Weekend Box Office: 'Kong: Skull Island' Scales $61M for No. 1 Finish
Overseas, the reboot debuts to $81.6 million for a global bow of $142.6 million; 'Logan' falls to No. 2 as it races past $150 million in the U.S.
Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island roared louder than expected in its North American box office debut, scaling $61 million from 3,846 theaters to beat Wolverine threequel Logan.
Kong hopes to restore the world’s most famous ape to glory and build a new film franchise, with a Kong v. Godzilla already in the works. The one major caveat: The movie, costing at least $185 million to make before a major marketing spend, will likely need to earn $500 million globally to land in the black.
Well, it’s time for some numbers, though I’m not sure how these figures are determined with Sunday so young.