News for Dec. 16, 2005

King Kong takes $18m in first day

12/16/05, 11:43 am EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson's version of King Kong took $18m (10.1m) worldwide in its first day on release but looks unlikely to set a US record haul. The remake, one of the biggest launches in US film history, took $9.8m (5.5m) in one day in the US and Canada. Spider-Man took $114.8m in its opening weekend in 2002 while Revenge of the Sith, the final Star Wars film, took $158.5m in four days this year. [More]