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'Kong' outmuscles 'Logan' to become king of the box office

4 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago Sunday, March 12 2017 Mar 12, 2017 March 12, 2017 12:03 PM March 12, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: AJC.com

LOS ANGELES - Kong is the king of the box office this weekend.

Studio estimates say Sunday that "Kong: Skull Island" took in a strong $61 million in its first weekend in theaters. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, the Warner Bros. and Legendary actioner cost a reported $185 million to produce.

King Kong outmuscled another beast to take the top spot. Fox's Wolverine installment "Logan," dropped 58 percent from its debut and earned $37.9 million, raising its total to $152.7 million.

In third place, "Get Out," the buzzy horror directed by Jordan Peele added $21.1 million, pushing its sum to $111 million in just three weeks.

Rounding out the top five are the faith-based movie "The Shack," with $10.1 million, and "The Lego Batman Movie" with $7.8 million.

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