“Godzilla vs. Kong” is smashing pandemic ticket office records.
On Saturday Warner Bros., which produced the movie alongside Legendary, revealed that its kaiju-filled movie had actually topped $60 million at the domestic ticket office, making it the highest-grossing motion picture to be released during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Previously, “Tenet,” another Warner Bros. movie held the record with $58.5 million, which it protected throughout its theatrical run in 2020.
As it stands, Warner Bros.’ movies presently represent 4 out of the leading 5 highest-grossing films launched during the pandemic. “Tenet” is the 2nd highest, “Wonder Woman 1984,” which tallied $46.2 million is the fourth, and “Tom and Jerry,” which hovers at $40.3 million, is 5th.
The third-highest earning movie of the pandemic is Universal’s “Croods: A New Age,” which scored $56.5 million throughout its time in theaters.
” It’s beginning to look a lot like summertime in April with ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ crossing box-office turning points that would have been unthinkable simply a few weeks back,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. “Warner Bros.’ release strategy settled huge and, while doing so, showed that the theater is still king when it comes to creating the most impactful and immersive moviegoing experience.”
“Godzilla vs. Kong” has actually shattered a number of records given that opening March 31. The film posted the biggest opening weekend given that the coronavirus pandemic started, taking $32.2 million over its first Friday, Saturday and Sunday in theaters.
It also opened in more than 3,000 theaters in North America over the weekend, one of the most of any film during the pandemic, had the largest opening day on Wednesday with $9.6 million and the largest single day on Saturday with $12.5 million.
“Godzilla vs. Kong” signals that customers aspire to head to the movie theater for new hit features and recommends that the summertime slate could see comparable success.
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