Published: Tue, March 14, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Box office report: Kong: Skull Island clobbers Logan with $61 million

Box office report: Kong: Skull Island clobbers Logan with $61 million

If this weekend's box office numbers proved one thing, it's that Kong is indeed king - for now, at least - after Legendary's Kong: Skull Island saw off competition from Logan to land an overly impressive $61 million domestically. The $61 million debut bests all analyst predictions for the release. The worldwide box office collection constitutes of $7.6 million opening in the United Kingdom, $7.3 million opening in Korea, $6 million in Russian Federation, $5.6 million in Mexico, $4 million in France; $3.6 million in Taiwan; $3.5 million in Australia and $3 million in Germany, the website writes.

But much like the 2005 version, this new Kong was an expensive movie to make - costing more than $185 million. Kong Skull Island Box Office Collection which was released on 8th March 2017 lets the Logan Box Office Collection to the back of it.

Debuting in 3,846 theaters, Warner Bros. and Legendary's Kong: Skull Island is the second feature in the planned universe of films following 2014's Godzilla.

"It is an adrenaline-fueled montage of carnage and destruction that King Kong fans have likely been waiting their whole lives to see", IGN's Alex Welch said.

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That dropped last weekend's leader, Logan, into the runner-up spot with its take of $38-million.

Hugh Jackman's "Logan" fell to Number Two as it contributes past $150 million in the United States and making a hit of $430 million worldwide.

And finally, "Get Out" is the horror film riding incredible reviews and nonstop word-of-mouth to be one of the best box office holds of the year so far.

At No. 3, Jordan Peele's directorial debut Get Out continues to impress, as the film - yet another low-budgeted success for Universal/Blumhouse - crosses the $111 million domestic mark with a third weekend total of $21.1 million.

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