Warner Bros’ latest MonsterVerse flick “Godzilla vs. Kong” had the best opening day at the box office since Covid wrecked the film industry. “Godzilla vs. Kong” hit U.S. theaters Wednesday and took home a whopping $9.6 million dollars.
Thanks to major cities reopening their theaters, the MonsterVerse film came to 2,409 venues on its first night. This weekend it will open to a total of 3,064 theaters across the country, by far the most during the pandemic. However, “Godzilla vs. Kong” has already made ton of money in the international market. According to Variety, the film has grossed over $121 million at the international box office.
“Godzilla vs. Kong” continues Warner Bros’ dominance of the 2021 U.S. box office. Their February release of “Tom and Jerry” brought home $14 million its first weekend in theaters, the most of 2021. Warner Bros is surely happy that they are expected to top their own number one spot this Easter weekend.
In addition to being a tentpole blockbuster, “Godzilla vs. Kong” has been receiving great reviews. It currently holds strong at 80% on Rotten Tomatoes with an audience score of 95%. This is a major rebound from 2019’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” which has a sad 42%.
While tons of moviegoers are expected to flock to cinemas this weekend, “Godzilla vs. Kong” is also streaming on HBO Max. Warner Bros turned heads when they announced all 2021 releases will be accompanied by same day streaming on HBO Max. However, it’s proving to be a great way to ride out the pandemic.
“Godzilla vs. Kong” stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry. But the real stars of the show are the 350 feet CGI monsters.