Kong: Skull Island is the kind of big budget special effects flick you would expect to find on a summer line up, but these days if you're not a mainstream chunk of a super hero franchise or a Disney/Pixar animated sequel, you have to land in March to ensure having the limelight all to yourself (witness rated-R Logan's solid start last weekend).
Kong opened with a respectable $61 million debut, stealing some of Logan's thunder and snagging a solid spot at number one. With $81 million additional sales abroad, the $185 million project (plus marketing costs) is on track to land in the black, but it may not end up a massive money maker for Warner Brothers.
Logan dropped almost 60% on its second weekend, but not before soaring past $100 million. With $152 million domestic and pushing $500 million world-wide, the final chapter in Hugh Jackman's career in the role has already demolished sales of the previous Wolverine solo films.
By next weekend Logan will have pushed past The LEGO Batman Movie to be the year's highest grossing domestic to date, though the Beauty and the Beast remake will likely make that a short lived experience when it arrives next week.
On its third weekend out unique horror flick Get Out cruised past the $100 million mark, securing another notch on writer and director Jordan Peele's debut belt of success. There have been no announcements of a sequel or what else his next project might be, but it's safe to assume at this point that the phone calls from hungry producers are probably pouring in.
For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:
|1.||Kong: Skull Island *||$61,015,000||Total: $61,015,000||
|3.||Get Out||$21,072,600||Total: $111,054,445||
|4.||The Shack||$10,050,000||Total: $32,268,691||
|5.||The LEGO Batman Movie||$7,820,000||Total: $159,023,660||
|6.||Before I Fall||$3,107,910||Total: $9,036,722||
|7.||Hidden Figures||$2,765,000||Total: $162,865,186||
|8.||John Wick: Chapter Two||$2,700,000||Total: $87,423,211||
|9.||La La Land||$1,770,000||Total: $148,445,589||
|10.||Fifty Shades Darker||$1,629,250||Total: $112,922,485||