‘Kong’ Takes #1, But Lacks Blockbuster Numbers

King Kong (review #1, #2) was less of a boxoffice brute than Hollywood expected, taking in an estimated $50.2 million in its first weekend, a sturdy start but unremarkable by Hollywood blockbuster standards, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Universal Pictures’ action spectacle about a giant ape took over the top boxoffice spot from Disney’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which slipped to second place with about $31.2 million and lifted its 10-day total to $112.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Premiering at No. 3 with an estimated $12.7 million was 20th Century Fox’s ensemble comic drama The Family Stone, featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton, Luke Wilson and Claire Danes in a tale of an uptight businesswoman meeting her fiance’s relations during a holiday visit. Click here for the full report.

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