As we thought Kong: Skull Island passed King Kong 2005 in it's worldwide box office numbers, they are estimates but should hold. Skull Island is now at $552.3 million, King Kong 2005 finished with $550.5 million (it has already passed Godzilla 2014).
Skull Island's box office numbers have been helped by the international box office which accounts for about 70% of the total take by the film, $391 million. Both Godzilla 2014 and King Kong did around $330 million internationally (China has been Kong: Skull Islands biggest market), Skull Island trails both in the US but has still had a strong showing.
Skull Island has held up pretty well despite having some major films being released right after it, Beauty And The Beast, Boss Baby, Power Rangers, and The Fate of the Furious this weekend, as well as Logan right before.
As we predicted back on March 13th here, Kong has now passed Godzilla 2014 with it's worldwide box office take $534.4 to $529 million. Kong is at $156.5 million in the US with it's international box office of $377.8 million, while Kong has not caught Godzilla in the US it has crushed it overseas. Kong has shown it is not slowing anywhere as much as Godzilla did, in it's fifth weekend (this weekend) Kong finished with approx $5.8 million, Godzilla finished with about $3.2 million in it's fifth weekend.
China has been a boon for Kong, it's at approx $161 million (1.11B RMB) there passing it's US take. Kong is fourth at the Chinese box office for 2017 and can easily be well into third by the time it finishes, at least till a few of the summer blockbusters hit (although Kong has crushed Beauty And The Beast there so it could remain that high).
It is definitely not unrealistic for Kong to hit $600 million worldwide by the time it finishes passing King Kong 2005's $550.5 million worldwide total as well.
Kong: Skull Island is closing in on the $500 million mark worldwide, $477.4 million currently to be exact. Kong also hit $124 million in China, it has already surpassed Godzilla, Pacific Rim, Batman v Superman, Interstellar, and The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies there and this is only it's second weekend.
Kong's US total is just short of $150 million ($147.8) with it's international total at $329.5 million. Kong has also surpassed Godzilla 2014's international total which was $328.4 million. There is a good chance Kong may hit the $500 million mark by the end of this week and surpass Godzilla's total worldwide take by the end of next weekend.
Domestically Kong has been dropping off less than Godzilla did, in it's third week Kong beat Godzilla (by approx $3 million) despite Godzilla having started stronger.