Latest King Kong Stories

2006-01-04 15:33:27

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two major film groups picked nominees for best productions and screenplays of 2005, including early Oscar favorite "Brokeback Mountain," as the race for Hollywood awards entered a new phase on Wednesday.

2006-01-02 15:45:00

The family fantasy "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" returned to the top of the North American box office during the New Year holiday weekend, ending the two-week reign of "King Kong," according to studio estimates issued on Monday.

2005-12-29 21:00:12

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - King Kong may be a far-fetched creation of Hollywood but scientists say the big ape has some basis in biological fact: animals on islands often evolve into gigantic versions of their mainland kin.

2005-12-26 14:10:00

"King Kong" reigned at the North American box office for a second weekend on Monday, leading a busy field of Christmas newcomers and expansions even as overall ticket sales fell.

2005-12-21 19:45:00

"King Kong: The History of a Movie Icon, from Fay Wray to Peter Jackson," by Ray Morton By Gregory McNamee LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - King Kong, late of Skull Island, was big and hairy. He had an eye for the ladies. He didn't like flashbulbs. He didn't like planes.

2005-12-18 15:05:00

Director Peter Jackson's costly remake of "King Kong," one of the most hyped movies of the year, started off with more of a whimper than a roar at the North American box office, according to sales data issued on Sunday by its distributor Universal Pictures.

2005-12-18 13:13:45

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "King Kong," one of the most expensive and hyped movies of the year, sold a relatively modest $66.2 million worth of tickets in its first five days of release across North America, according to estimates issued on Sunday by its distributor Universal Pictures.

2005-12-16 02:05:00

The critics aren't the only ones raving about Peter Jackson's "King Kong." For the film's promotional partners, the movie represents a rare opportunity to have a director of Jackson's caliber creatively involved in their programs, for which they've awarded him their own thumbs up.

2005-12-15 20:45:00

"King Kong," the self-proclaimed eighth wonder of the world, burst into theaters this week, but the somewhat muted numbers did not reflect the scope of director Peter Jackson's latest masterpiece.

2005-12-15 18:20:00

Big budget epic "King Kong" generated nearly $18 million in its Wednesday debut at global box offices, but U.S. and Canadian ticket sales fell below the expectations held by some industry watchers.

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