Godzilla vs. Kong saw its opening night in China yesterday and made an estimated $21.5 million, making it the best opening of a Hollywood film since Covid began.
It’s looking to do even better over the weekend in China though, with Deadline reporting an estimated high $60 million profit. China is currently the box office leader for ticket sales in 2021, but if you take into account all of the countries showing the film over the weekend, Godzilla vs. Kong is estimated to make $90 million dollars internationally.
There are some extra factors to consider in the film’s success as well. Godzilla vs. Kong will be launching a week later overseas on March 31, and will also get a simultaneous release on HBO Max. Both of these factors will undoubtedly pump a lot more money into the film’s profit.
Even with these factors, Godzilla vs. Kong has already overtaken Warner Bros. last release, Tenet, which hit $53 million internationally. If Godzilla vs. Kong hits $60 million, it’ll become the film with the best international debut during the pandemic.
Godzilla vs. Kong’s performance in China is already ahead of the last film in the Monster-verse, King of Monsters, which earned $18 million on its first day in theatres. That film eventually went on to make $66 million over its first weekend, which means that Godzilla vs. Kong should still be trailing ahead.
This isn’t particularly surprising considering how few films have released in cinemas during Covid, but it’s still positive to see the film getting so much interest. The film isn’t just tracking well financially either, as the early reviews have also been very positive.
Critics have so far lauded the film’s action set-pieces, visuals, and fan-service, whilst being less positive on the human element of the film and an apparent sidelining of Godzilla in favour of more Kong screentime. It’s looking good if you’re a fan of big monsters punching each other in the face.
Fans will be happy to know that recent posters for the film have revealed exactly how tall Godzilla and Kong are. The Godzilla costume has also returned to Fall Guy ahead of the film’s release, although this time with a fire design inspired by Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.
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