King Kong opened at the 6,200 seat Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Crowds
lined up around the block on opening day and tickets were priced at 35 to 75 cents
and, in its first four days, every one of its ten shows a day were sold out, setting
an all time attendance record for an indoor event. Over the four day period, the
film grossed $89,931. In 1991 Kong was selected by the Library of Congress for
preservation in the National Film Registry.