Kong: Skull Island dominates the US box office

Kong: Skull Island has rampaged right to the top of the US box office this weekend, swiping Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine outing Logan aside.

Kong brought in a massive $61 million over its opening weekend, beating its box office estimates of $45-$50 million nicely, Variety reports.

Logan, which is in its second weekend of release, scooped up another $37.9 million to hold onto second place in the rankings and bringing its total US earnings to $152.6 million.

Elsewhere in the US box office, low-budget thriller and surprise box office success Get Out is in the number three position.

The film, about a black man whose visit to his white girlfriend’s home town goes horrifyingly wrong, racked up $21.1 million this week for a total US gross of $111 million.

The top five is completed by faith-based drama The Shack at No. 4, which grossed $10.1 million, and animated comedy The LEGO Batman Movie, which earned another $7.8 million in its fifth week of release.

Here’s this week’s top ten films at the US box office in full:

1. (-) Kong: Skull Island – $61,015,000

2. (1) Logan – $37,850,000

3. (2) Get Out – $21,072,600

4. (3) The Shack – $10,050,000

5. (4) The LEGO Batman Movie – $7,820,000

6. (6) Before I Fall – $3,107,910

7. (7) Hidden Figures – $2,765,000

8. (5) John Wick: Chapter Two – $2,700,000

9. (10) La La Land – $1,770,000

10. (9) Fifty Shades Darker – $1,629,250

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