Tom Hiddleston

'Kong: Skull Island' conquers China's box office

'Kong: Skull Island' conquers China's box office

The U.S.-Sino co-production “Kong: Skull Island” ruled China’s box office last week, followed by Disney’s live-action remake “Beauty and the Beast.”

The monster-themed epic topped the weekly chart by taking in a massive $72.2 million over the weekend, according to film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway.

The film is co-produced by Warner Bros, China's Tencent Pictures and Legendary Entertainment, which is owned by the Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda.

Jordan Vogt Roberts directed “Kong,” which stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and the Chinese actress Jing Tian, who also played the female lead in Zhang Yimou’s “The Great Wall.”

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