Godzilla vs. Kong is poised to become the most successful film to be released during the industry-slamming pandemic era. And by most successful, we mean a big studio film that’s actually going to make the studios a profit.
The Warner Bros. and Legendary event pic has passed $US357 million in total worldwide box office receipts, an impressive result seeing as a number of major international markets still have cinemas closed due to COVID and the fact that the film had a simultaneous drop on HBO Max in the US. This result puts it in line to overtake previous pandemic-era record holder (and another WB film) Tenet, which earned $US363 million worldwide.
Godzilla vs. Kong earned another $US13.4 million in the US over the past weekend, taking its domestic gross past $US69 million. Internationally, the film has topped $US288 million, with over $US136 million coming from China’s box office. Australian audiences have driven around $16 million to the film’s earnings.
According to Deadline, the $US160 million-budgeted film has thus far managed to bring in around $US96.4 million in profit for Warner Bros.
“We’re thrilled that Godzilla vs. Kong is bringing audiences back into theaters where they are open around the world, and also delivering for our HBO Max subscribers in their homes here in the U.S.,” said Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich in a statement. The number of HBO Max subscribers signed up because of the film has not been released.
Directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest, You’re Next), Godzilla vs. Kong pits the two icons against one another with humanity caught in the balance. The cast includes Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir.
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