King Kong

King Kong (2005)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Epic Film  |   Release Date - Dec 12, 2005  |   Run Time - 187 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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King Kong is a 2005 epic monster adventure film co-written, produced, and directed by Peter Jackson. A remake of the 1933 film of the same name, the film stars Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, and, through motion capture, Andy Serkis as the title character. Set in 1933, King Kong tells the story of an overly ambitious filmmaker who coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island. There they encounter Kong, a legendary giant gorilla, whom they capture and display in New York City, with tragic results.

The film's budget climbed from an initial US$150 million to a then-record-breaking $207 million. It was released on December 14, 2005 in Germany and on December 16 in the United States, and made an opening of $50.1 million. While it performed lower than expected, King Kong made domestic and worldwide grosses that eventually added up to $550 million, becoming the fourth-highest-grossing film in Universal Pictures history. It also generated $100 million in DVD sales upon its home video release. The film garnered positive reviews from critics and appeared on several "top ten" lists for 2005, who tended to praise it for its special effects, performances, sense of spectacle and comparison to the 1933 original. It won three Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects.

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Budget

$207,000,000

Box Office

$556,906,378

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1930s, Actress, Dinosaur, Giant Ape, Giant Gorilla, Giant Insect, Great Depression, Human Animal Relationship, Kaiju, Literary, Monster, New York City, Remake, Supernatural/Monsters

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Based On: King Kong
Filming Location: New York City, New Zealand
Narrative Location: King Kong universe, New York City
Subject: monster movies

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