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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Kong: Skull Island
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $119,077,238Details
International Box Office $149,138,357Details
Worldwide Box Office $268,215,595
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The story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical uncharted island in the pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 499 $119,077,238
All Time International Box Office 498 $149,138,357
All Time Worldwide Box Office 463 $268,215,595
All Time Domestic Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 76 $119,077,238
All Time International Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 76 $149,138,357
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 77 $268,215,595

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$185,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 10th, 2017 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
March 10th, 2017 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: February 23rd, 2017 (Wide) (South Korea)
March 9th, 2017 (Wide) (Netherlands)
March 10th, 2017 (Wide) (Australia)
March 10th, 2017 (Wide) (Brazil)
March 10th, 2017 (Wide), released as Конг: Островът на черепа (Bulgaria)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2456 (Cert #50784), 12/21/2016)
Running Time: 118 minutes
Franchise: King Kong
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Keywords: Creature Features, Character POV shot, 1970s, Prequel, Reboot, Franchise Crossover, Visual Effects, Scene in End Credits
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros., Tencent Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 188 $27,832,142 Mar 17, 2017 10
Fastest to $100m 158 $100,825,302 Mar 17, 2017 9
Biggest Domestic Tuesday 199 $6,404,143 Mar 14, 2017 5
Biggest Domestic Monday 358 $5,348,046 Mar 13, 2017 4
Biggest Domestic Sunday 162 $17,002,107 Mar 12, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic March Weekend 13 $61,025,472 Mar 10, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 133 $61,025,472 Mar 10, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic Weekend 155 $61,025,472 Mar 10, 2017 3
Fastest to $50m 125 $61,025,472 Mar 10, 2017 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 715 3.03 Mar 10, 2017 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,683 33.0% Mar 10, 2017 3
Widest Opening Weekend 138 3,846 Mar 10, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic March Day 29 $23,880,293 Mar 11, 2017 2
Biggest Domestic Saturday 141 $23,880,293 Mar 11, 2017 2
Biggest Domestic Day 367 $23,880,293 Mar 11, 2017 2
Biggest Domestic Friday 179 $20,143,072 Mar 10, 2017 1


   James Conrad
   Preston Packard
John Goodman    William “Bill” Randa
   Mason Weaver
Jing Tian    San
John Ortiz    Victor Nieves
Terry Notary    Kong
John C. Reilly    Hank Marlow
Toby Kebbell    Jack Chapman
Corey Hawkins    Houston Brooks
Jason Mitchell    Glenn Mills
Shea Whigham    Earl Cole
Thomas Mann    Reg Slivko
Marc Evan Jackson    Woodward
Will Brittain    Young Marlow
Eugene Cordero    Landsat Steve
Miyavi    Gunpei Ikari
Richard Jenkins    Senator Willis
Allyn Rachel    Secretary O’Brien
Robert Taylor    Athena Captain
James Michael Connor    General Ward
Thomas Middleditch    Jerry
Brady Novak    Base Guard
Peter Karinen    Chinook Pilot
Brian Sacca    Chinook Co-Pilot
Joshua Funk    Seismic Soldier
Daniel Malone    Boat Captain
Glenn Kiwi Hall    Boat Captain
Garreth Hadfield    Crew Chief
Shannon Brimelow    Kamikaze Pilot
Jon Quested    Dead Pilot
Korey Williams    Sunglasses Pilot
Dat Phan    Bar Thug
Cynthy Wu    Thug’s Girlfriend
Beth Kennedy    Marlow’s Wife
Bryan Chojnowski    Chicago Taxi Driver

