It Was Beauty Killed the Competition

Peter Jackson’s remake of the classic King Kong took top honors at the cinemas, but with less-than-anticipated results. Overall, the Box Office was up only slightly from last week, but up a sizable margin from this time last year. Sarah Jessica Parker’s The Family Stone opened in a distant third place from Kong, raking in well over $12 million. The controversial Brokeback Mountain came in eight place, with only 69 theaters this weekend. In contrast, King Kong premiered with 3,568 theaters to it’s name.

At The Box Office for December 16 – 18, 2005

1. King Kong, $50,148,000
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, $31,184,000
3. The Family Stone, $12,725,000
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, $5,905,000
5. Syriana, $5,465,000
6. Walk the Line, $3,625,000
7. Yours, Mine and Ours, $3,415,000
8. Brokeback Mountain, $2,359,000
9. Just Friends, $1,950,000
10. Aeon Flux, $1,675,000
(via BoxOfficeMojo)

Total Box Office Intake: $118,501,108
Intake from New Releases: $62,873,000
Remaining Difference: $55,628,108

Click HERE to read TDI’s December 2005 Movie Preview


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