Published: Wed, March 15, 2017
Culture | By Ray Hoffman

'Kong: Skull Island' roars to box office victory, pounds 'Logan'

'Kong: Skull Island' roars to box office victory, pounds 'Logan'

The film boasts an all-star cast of Academy Award victor Brie Larson, Academy Award nominees Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly, and Tom Hiddleston. Though Skull Island has name recognition, and is an amiable-enough entertainment, the likelihood of a similarly mild drop is not great, especially with Disney's Beauty and the Beast about to hit shores next weekend.

-Superhero Wolverine was no match against the might of King Kong.

"Kong: Skull Island" is also at an advantage against "Logan" because the competitor is R-rated and this has prohibited young viewers from being able to watch it until it becomes available for home media.

The clip above has inspired the Internet users to rewatch the 1933 movie and their comments speak for themselves. Pictures', Legendary Pictures' and Tencent Pictures' epic reimagining of one of cinema's mightiest monster myths, thundered to the top of the Philippine box office, earning a total of more than P77.86-M across 290 screens, with no signs of slowing down.

WB and Legendary are hoping audiences around the globe will carry the $185 million "Skull Island". Its $81.6-million global take thus far, from 65 countries, is a good sign. After just 10 days in theaters, however, the Fox film has made an astonishing $438.3 million worldwide - besting global grosses of both X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($373.1 million in 2009) and The Wolverine ($414.8 million in 2013).

The story of "Kong: Skull Island" is about a group of tourists, explorers and soldiers that travel to a mysterious island in the Pacific Ocean, which is not found on the maps, and without realizing they entered the territory controlled by Kong.

Falling to second place this week is "Logan", bringing in an estimated $38 million in its second week out.

As of now, Box Office Mojo writes, Logan stands as the second largest domestic release in 2017. Overall, the top twelve grossed an estimated $152.5 million, an improvement over past year by 3.8%.

Rounding out the top five are the Lionsgate/Summit release The Shack, which pulls in another $10.1 million for a 10-day total of $32.3 million, and Warner Bros. The animated picture added an additional $7.8 million in its fifth week. Focus World's "Raw" opened in two locations at $25,230.

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