‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Rules at the Box Office

by Lacey Gelzinis

Despite it being a holiday weekend, this action-packed story went above and beyond industry projections with a whopping $48.5 million with a 5-day box office, according to The Hollywood Reporter. $12.5 million was racked up on Saturday alone. With the global pandemic shutting down movie theatres for months, audiences are excited to see movies on a big screen with big sound again. Warner Bros. was the first to jump back into action with the movie Tenet back in August and now they say this movie is the movie that will make people reintroduce themselves into a normal social environment. The insane results from the release of Godzilla Vs. Kong is huge for the motion picture industry and movie theatres. This film also came out on HBO Max and Andy Forssell (EVP and General Manager of Warner Media Direct-to-Consumer) said this movie “had a larger viewing audience than any other film or show on HBO Max since launch”. The movie also booked a record amount of private auditoriums at 10k, more than any other title during the pandemic.

In Godzilla Vs. Kong, the two mythical creatures meet in a battle for the ages. Kong and his protectors go on a journey to find his true home alongside a young orphan girl named Jia with whom he formed a unique and powerful bond. They unexpectedly find themselves in Godzilla’s path of destruction across the globe. A war is started between the two titans which is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

Godzilla vs. Kong is directed by Adam Wingard and stars Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, and Ziyi Zhang reprising their roles from Godzilla: King of the Monsters. New additions to the MonsterVerse include Alexander Skarsgard, Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry, Demian Bichir, Rebecca Hall, Jessica Henwick, Eiza Gonzalez, Shun Oguri, Lance Reddick, and Kaylee Hottle.


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