Kong: Skull Island exceeded expectations this weekend, climbing to the top of the box office with a monster-sized $61-Million debut. James Mangold's Logan dropped to second place.
Warner Bros. and Legendary's new movie is hoping to restore the classic ape to glory and begin building a new film franchise, which will culminate with King Kong vs. Godzilla in 2020.
Overseas, Kong: Skull Island raked in an additional $81.6-Million from 81 different locations. It also earned the biggest opening of all time over in Vietnam with $2.2-Million.
Thus, the film's global total currently sits at $142.6-Million.
Heading into its opening weekend, the film was expected to bring in between $45-$50-Million here in North America. Crossing the $60-Million threshold is no doubt a reason to celebrate over at Warner Bros. Studios. Kong: Skull Island is the second entry in their monster universe after Gareth Edwards' Godzilla, which bowed to $93-Million domestically back in May 2014.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts directs the new movie, which is set in 1973 at the end of the Vietnam War.
Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, Toby Kebbell, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz, and John Goodman, Kong: Skull Island is in theatres now.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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