King Kong (2005)
Starring: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis, Thomas Kretschmann
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Produced by: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Jan Blenkin
Screenplay by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Release Date: December 14th, 2005 (wide)
Running Time: 182 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Distributors: Universal Pictures
Triple Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) directs the dramatic adventure King Kong, bringing his sweeping cinematic vision to the iconic story of the gigantic ape captured in the wild and brought to civilization where he meets his tragic fate. 4More
'Kong' Grabs $50M, Climbs Atop Box Office
"King Kong" was less of a box-office brute than Hollywood expected, taking in $50.15 million in its first weekend, a sturdy start but unremarkable by Hollywood blockbuster standards.
Universal Pictures' action spectacle about a giant ape took over the top box-office spot from Disney's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," which slipped to second place with $31.2 million and lifted its 10-day total to $112.5 million, according to studio estimates released Sunday. 4 Read Details
INTERVIEWS & ARTICLES ZONES
Naomi Watts talks about King Kong days
A victim of jet-lag, 36 year-old Naomi had arrived in New York on the previous night's flight from China and only managed three and a half hours sleep before getting up to spend the day discussing the biggest film role of her career. 4More
In pictures: King Kong premiere
One of New York's most famous visitors - he memorably climbed, and fell from, the Empire State Building in 1933 - returned to the city on Monday.
Security around the giant ape was tight all day - but was Kong being guarded from the public, or the other way round?