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Not only are Godzilla and King Kong the rulers of the MonsterVerse, they’re also the kings of the pandemic box office. Godzilla vs. Kong grossed nearly $ 20 million worldwide on its fourth weekend, increasing its total box office revenue $ 390.2 million brought. He has with it Tenet ($ 363.7 million) overtaken the top-grossing Hollywood film to hit theaters during the coronavirus pandemic. Only three Chinese productions earned even more in their home country. The lion’s share of the current total income also comes from China Godzilla vs. Kong. The Kaiju blockbuster grossed around $ 177 million in China, more than any other film from Warner’s MonsterVerse.
Worldwide has Godzilla vs. Kong already the final overall result of Godzilla II: King of the Monsters ($ 386.6 million) exceeded. That is especially noteworthy there Godzilla II of course ran under normal conditions and Godzilla vs. Kong in addition, has not even started in large markets like Japan, Brazil or large parts of Europe. Spain is the only major European country where the film is already showing. Should he still reach these missing markets in the next few months, a total profit of more than half a billion US dollars is for Godzilla vs. Kong most likely.
In North America, the strip grossed $ 80.5 million after 19 days on rental. If you consider that around 2000 cinemas in the USA and Canada are still closed, the cinemas in the metropolises of New York and Los Angeles only operate with limited capacity and the film also all of them HBO-Max– Is available to stream for free to subscribers, it’s a very impressive interim result. So has Godzilla vs. Kong Tenet ($ 58.5 million) also easily overtaken as the top-selling film in the Corona era in North America. Of course I had Tenet but also the great disadvantage of having been shown in significantly fewer cinemas, with the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and New York being omitted for him. Should the reopening of the cinemas in the USA proceed as planned, could Godzilla vs. Kong even cracking the $ 100 million mark there, which is currently a huge success.
Other successful markets for the strip are Australia with $ 19.1 million, Mexico with $ 17.1 million, and Taiwan with $ 12.1 million. The film is currently running outside of North America 7% in front Kong: Skull Island and 96% before the first Godzilla in the same period. Cinema releases in France and Japan are currently planned for mid-May. Unfortunately, there are currently no start plans for Germany.