Godzilla and King Kong fight in Warner Bros. ‘Godzilla v. Kong.
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Warner Bros. and Legendary “Godzilla vs. Kong” collected the best of the pandemic opening over the weekend, providing $ 32.2 million on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The film, which was released in Bulgaria on Wednesday, won $ 48.5 million in the United States and Canada.
Internationally, Godzilla v. Kong has added an additional $ 71
“The results for Godzilla v. Kong are absolutely mind-boggling and welcome to an industry that has been on the brink for more than a year,” said Paul Dergarabedyan, a senior media analyst at Comscore.
Godzilla v. Kong opened in more than 3,000 North American theaters over the weekend, the most of any movie during the pandemic. In addition to releasing the biggest opening weekend since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the film also had the biggest opening day on Wednesday at $ 9.6 million and the biggest single day on Saturday at $ 12.5 million.
“For anyone who may doubt the lingering demand for cinema, this performance is another sign of how resilient the theater industry can be,” said Sean Robbins, chief analyst at Boxoffice.com.
Over the weekend, only 55% of theaters were open in North America, compared to the total number opened in 2019, according to Comscore. Most of these cinemas operate at about 50% capacity.
“He needs to send a message to the studio again that the world’s audience is thirsty for big movies,” Robbins said. If “Godzilla v. Kong” can reach these figures in a still limited local market while streaming, imagine what other contenders will be able to achieve in the coming months when they are given a reasonable window of theatrical exclusivity of the day. first. “
“A sleeping giant is really starting to wake up,” he said.