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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Steals Box Office Lead from ‘Logan’

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Steals Box Office Lead from ‘Logan’


Kong: Skull Island has charged to the top of the North American box office with a $61 million opening weekend – far exceeding studio bosses’ expectations and also stealing the lead from Hugh Jackman’s Logan.

Kong, which cost an estimated $185 to produce, also performed well overseas bringing in $81.6 million.

Coming in second this weekend was Logan which brought in an additional $37.8 million bringing it’s 10 day total to just over $154 million in North America.

Landing in third was Jordan Peele’s acclaimed horror movie Get Out, which made $21 million in its third weekend on release.

The Shack, which made $10.1 million, and The Lego Batman Movie, whcih made 7.8 million round out the top five.

Octavia Spencer and Sam Worthington’s faith-based drama The Shack has grossed $32.3 million in two weeks (coming in fourth this week), while The Lego Batman Movie, which came in fifth this week with $7.8 million, has hauled in $159 million at the North American box office over five weeks.

This Friday, Beauty and the Beast hits theaters and is expected to take the top spot with upwards of $110 million domestically.

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!


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