Kong: Skull Island Tops Weekend Box Office

Kong: Skull Island from Warner Bros. was the No. 1 movie in the U.S. and worldwide over the weekend according to research firm comScore.

The movie brings back legendary monster King Kong in a new adventure on a faraway Pacific island. It earned $142.6 million worldwide and $61.0 million in the U.S. The film stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.

ComScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian said, “Warner Bros.’ ‘Kong: Skull Island’ roared into theaters with an impressive $81.6 million this weekend on 20,400 screens in 65 international territories.¬† Combined with a number one North American debut of $61 million this beauty of a beast earned a chest-pounding $142.6 million worldwide.”

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 12, are below.

  1. Kong: Skull Island – Warner Bros. – $142.6M
  2. Logan – 20th Century Fox – $107.8M
  3. Dog’s Purpose, A – Multiple – $23.5M
  4. Get Out – Universal – $21.1M
  5. Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $12.9M
  6. Badrinath Ki Dulhania – Multiple – $10.4M
  7. Shack, The – Lionsgate – $10.1M
  8. La La Land – Lionsgate – $8.6M
  9. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $7.9M
  10. Moana – Disney – $7.4M
  11. Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $6.8M
  12. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – Sony – $6.5M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 12, are below.

  1. Kong: Skull Island – Warner Bros. – $61.0M
  2. Logan – 20th Century Fox – $37.9M
  3. Get Out – Universal – $21.1M
  4. Shack, The – Lionsgate – $10.1M
  5. Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $7.8M
  6. Before I Fall  РOpen Road Р$3.1M
  7. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $2.8M
  8. John Wick: Chapter Two – Lionsgate – $2.7M
  9. MET Opera: La Traviata (2017) – Fathom Events – $1.8M
  10. La La Land – Lionsgate – $1.8M
  11. Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $1.6M
  12. Lion – The Weinstein Company – $1.4M