Kong: Skull Island is off to a solid start taking in $3.7 million in Thursday night previews at the domestic box office.
The second installment of Legendary’s MonsterVerse is expected to make somewhere between $45 and $50 million for its opening weekend. The creature feature has a bit of an uphill battle as it was met with mixed reviews from critics. The film currently holds a 79% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Kong: Skull Island will go up against the critically acclaimed Wolverine film Logan which is headed into its second weekend at the box office. Logan debuted at $88.4 million after a $1.3 million take in Thursday night previews.
The new film follows Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla in Legendary’s cinematic monster universe which debuted at $94 million in its opening weekend after kicking off with $9.3 million on a Thursday back in 2014.
In Kong: Skull Island, Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts takes us back to the seventies when a team of explorers is stranded on Skull Island. The film takes influence from the original 1933 classic, featuring a monstrous god-like take on King Kong.
The film stars Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, Toby Kebbell, Tom Wilkinson, Terry Notary, John C. Reilly, and John Goodman.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic monster in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific—as beautiful as it is treacherous—unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
Kong: Skull Island is now playing.