Godzilla and King Kong fight in Warner Bros.’s “Godzilla vs. Kong.”
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“Godzilla vs. Kong” hits pandemic box office records.
On Saturday Warner Bros., who co-produced the film with Legendary, revealed that his kaiju-filled film had exceeded $ 60 million at the domestic box office, making it the highest-grossing film to be released during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Previously, Tenet, another Warner Bros. film, held the record for $ 58.5 million, which it secured during its 2020 theatrical release.
As it stands, Warner Bros. ‘films currently represent four of the five highest-grossing films released during the pandemic. Tenet is the second highest, Wonder Woman 1984 is fourth at $ 46.2 million, and Tom and Jerry is fifth at $ 40.3 million.
The third highest grossing film in the pandemic is Universal “Croods: A New Age,” which grossed $ 56.5 million while in theater.
“It’s starting to look like the summer of April as ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ surpasses box office milestones that would have been unthinkable just a few weeks ago,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. “Warner Bros. ‘ The release strategy has paid off, proving that cinema is still king when it comes to creating the most impactful, immersive cinematic experience. “
“Godzilla vs. Kong” has broken a number of records since it opened on March 31st. The film saw the biggest opening weekend since the coronavirus pandemic began $ 32.2 million in theaters on its first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
It opened in more than 3,000 theaters across North America over the weekend, most of the films being made during the pandemic. had the biggest opening day on Wednesday at $ 9.6 million and the biggest single day on Saturday at $ 12.5 million.
“Godzilla vs. Kong” signals that Consumers really want to go to the cinema for new blockbuster features, suggesting the summer slate could have similar success.
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