Godzilla vs. Kong has officially crossed the $ 400 million mark at the global box office. Warner Bros., which produced the film with Legendary Pictures, made the announcement following another successful weekend of fundraising around the world. The latest entry in the MonsterVerse franchise managed to accomplish the feat in about a month. Considering the circumstances, this is extremely impressive.
As of this writing, according to Warner Bros., Godzilla vs. Kong has taken in $ 85.3 million domestically. During that time, he earned $ 315.8 million overseas. The film won its first three weekends at the domestic box office and debuted in China. He managed to keep that momentum going for several weeks, bringing it to this major milestone. The president of home distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures, Jeff Goldstein, had this to say about it in a statement.
“It’s obvious that ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ is reviving cinema everywhere and audiences are more than ready to return to the movies, wherever and whenever they’re safe, for a big screen experience like this. “
This feat is incredible for several reasons. On the one hand, it is by far the biggest theatrical debut since the start of the pandemic. While more theaters are open than for Tenet or Wonder Woman 1984, many of them still have strict capacity limits. It is also extremely important to note that the film is available on HBO Max in the United States to be streamed at no additional cost to subscribers. Either way, moviegoers flocked to see the huge kaiju beat. Andrew Cripps, president of international distribution for Warner Bros., had this to say.
“It has been thrilling to see this film make a comeback in theaters around the world, with an audience that continues to grow and maintain the importance of the universal shared experience of going to the cinema. “
Godzilla vs. Kong , directed by Adam Wingard, had already managed to overtake its predecessor, the 2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters . This franchise entry reached $ 383 million worldwide. And it had the benefit of being aired when health and safety concerns weren’t ravaging the industry. This further illustrates the performance of this film.
The cast of Godzilla vs Kong includes Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza Gonzalez, Julian Dennison, with Kyle Chandler and Demian Bichir. To go along with the financial success, this is also the highest rated entry in the MonsterVerse franchise to date, critically speaking. He holds a critical approval rating of 75% on Rotten Tomatoes to go with a stellar audience score of 91%.
To date, the MonsterVerse consists of four films; 2014 Godzilla and 2017 Kong: Skull Island , in addition to the two more recent entries. To date, the series has grossed over $ 1.87 billion worldwide. So it wouldn’t be surprising if Warner Bros. and Legendary are teaming up for other installments. However, no other movie has been announced yet. Godzilla vs. Kong is in theaters and on HBO Max now. This news comes to us via Business Wire.
Topics: Godzilla Vs King Kong, Box Office, Monsterverse, Movie Theaters