Kong: Skull Island Passes $500 Million in World-Wide Box Office

Posted by at 12:55 pm on April 7, 2017

Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures’ global blockbuster Kong: Skull Island has crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office, it was announced by Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Mary Parent, Vice Chairman, Worldwide Production for Legendary.

The action flick opened at the top of the domestic box office on March 10, and has grossed more than $150 million in the US.

Internationally, Kong: Skull Island was released day-and-date in 65 markets, including Vietnam, one of the movie’s primary filming locations, where it has become the highest-grossing picture of all time. Hugely successful openings followed in Japan, as well as China. Continuing to demonstrate broad appeal that transcends borders, Kong: Skull Island has earned more than $358.7 million in the international marketplace, for a combined worldwide total of approximately $509 million.

In China, where Kong: Skull Island is being distributed directly by Wanda-owned Legendary, the film is expected to become one of the top 10 English-language releases of all time.

In making the announcement, Kroll stated:

“‘Kong: Skull Island’ has taken audiences and critics on a thrilling ride, resulting in strong word-of-mouth and repeat business. These tremendous results speak not only to the powerful legacy of this mythic icon but also the crowd-pleasing monster movie director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, his cast and fellow filmmakers have delivered. We congratulate them and our partners at Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures on reaching this benchmark.”

Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Kong: Skull Island stars Tom HiddlestonBrie LarsonSamuel L. Jackson John Goodman, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary and John C. Reilly. Directed by Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island is scripted by John Gatins and Max Borenstein. Legendary’s John Jashni and Thomas Tull are producing alongside Mary Parent.

 

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