‘Kong: Skull Island’ Debuts With $3.7M At Thursday Box Office

Kong: Skull Island
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.

Source: THR

10 Theater-Worthy Movies To Look Forward To In March

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MarchAs we say goodbye to February and Oscar season, we look onwards toward March as the summer blockbuster season begins. March is a month loaded with anticipated movies and it has something for everyone – especially genre fans. Next month’s offerings are diverse, ranging from smaller horror-thrillers to long-awaited reboots and sequels. This bode’s well for multiplex’s as audiences have more than once choice at any given weekend. With heavy hitters that will appeal to both kids and adults, March is sure to be a big month at the box office.

Let’s take a look at what you can expect to come out next month in chronological order. Hit Next to continue!

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.

  • Carl

    79% is mixed? lol

    What did this site call the 27% BvS and the 26% SS got? I’m betting they said mixed as well. lol

    • Vegas82

      Don’t use freshness ratings. Look at the #/10 below that. Then read the actual reviews. They’re most assuredly mixed.

      • Carl

        Don’t use the average rating, it’s not a good measure. The reviews use many different point scales, some use letter grades and some give no number at all. The RT tomatometer is designed to give you a percentage of critical favorability, 79% is decidedly positive.