King Kong

King Kong ★★★½

KING KONG – A man with a camera makes life a waking nightmare for a young woman, an animal, a city, and a remote culture. (fun fantasy, 1933)

This movie grossed a then-record $90K over opening weekend, smashed per-screen attendance records and ended up grossing $1.76-1.86 million during its first release.


That's not even close to enough to crack 1933's top 10 highest grossing movies. The reason for the disparity was RKO being nearly out of business and could not afford to distribute Kong in as many theaters as, say, Tugboat Annie or She Done Him Wrong.

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