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

Mar 14, 2017, 00:33
Weekend Box Office Report: 'Kong: Skull Island' Is King Of The Cinema

"Kong: Skull Island" has just recently premiered in the U.S on March 10 successfully, and it was quite a blast for the viewers.

Warner Bros and legendary's Kong Skull Island roar out loud than expected at the Worldwide Box Office Collections scaling about $61 Million from 3,846 theatres.

Fortunately for the folks at Warner Bros., they have a pretty good movie on their hands. Of course, first things first.

Welcome to Kong: Skull Island, a place where myth and science meet. The film earned $61 million in the U.S. alone, as on March 12, screening in 3,846 locations.

As director Jordan Vogt-Roberts promised, the film is chocked-full of reference points, in-jokes and specific Easter Eggs, and there's a lot of fun to be had in spotting as many as possible.

The movie was expected to earn $45-50 million, but broke all expectations to smash records.

In second place, the Wolverine character in "Logan" was on track to ring up another $37.9 million this weekend, for a $152.7 million take over the past week and a half. We're sticking to the lower end of that spectrum, anticipating a drop around 52.4% and a $42 million sophomore session, comparable to the second weekend drops of similar openers such as Skyfall and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. We're anticipating a dip around 31% for a $19.5 million third weekend, but wouldn't be the least bit surprised if it held on even better.

Rounding out the top tier are Before I Fall at No. 6 with $3.1 million, Hidden Figures at No. 7 with $2.8 million, John Wick: Chapter Two at No. 8 with $2.7 million, La La Land at No. 9 with $1.8 million and Fifty Shades Darker at No. 10 with $1.6 million.

On the limited front, Focus World's buzzy cannibal title Raw tallies an estimated $25,230 from two theaters. The $61 million debut bests all analyst predictions for the release. This post will be updated on Friday morning with Thursday night preview results followed by Friday estimates on Saturday morning, and a complete weekend recap on Sunday morning.

This weekend's forecast is directly below.

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