Power Rangers opens to $40.5 million in second place
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast still dominated the global box office this weekend (click here for the full box office estimates), but Lionsgate’s Power Rangers opened in second place in North America with a strong $40.5 million from 3,693 theaters, an average of $10,967 per location. Internationally, however, the big-screen adaptation debuted with just $18.7 million from 62 markets, for a global weekend of $59.2 million. Made for $100 million, the film received an A CinemaScore from audiences. The Dean Israelite-directed Power Rangers stars Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, and Bill Hader.
Dropping one spot to third was Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island, which added $14.4 million domestically its third weekend, for a total of $133.5 million. Fueled by outstanding openings in China ($72.1 million) and Japan ($3.5 million), Kong: Skull Island surpassed $200 million internationally, with a monster-sized $93 million on 28,900 screens in 67 markets! The international total is now $258.6 million and the worldwide total has reached $392.1 million. The Jordan Vogt-Roberts film stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary and John C. Reilly. It was made for $185 million.
The James Mangold-directed Logan (20th Century Fox) rounded out the top five with $10.1 million to push its four-week domestic total to $201.5 million. Internationally, the film added $12.1 million to bring its overseas total to $364 million and global sum to $565.5 million. Made for $97 million, the R-rated film stars Hugh Jackman in his last appearance as Wolverine, Patrick Stewart in his last turn as Charles Xavier, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Dafne Keen.
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