Kong: Skull Island has crossed the $500M mark at the worldwide box office thanks to a stellar showing in China, where it is on its way to the 1B RMB milestone there. Although it was released in 65 countries, in China — where it the film is being distributed directly by Wanda-owned Legendary — it is expected to become one of the top 10 English-language releases of all time. Last weekend it was at 852M RMB ($124M).
In Vietnam, one of the movie’s primary filming locations, it has become the highest-grossing picture of all time. It also opened extremely well in Japan. The film has grossed more than $358.7M internationally to push over the $500M mark with $509M.
This re-imagined version was directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and is based on the 1933 classic King Kong. This one stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson and John C. Reilly. Kong: Skull Island was written by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly from a story by John Gatins. Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni and Alex Garcia produced the film, with Eric McLeod and Edward Cheng serving as executive producers. It’s from a Warner Bros., Legendary and Tencent Pictures.