $81.6 million in 65 territories. The film outperformed expectations and is set to do well in the coming weeks. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore and its audience was 56% male vs. 44% female, of which 18% were under the age of 18 and 52% were under the age of 35. Audience members under the age of 25 gave the film an “A” CinemaScore.
In second place was Logan which earned an estimated $37.9 million in its second week. The film has earned $152.7 million in two weeks. The film is the top earning film worldwide so far in 2017 passing Fifty Shades Darker this week. It also sits behind The LEGO Batman Movie, short by $7 million to become the top domestic earning film.
In third place was Get Out which added $21.1 million to its domestic total. The film might be one of the biggest earners of the year. The film has earned $111.1 million so far with a budget of just $4.5 million.
The Shack dropped to fourth place adding $10.1 million to its domestic total. In its two weeks it has earned $32.3 million.
Rounding out the top five is The LEGO Batman Movie which added $7.8 million to its domestic total. The film is the top domestic grossing film with $159 million and $275.5 million worldwide.
In more comic related movie news, Doctor Strange continues to bring in some dollars adding $17,000 to its total this weekend. Domestically the film has earned $232.6 million and $677.4 million worldwide.
We’ll be back in an hour to further dissect the 2016 comic film earnings.