Thank god for the international release…
Between it’s relatively weak showing domestically ($121 million so far) and it’s larger international release ($154 million so far), Kong has at least recouped it’s production budget ($207 million).
It remains to be seen whether the picture is actually profitable yet. After all, the $207 million is just production. I’ve heard estimates that the marketing budget puts the price tag of the picture close to $287 million. If that’s the case, Kong should break even this week.
If I were the folks at Universal, I’d be hard pressed to bank roll another one like this. If you’re going to remake tired, old turd burgers, at least make cheap, tired, old turd burgers.