News for Dec. 15, 2005

'King Kong' Takes in $9.8M in First Day

12/15/05, 8:31 pm EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES Dec 15, 2005 "King Kong," Peter Jackson's remake about the giant ape in love, took in $9.8 million domestically in its first day, solid for a Wednesday debut but far below the king-size premieres of other action epics. Distributor Universal called it a good beginning that will generate audience word-of-mouth on top of stellar reviews for "King Kong." "My little monkey's doing great," said Nikki Rocco, Universal's head of distribution. "We're convinced with all the information we have that this is the big guy, and he's going to be around for a long time." [More]