'Kong' rumbles to top of box office with $61M debut

|By:, SA News Editor

Beating its chest as part of a new wave of monster films, Kong: Skull Island dominated the U.S. box office over the weekend, though the falloff for last week's topper Logan wasn't bad and the film did nice business during the week.

Kong (TWX -0.1%) roared to $61M domestically and added another $81.6M in foreign markets. Logan (FOX +0.8%, FOXA +0.4%) lost 57% of its business -- but off a solid debut at $88.4M to land at No. 2 with $37.85M.

No. 3 film Get Out (CMCSA +0.3%) crossed the $100M mark with $21.1M, finishing ahead of The Shack (LGF.A -0.4%, $10.05M) and The LEGO Batman Movie (TWX, $7.8M).

Meanwhile, Logan's worldwide take grew to $438.3M on the strength of its own foreign performance ($285.6M vs. domestic $152.7M).