King Kong finally surged and took in $14.2 million yesterday (Friday, 12.15) following Thursday’s paltry $6.4 million and Wednesday’s disappointing $9.8 million. It’ll probably tally $46 to $47 million for the three-day weekend and about $62 million for the first five days. Figure a domestic total of $250 or $275 million after all is said and done…which is less than what Universal was hoping for. Kong will turn a handy profit down the road, but there’s a definite shortfall thing happening here and it’s hard to figure why. What happened to the monster revenues that were expected from the get-go?