“Godzilla vs. Kong“ has brought in $48.5 million in its first five days since opening.
What Happened: After a year-long pandemic, there is some good news for the U.S. theater owners. Even though the industry is still on the verge of recovery from pandemic-related business loss, the domestic box office is cherishing the success of “Godzilla vs. Kong.“ It is considered the largest turnout by far for a movie since the pandemic began, Variety reports.
- The film is a production of AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) subsidiary Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures Productions LLC, a subsidiary of China's Wanda Group.
- It opened theatrically in the U.S. and Canada on March 31, with a simultaneous streaming presentation on HBO Max.
- The Warner Bros. movie has garnered a five-day opening of $48.5 million, with a $32.2 million estimated Friday-to-Sunday total from 3,064 theaters across the U.S.
- The movie is available to HBO Max subscribers for free. In Canada, the film has generated $3 million through various digital platforms.
- According to reports, the movie brought in $121 million during its international opening in March. Its global total is now at $285 million.
- In 2019, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters“ brought in $47.8 million domestically over its first three-day weekend. It went on to reach $110.5 million domestically and $386 million worldwide during that year.
- The last domestic opening was Warner Bros.' “Wonder Woman 1984“ in December with $16.7 million, followed by “Tom and Jerry“ with $14 million.
- Sony Pictures' horror film “The Unholy“ has pulled in $3.2 million, opening from 1,850 locations.
- Universal's “Nobody“ is in the third position with $3 million in its second weekend. Its domestic tally was at $11.8 million.
- Walt Disney Co's (NYSE: DIS) “Raya and the Last Dragon“ is in fourth with $2 million and a $32.2 million total after five weekends.
- Warner Bros.' “Tom & Jerry“ is in fifth with an estimated $1.4 million and a $39.5 million domestic total.
(Photo of “Godzilla vs. Kong“ courtesy Warner Bros.)