Kong proves to be massive money monkey movie at weekend box office

Warner Brothers’ Kong: Skull Island has retained its box office lead for a second week with weekend takings of $3.133m.


Kong Skull Island poster

Kong: Skull Island, a re-boot of the King Kong series, features Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L Jackson and their encounter with the beast called Kong. Since its release it has reached a total Australian box office of just under $10m, according to data from the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

Fox’s Logan – the tale of Wolverine in 2029 – followed closely behind with takings of $2.886m. Logan’s total box office sits at $19.471m.

Hidden Figures, also released by Fox, was third, with a weekend box office of $1.062m.

Meanwhile the first weekend for Peppa Pig My First Cinema Experience: Peppa’s Australian Holiday – released by Eone – saw takings of $814,742 .

Transmission’s Lion, which is now the sixth highest-grossing Australian film ever remained in the top five over the weekend. Its takings were $553,091, taking it to a total since its January premier of $28.605m.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Kong: Skull Island (Wb) $3,133,353 395 $9,534,000
Logan (Fox) $2,886,592 416 $19,471,293
Hidden Figures (Fox) $1,062,673 314 $15,405,465
Peppa Pig My First Cinema Experience: Peppa's Australian Holiday (Eone) $814,782 251 $1,124,550
Lion (Transmission) $553,091 252 $28,605,539
Cure For Wellness, A (Fox) $352,138 153 $361,085
Jasper Jones (Madman) $300,228 209 $2,005,975
Before I Fall (Roadshow) $177,805 114 $1,074,118
Moonlight (Roadshow) $177,199 97 $2,151,845
Loving (Eone) $147,741 41 $227,577
Fifty Shades Darker (Universal) $144,788 118 $17,912,455
Manchester By The Sea (Universal) $134,653 112 $2,869,531
T2: Trainspotting (Sony) $110,048 58 $2,563,096
The Great Wall (Universal) $99,029 102 $7,262,449
The Eagle Huntress (Sony) $95,345 23 $131,233
Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale (Madman) $83,555 36 $422,493
Badrinath Ki Dulhania (Mindblowing Films) $83,284 19 $321,036
Alone In Berlin (Icon) $72,327 57 $541,569
Fist Fight (Roadshow) $69,789 59 $1,861,233
Rings (Paramount) $56,753 69 $2,087,451

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