Godzilla and King Kong, monsters on the screen and at the box office, have kickstarted cinema attendance in Asia. The latest instalment in the Monster Universe franchise, Godzilla vs. Kong, debuted in the region on March 24, instantly pulling in fans in Hong Kong becoming the #1 movie.
The Warner Bros. distributed film surpassed box office expectations and achieved regional revenues in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India and Korea of US$25.2m on its opening weekend, with US$1.7m in Hong Kong. This made it the biggest industry opening in 2021 and local fans clearly fans were delighted that film’s final battle scene took place in Hong Kong.
It is clear that audiences are excited to return to theatres and to enjoy the biggest film titles on the big screen. Godzilla vs. Kong also made history being the biggest IMAX opening of the Monster Universe in 13 international territories including in India and Taiwan.
In China, where the film opened on March 26 and is distributed by Legendary Pictures, it took US$70.3m from 42,000 screens, with a 82% share of the box office. In the US, Godzilla vs. Kong opens in cinemas and debuts on HBO Max today (March 31). Other Warner Bros. films released during the pandemic include Tenet, Wonder Woman 1984, Tom & Jerry: The Movie, Academy Award-nominated Judas and the Black Messiah, with Mortal Kombat soon to debut.
About Godzilla vs Kong (112 mins) – https://youtu.be/odM92ap8_c0
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes the long-awaited showdown between two icons in the epic adventure Godzilla vs. Kong, directed by Adam Wingard. It stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown and Rebecca Hall.
Legends collide in Godzilla vs. Kong as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The initial confrontation between the two Titans – instigated by unseen forces – is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth. www.godzillavskong.com