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Dan Gilroy
Screenwriter    Max Borenstein
Story by    John Gatins
Story by    Dan Gilroy
Producer    Thomas Tull
Producer    Mary Parent
Producer    Jon Jashni
Producer    Alex Garcia
Executive Producer    Eric McLeod
Executive Producer    Edward Cheng
Co-Producer    Tom Peitzman
Director of Photography    Larry Fong
Production Designer    Stefan Dechant
Editor    Richard Pearson
Composer    Henry Jackman
Costume Designer    Mary Vogt
Casting Director    Sarah Halley Finn
Animation Supervisor    Scott Benza
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jeff White
Senior Visual Effects Supervisor    Stephen Rosenbaum
Unit Production Manager    Eric McLeod
First Assistant Director    Richard Graves
Assistant Director    Brian Galligan
Co-Producer    Jennifer Conroy
Visual Effects Producer    Tom Peitzman
ILM Visual Effects Executive Producer    Jill Brooks
ILM Visual Effects Supervisor    Robert Weaver
Associate Producer    Debbi Bossi
Stunt Coordinator    George Cottle
Stunt Coordinator    Spiro Razatos
Second Unit Director    Spiro Razatos
Supervising Art Director    Douglas Meerdink
Art Director    Stephen Christensen
Art Director    John Lord Booth III
Assistant Art Director    Aashrita Kamath
Assistant Art Director    Mike Piccirillo
Set Decorator    Cynthia La Jeunesse
Script Supervisor    Dawn Gilliam
Sound Mixer    Guntis Sics
Costume Supervisor    Kerry Thompson
Make up    Bill Corso
Make up    Dennis Liddiard
Hairstylist    Mia Kovero
Hairstylist    Laurel E. Kelly
Additional Editor    Bob Murawski
Additional Editor    Josh Schaeffer
First Assistant Editor    Sean Thompson
First Assistant Editor    Richard Conkling
Assistant Editor    Peter Tackaberry
Assistant Editor    Michael Torres
Assistant Editor    Jonathan Thornhill
Assistant Editor    Matt Willard
Music Editor    Jack Dolman
Music Editor    Clint Bennett
Set Designer    David Chow
Set Designer    Mark Hitchler
Set Designer    Tex Kadonaga
Set Designer    Kevin Loo
Set Designer    Sam Page
Set Designer    Scott Schneider
Set Designer    Stella Vaccaro
Set Designer    Trinh Vu
Additional Music    Halli Cauthery
Additional Music    Alex Nelson Belcher
Additional Music    Stephen Hilton
Score Mixer    Alan Meyerson
Location Manager    Lauren Cooper
Supervising Sound Editor    Al Nelson
Supervising Sound Editor    Steve Slanec
Re-recording Mixer    Pete Horner
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Myers
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Johnson
Sound Designer    Al Nelson
Sound Designer    Pete Horner
Sound Effects Editor    Benjamin A. Burtt
Sound Effects Editor    Pascal Garneau
Sound Effects Editor    William McGuigan
Dialogue Editor    Brian Chumney
Foley Mixer    Scott Curtis

Weekend Predictions: Can the Rangers Power Their Way to the Top?

March 23rd, 2017

Power Rangers

There are three wide releases this week, but none of them have a shot at topping Beauty and the Beast at the box office. In fact, all three films combined won’t make as much as Beauty and the Beast does this weekend. Of the three wide releases, Power Rangers has the best chance of box office success and it does have a shot at $100 million domestically. Life could become a midlevel hit and since it likely cost a lot less to make, it could be a bigger financial success. Finally there’s CHiPs, which has gained no traction with audiences. It will likely miss the top five. This weekend last year, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened with a then March record of $166.01 million. Nothing playing this weekend will match that. Beauty and the Beast might not make half that. Fortunately, 2017 has a $100 million lead on 2016, so one bad weekend in the year-over-year comparison won’t do too much damage. More...

International Box Office: Beast Mode Engaged as Beauty earns $180.0 million

March 22nd, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast dominated the international chart even more than it dominated the domestic one earning $180.0 million in 44 markets. The film’s worldwide opening was the second best for March, behind only Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; however, BvS opened truly worldwide, while Beauty and the Beast only opened in about two thirds of the international market. Unsurprisingly, the film’s biggest single market was China, where it pulled in $44.72 million over the weekend, $45.01 million including Thursday’s previews. It was also a monster hit in the U.K., where it earned $24.37 million in 567 theaters, which was the biggest March opening of all time in that market. The next biggest market was South Korea with $10.68 million on 1,625 screens over the weekend and $11.88 million in total. It also cracked $10 million in Mexico ($11.6 million); Germany ($10.7 million), and Brazil ($10.4 million). At this point, getting to $1 billion worldwide seems like a safe bet, especially with openings in France, Australia, Japan, and other markets left to go. We will of course track its progress there. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Beast Smashes Record with a Beautiful $174.75 million Opening

March 21st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast was expected to break records during its opening weekend, but its final tally of $174.75 million is still impressive, even compared to the expectations. The rest of the box office wasn’t hurt as badly as one would predict given the explosive hit at the top and that helped the overall box office grow by 59% to $261 million. This is almost double what it was this weekend last year. More importantly, this was enough to put 2017 in the lead in the year-over-year comparison. At the end of the weekend, 2017 had earned $2.39 billion, compared to $2.30 billion for 2016. Granted, this is partially due to a misalignment of monster hits, as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened the following weekend last year. That said, I really don’t think 2017 will fall behind given its current $95 million lead. More...

Friday Estimates: Beast Knocks Out Kong with $63.79 million

March 18th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

As expected, Beauty and the Beast earned first place on Friday. Its performance was a little better than expected, with Disney’s movie earning $63.79 million. To put this into perspective, this is more than Kong: Skull Island earned during its opening weekend. There are some confusing elements to deal with. Firstly, the reviews improved to 71% positive, which is still lower than anticipated, but good enough to not hurt the film’s legs. Additionally, it earned a solid A from CinemaScore. Strangely, the demographics changed, with women representing 72% of Friday’s audiences. That’s up from just under 60% during Thursday’s previews and a lot of times it goes in the other direction. So what does this mean for the future? The film just needs an internal multiplier above 2.6 to become the biggest March opening of all time. That seems very likely at this point. In fact, anything less than $175 million will be seen as a little disappointing. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Beauty have a Beastly Opening?

