The total still isn’t enough top Logan‘s opening weekend take of $88.4 million, which remains the best of 2017 so far. Kong: Skull Island also has a considerably higher budget to make up for, coming in at $185 million compared to Logan‘s $97 million. Logan is also R-rated, which means some younger viewers who may be interested in seeing Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine will have to wait until the film is available on home media.
Kong: Skull Island has claimed victory at the box office, earning $61 million and the top spot in its opening weekend. That well exceeds projections, which had Kong: Skull Island making between $45 million and $50 million in its first three days.
In its second weekend at the box office, Logan dropped 58% to earn $37.8 million. That puts Logan‘s domestic box office total at about $152.6 million.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) 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.