The MonsterVerse is back! Godzilla vs King Kong continues to surprise movie fans around the globe and Warner Bros. anticipates it may be one of the top box office hits to be released during the pandemic so far.
The movie sees two monsters, a radioactive lizard and a giant ape go ahead in a battle to the death for roughly an hour and 53 minutes. And if love to watch two monsters go at each other with brutal force then Godzilla vs King Kong is right up your corner.
What makes this title very interesting is that despite the previous let downs and poor performances many movies have suffered at the box office due to the pandemic, Warner Bros. might see its title make some good money once it hits domestic theatres on Wednesday.
The film will also stream on platforms like HBO Max and is expected to make about $20 million over the holiday weekend. Though that is a very low number for a movie that had a budget close to $100 t0 200 million, the numbers still make it a potential monster hit at box office openings of the pandemic.
As countries continue to increase their vaccination drives, more people are expected to return to the theatres soon while other studios have begun to resume their schedules for movies that had been put on hold seeing a bright future ahead for an industry that has been hit hard since the pandemic.
“‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ is important both financially and symbolically for a movie theatre industry that has been shaken to its core by the pandemic,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore, told CNN Business. “This weekend’s debut provides a real-time opportunity to gauge consumer enthusiasm for a film that truly warrants a big-screen experience, while also being available at home just a click and a subscription away.”
“Godzilla vs. Kong” on its way to becoming a global box office hit
Warner Bros. has its fingers crossed and highly anticipates that its monster movie may actually do well at the weekend Easter holiday since many people will be home ready to stream it online or some will head to the closest theatre to catch it on the big screen.
For Warner Bros., “Godzilla vs. Kong” already looks like a success. The film opened last week in China with a powerful debut earning roughly $70 million reports CNN.
As of now, the film has already made more than $120 million at the global box office. It should be noted that Warner Bros. monster verse series such as “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” made $394 million worldwide in 2019, according to Comscore, which was before the pandemic hit.
“Godzilla vs. Kong” is arriving just as the tide seems to be turning for movie attendance. “Hollywood needs more popcorn flicks in theatres if it wants to cultivate a revival,” according to Jeff Bock, a senior analyst at entertainment research firm Exhibitor Relations.
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