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Weekend Box Office Report: 'Kong: Skull Island' Is King Of The Cinema

March 13,2017 05:13

All-New Kong: Skull Island Experience launches at Madame Tussauds New York on March 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds New York). PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Not only is Kong still the king, for now he's ...



March 12, 2017 10:00 PM
By Bill Wine

Filed Under: Bill Wine, weekend box office, weekend box office report

All-New Kong: Skull Island Experience launches at Madame Tussauds New York on March 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds New York)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Not only is Kong still the king, for now he’s king of the multiplex.
A descendant of King Kong, the creature-feature, Kong: Skull Island, starring Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston, earned an estimated $61-million on its way to a solid first-place finish on its opening weekend.
That dropped last weekend’s leader, Logan, into the runner-up spot with its take of $38-million.
Claiming third place was the horror hit, Get Out, with $21-million. And rounding out the top five were holdovers The Shack with $18-million and The LEGO Batman Movie with $8-million.
Overall, industry-wide totals were well below those of last weekend, but essentially equivalent to those of the counterpart weekend a year ago

Bill Wine has been KYW Newsradio’s movie critic since 2001.

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