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Godzilla Vs. Kong smashes global records, now highest-grossing Hollywood film of the pandemic

Godzilla Vs. Kong smashes global records as it surpasses Tenet to become the highest-grossing Hollywood film of the pandemic

Godzilla Vs. Kong is continuing its monster success at the box-office, smashing another record as the top-grossing Hollywood movie of the pandemic globally.

The fourth installment of the MonsterVerse saga has now earned $390million around the world, surpassing the $365million Tenet was able to rake in last year.

The Legendary-produced action extravaganza continued to reign supreme domestically, topping the charts for the third weekend in a row. 

Hear me roar! Godzilla Vs. Kong has set the record for the highest-grossing Hollywood film of the pandemic globally, raking in $390million across the world

This weekend Godzilla Vs. Kong earned $7.7million across the 3,001 of the nation’s theaters, bringing the film’s total US take to $80.5million.

The brought it $12.2million overseas, for a three week total of $309.7 million. 

All in all, the battle of the beasts has banked $390.2 million worldwide, with China responsible for $177million in tickets to date.

Timing was on Godzilla Vs. Kong’s side domestically, as one of the first big productions to premiere after New York and Los Angeles cinemas began reopening at reduced capacity.

Though it had to deal with the unique challenge of being available for home-viewing to HBO Max subscribers, it seems fans were willing to flock to theaters for the big screen experience, a comforting sight for the struggling entertainment sector. 

Good timing: Timing was on Godzilla Vs. Kong's side, as one of the first big productions to premiere after New York and Los Angeles cinemas began reopening at reduced capacity. It was also available to stream via HBO Max, making its box office take more impressive

Good timing: Timing was on Godzilla Vs. Kong’s side, as one of the first big productions to premiere after New York and Los Angeles cinemas began reopening at reduced capacity. It was also available to stream via HBO Max, making its box office take more impressive

Home ground: Godzilla Vs. Kong earned $7.7million across the 3,001 of the nation's theaters, bringing the film's total US take to $80.5million

Home ground: Godzilla Vs. Kong earned $7.7million across the 3,001 of the nation’s theaters, bringing the film’s total US take to $80.5million 

While WarnerMedia didn’t release any viewership data for Godzilla vs. Kong on HBO Max, Andy Forssell, EVP and General Manager of WarnerMedia Direct-to-Consumer, was seemingly pleased with the results.

‘The HBO Max audience has spoken very clearly and loudly: they love this film and are watching it more than once,’ Forssell began. 

Following behind GvK in second place, Universal’s Bob Odenkirk-fronted action thrilled Nobody generated $2.5million domestically across 2405 venues. 

The Sony Pictures thriller The Unholy rounds out the top three with $2million from 2057 locations.

Modest showing: Following behind GvK in second place, Universal's Bob Odenkirk-fronted action thrilled Nobody generated $2.5million domestically across 2405 venues

Modest showing: Following behind GvK in second place, Universal’s Bob Odenkirk-fronted action thrilled Nobody generated $2.5million domestically across 2405 venues

Godzilla Vs. Kong was able to dominate in part due to a stripped back slate of studio releases due to the pandemic.

But next week monster smash will have to contend with the highly anticipated video game adaptation Mortal Kombat, out April 23rd, also a Warner Bros. release.

Though the giants are clearly the stars, Godzilla Vs. Kong also features the charms of human actors Millie Bobby Brown, Alexander Skarsgard, Eiza Gonzalez and Kyle Chandler.

The high-production spectacle has earned favorable reviews, with The Daily Beast’s Nick Schager calling it ‘Big, dumb, city-destroying fun.’ Godzilla Vs. Kong is currently hovering around a 75% on Rotten Tomatoes

Friendly competition: next week monster smash will have to contend with the highly anticipated video game adaptation Mortal Kombat, out April 23rd, also a Warner Bros. release

Friendly competition: next week monster smash will have to contend with the highly anticipated video game adaptation Mortal Kombat, out April 23rd, also a Warner Bros. release

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