|Apr 7, 1933||King Kong||$672,000||$10,000,000||$10,000,650|
|Dec 17, 1976||King Kong||$23,000,000||$7,023,921||$52,614,445||$90,614,445|
|Dec 19, 1986||King Kong Lives||$1,172,942||$4,711,220||$4,711,220|
|Dec 14, 2005||King Kong||$207,000,000||$50,130,145||$218,080,025||$550,517,357|
|Mar 10, 2017||Kong: Skull Island||$185,000,000||$61,025,472||$168,052,812||$561,137,727||Play|
|May 22, 2020||Godzilla Vs. Kong||$0||$0|
Box Office History for King Kong Movies
March 9th, 2017
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.
March 1st, 2017
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.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|John Guillermin||2||Director (2)||$95,325,665||$274,955,630||34.7%|