March 17th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast was always expected to be the biggest hit of the month. Now the prevailing wisdom has the film becoming the biggest March opening of all time. Even if it doesn’t match the high end of expectations, it is widely expected to earn more than the entire box office did this weekend last year. On the downside, The Belko Experiment isn’t expected to open in the top five, in fact, it could miss the Mendoza Line. Furthermore, holdovers like Kong: Skull Island and Logan will take a beating at the box office. Overall, the news looks great and 2017 should actually get ahead of 2016 for the first time all year. More...

International Box Office: Kong Just as Tall on the International Chart with $81.6 million

March 16th, 2017

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island opened in first place on the international chart with $85.1 million in 65 markets, which is more than $3 million higher than Sunday’s estimates. The film’s biggest market was the U.K., where it earned $7.58 million in 567 theaters. It also did well in Mexico ($5.58 million); in Russia ($4.87 million on 1,283 screens); and in Australia ($3.55 million on 523). Impressively, the film broke the record for biggest opening in Vietnam with $2.2 million on 377 screens. More...

Contest: King of Predictions: Winning Announcement

March 16th, 2017

Kong: Skull Island

The winners of our King of Predictions contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Kong: Skull Island’s opening weekend were... More...

Theater Averages: Shopper Goes on Buying Spree with $19,794

March 15th, 2017

Personal Shopper

Personal Shopper had the best theater average this past weekend earning an average of $19,794 in four theaters. The overall box office champ, Kong: Skull Island, earned $15,867. Raw was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,413 in two theaters. Meanwhile, The Sense of an Ending just missed the mark with an average of $9,923 in four theaters. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Kong Climbs to the Top of the Box Office with $61.03 million

March 14th, 2017

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island dominated the box office earning $61.03 million over the weekend. This is much better than predicted and this if reports are true, this is because it was a huge hit with families. Skull Island’s success hurt Logan, which fell to second place with $38.11 million over the weekend. Overall, the box office fell 13% from last weekend, but that’s still 22% more than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date is even more impressive. Back-to-back wins for 2017 has cut 2016’s lead to 0.8% at just $17 million. If Beauty and the Beast does as well as some expect it to do, 2017 could take the lead by the end of this coming weekend. More...

Weekend Estimates: Skull Island Breaks King Kong Opening Weekend Record

March 12th, 2017

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island is reigning over movie theaters this weekend, with Warner Bros. predicting a $61 million opening for the monster movie. This is a franchise that’s been rebooted so many times that it’s meaningful to compare this outing’s opening with previous incarnations. And I’m pleased to report that this is the best ever weekend for a reboot of a King Kong movie, topping King Kong’s $50.1 million, and King Kong’s $7 million. The bad news is that this outing doesn’t look so great when adjusted for inflation. The 2005 King Kong opened with an inflation-adjusted $65 million, and the 1933 original went on to make an inflation-adjusted $366 million at the box office… a number that’s a very distant prospect this time. In fact, once adjusted for inflation, this will probably be the lowest-grossing film to start a King Kong franchise, and the only one to miss $200 million at the domestic box office. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Kong be King of the Box Office?

March 9th, 2017

Kong: Skull Island

There’s only one new release this week, Kong: Skull Island, which should earn first place on the box office chart. Probably. Logan isn’t too far back as far as box office tracking and might repeat in first place. In order to do this, Logan would either have to hold on a lot better than most comic book movies do and / or Kong would have to miss expectations. This weekend last year, there were four wide releases; however, they only managed a little more than $35 million combined. Kong: Skull Island should top that with ease and that’s good news for 2017. Unfortunately, Zootopia earned more than $50 million and that will likely be out of reach for Kong, so 2017 will need to rely on its depth to win in the year-over-year competition. I’m optimistic that will happen. More...

Contest: The X-Factor: Winning Announcement

March 8th, 2017


The winners of our The X-Factor contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions to Logan’s opening weekend were... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Logan’s $88.41 million Start Suggests Long Legs

March 7th, 2017


The weekend belonged to Logan, as it opened with $88.41 million and easily earned first place. Second place went to Get Out, which held on far better than anticipated, while The Shack is on pace to become a midlevel hit. There was almost nothing but good news. Almost. Overall, the box office rose 53% from last weekend, earning $189 million. More importantly, the it was 16% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2017 is still behind 2016; however, that gap was nearly cut in half from its peak just a couple of weeks ago. 2017 is now behind by 2.7% at $1.92 billion to $1.97 billion. If 2017 can put together a few more weeks like this, then it could climb into the lead before April begins. That is a big “if” and I would be satisfied with cutting the gap in half by the end of the month. More...

