News for Dec. 14, 2005

Monster launch for King Kong film

12/14/05, 3:03 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson's version of King Kong will get one of the biggest film launches in US cinema history. Universal Pictures said 3,568 cinemas would be screening the film. Shrek 2 holds the record for a movie launch, opening in 4,163 cinemas last year. More than 6,000 cinemas in 55 other countries will also show the film, with its UK launch taking place on Thursday. Universal hopes its initial takings will rival the $66m receipts for Jackson's first Lord of The Rings film. [More]