Opening Weekend of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Film Earns US$80 Million in U.S., and US$114 Million Worldwide


According to Box Office Mojo, the sequel Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire film raked in an estimated $80 million during its debut weekend in the United States. Friday saw earnings of approximately $37,000,000, followed by $26,600,000 on Saturday, and $16,400,000 on Easter Sunday, securing the film’s dominance at the U.S. box office for the weekend.

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Internationally, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire film amassed an estimated $114 million from 63 screenings, with China leading the pack with an opening haul of $44 million. This brings the global earnings for the film to a staggering $194 million. Combined with its U.S. debut, the “Monsterverse” series now boasts a total revenue of $2 billion from its five films.

Deadline reported that during Thursday preview screenings across approximately 3,400 locations in the U.S., Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire pocketed around $8 million, marking the second-best preview showing for a “Monsterverse” movie, falling just behind 2014’s Godzilla, which earned $9.3 million.

Originally slated for release on April 12, the film hit U.S. theaters two weeks earlier, following a delay from its initial March 15 premiere. It was expected to screen in 3,850 theaters, including IMAX and 4DX formats, with Box Office Mojo recording a total of 3,861 theaters for its opening weekend.

The movie is set to premiere in Japan on April 26, with Adam Wingard (known for Death Note, The Guest, and You’re Next) returning to direct. Mary Parent, Álex García, Eric McLeod, Thomas Tull, and Jon Jashni served as producers.

In March 2021, the earlier installment, Godzilla vs. Kong, debuted internationally in territories without access to the HBO Max streaming service. It later topped the U.S. box office upon its theatrical release, accumulating $100,916,094 domestically and a total worldwide gross of $470,116,094, according to Box Office Mojo.

Japan witnessed the release of Godzilla vs. Kong in July 2021, after a postponement from its original May 2021 premiere, where it dominated the box office in its opening weekend.King Kong is a fictional giant ape creature that first appeared in the 1933 film “King Kong,” directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. The character has since become one of the most iconic figures in popular culture and has appeared in numerous films, television shows, books, comics, and other media.

In the original story, King Kong is a massive ape living on the mysterious Skull Island. He is captured and brought to New York City, where he escapes and wreaks havoc before meeting his tragic end atop the Empire State Building.

King Kong is often portrayed as a sympathetic creature, misunderstood by humans and driven by his primal instincts. Despite his immense size and strength, he is also depicted as having a vulnerable side, particularly in his interactions with human characters.

Godzilla is a fictional giant monster originating from Japan, and it has become one of the most iconic and enduring figures in popular culture. The character first appeared in the 1954 Japanese film “Godzilla,” directed by Ishirō Honda and produced by Toho Studios. Godzilla, also known as Gojira in Japanese, is often depicted as a prehistoric creature awakened and empowered by nuclear radiation.

The original 1954 film, “Godzilla,” was a metaphor for the fears and anxieties surrounding nuclear weapons and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. In the movie, Godzilla is depicted as a force of destruction, rampaging through Tokyo and leaving devastation in its wake.

Over the decades, Godzilla has appeared in numerous films, television series, comics, and other media, becoming a cultural phenomenon around the world. The character has been portrayed as both a destructive force of nature and a defender of humanity, depending on the storyline and the specific iteration.

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Source: Box Office Mojo


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