Kong: Skull Island’s Final Trailer

March 6th, 2017

Big ape adventure with an ensemble cast led by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly opens on Friday ... Full Movie Details. More...

Contest: King of Predictions

March 3rd, 2017

Kong: Skull Island

Next weekend, there is only one wide release: Kong: Skull Island. Unless something goes horribly wrong, it will open in first place. Because it is the only new release of the week, it is the only choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Kong: Skull Island.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2017 Preview: March

March 1st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there. More...

Kong: Skull Island Trailer

November 18th, 2016

Big ape adventure with an ensemble cast led by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly opens March 10, 2017 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/10 1 $61,025,472   3,846 $15,867   $61,025,472 3
2017/03/17 2 $27,832,142 -54% 3,846 $7,237   $109,107,436 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/10 1 $20,143,072   3,846 $5,237   $20,143,072 1
2017/03/11 1 $23,880,293 +19% 3,846 $6,209   $44,023,365 2
2017/03/12 1 $17,002,107 -29% 3,846 $4,421   $61,025,472 3
2017/03/13 1 $5,348,046 -69% 3,846 $1,391   $66,373,518 4
2017/03/14 1 $6,404,143 +20% 3,846 $1,665   $72,777,661 5
2017/03/15 1 $4,619,039 -28% 3,846 $1,201   $77,396,700 6
2017/03/16 1 $3,878,594 -16% 3,846 $1,008   $81,275,294 7
2017/03/17 2 $7,292,753 +88% 3,846 $1,896   $88,568,047 8
2017/03/18 2 $12,257,255 +68% 3,846 $3,187   $100,825,302 9
2017/03/19 2 $8,282,134 -32% 3,846 $2,153   $109,107,436 10
2017/03/20 2 $2,244,002 -73% 3,846 $583   $111,351,438 11
2017/03/21 2 $3,737,125 +67% 3,846 $972   $115,088,563 12
2017/03/22 2 $2,107,082 -44% 3,846 $548   $117,195,645 13
2017/03/23 2 $1,881,593 -11% 3,846 $489   $119,077,238 14

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/10 1 $81,275,294   3,846 $21,132   $81,275,294 7
2017/03/17 2 $37,801,944 -53% 3,846 $9,829   $119,077,238 14

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 3/10/2017 $3,554,712 521 521 915 $7,331,522 3/23/2017
Brazil 3/10/2017 $3,400,000 0 0 0 $6,900,000 3/20/2017
Bulgaria 3/10/2017 $144,320 0 0 0 $144,320 3/16/2017
China 3/21/2017 $0 0 0 0 $1,350,000 3/24/2017
Czech Republic 3/10/2017 $192,674 101 101 183 $379,385 3/21/2017
France 3/10/2017 $4,000,000 0 0 0 $7,300,000 3/20/2017
Germany 3/10/2017 $3,200,000 0 0 0 $3,200,000 3/13/2017
Italy 3/10/2017 $1,540,393 0 0 0 $2,731,894 3/22/2017
Lithuania 3/10/2017 $76,263 126 126 126 $80,981 3/21/2017
Malaysia 3/10/2017 $2,600,000 0 0 0 $4,800,000 3/20/2017
Mexico 3/10/2017 $5,581,052 0 0 0 $5,581,052 3/15/2017
Netherlands 3/9/2017 $1,132,320 108 108 215 $2,225,091 3/23/2017
New Zealand 3/10/2017 $681,555 86 134 220 $1,206,651 3/20/2017
Portugal 3/10/2017 $268,093 73 76 149 $475,645 3/22/2017
Russia (CIS) 3/10/2017 $4,869,391 1283 1283 2533 $9,238,357 3/22/2017
Slovakia 3/10/2017 $145,887 68 68 106 $249,279 3/23/2017
Slovenia 3/10/2017 $0 0 25 25 $58,079 3/23/2017
South Korea 2/23/2017 $0 0 984 1628 $11,942,309 3/24/2017
Spain 3/10/2017 $1,640,367 413 413 786 $3,238,604 3/23/2017
Taiwan 3/10/2017 $3,600,000 0 0 0 $6,000,000 3/20/2017
Turkey 3/10/2017 $558,385 351 351 691 $1,116,459 3/23/2017
United Kingdom 3/10/2017 $7,575,680 567 602 1169 $13,691,184 3/22/2017
Vietnam 3/10/2017 $2,200,000 377 377 377 $5,300,000 3/20/2017
Rest of World $54,597,545
International Total$149,138,357 3/24/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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