You Can Watch Godzilla vs. Kong online 2021 movie the new special effects extravaganza that imagines a battle royale between two of cinema’s most famous monsters, has surpassed $350 million at the global box office.
The Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures release is the first true blockbuster of the pandemic era. Domestically, “Godzilla vs. Kong’s” box office total stands at $69.5 million. Overall, the film has earned $357.8 million and counting. Internationally, “Godzilla vs. Kong” has amassed a sizable $288.3 million, with China accounting for the lion’s share of the grosses with a $165.4 million haul. Other top markets include Australia ($16 million), Mexico ($15.8 million), Taiwan ($11.7 million) and Russia ($11.1 million). The film is currently screening in nearly 40 markets.
What makes “Godzilla vs. Kong’s” box office performance so impressive is that it is also available in the U.S. on HBO Max. It is pulling in these sizable grosses despite the fact that most theaters are only operating at limited capacity due to coronavirus.
WATCH Godzilla vs. Kong” is the latest installment in Legendary’s ongoing monster-verse. Adam Wingard directs a cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir.
“We’re thrilled that ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ is bringing audiences back into theaters where they are open around the world, and also delivering for our HBO Max subscribers in their homes here in the U.S.,” said Toby Emmerich, chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “It’s truly a pleasure for all of us at Warner Bros. and HBO Max to be able to thank and congratulate Adam, Legendary and the entire ‘GvK’ team on the great results for this terrific movie.”
Speaking of China, it has earned $165 million in 17 days, pushing it past Captain Marvel ($155 million) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters ($135 million) among the 2019 biggies. It won’t get to Spider-Man: Far from Home or Hobbs & Shaw, both of which earned $200 million in 2019. it will pass Kong: Skull Island ($168 million in 2017) to be China’s biggest MonsterVerse flick thus far in unadjusted grosses. If it gets past the $181 million gross of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, it’ll be the biggest non-Marvel/non-DC and non-Fast Saga Hollywood flick since Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($267 million) in mid-2018.
Its current $357 million global gross is already 2.16x its reported $165 million budget, and Warner Bros. is already in the black for its share thanks to a brisk-and-brief marketing campaign (we didn’t get a trailer until mid-January) and robust overseas numbers. At a glance, we’re probably looking at a global finish of around $425-$435 million plus whatever it earns in territories yet to play. Just that would put it over/under Bad Boys for Life ($428 million) and My People My Homeland ($430 million) among last year’s biggest global grossers. Whether it breaks out yet-to-open marketplaces will determine if it passes $500 million.
Of the territories in which it hasn’t opened, Kong: Skull Island earned $12 million in France and $17 million in Japan, while Godzilla earned $12 million in France and $30 million in Japan but Godzilla: King of the Monsters earned $6 million in France and $27 million in Japan. No, I’m not expecting Lithuania or Bulgaria to break box office records. Barring a massive over-performance, and not considering non-theatrical releases or worsening Covid conditions, we’re probably looking at an extra $60 million from un-opened territories. If it pulls a Frozen in Japan well, Frozen grossed $267 million in 2014, so that’s around $727 million worldwide.
Obviously, that’s just fun with math. Barring a fluke in either direction, it’s likely to end its global run with between $430 million and $500 million worldwide. So, yes, it’s going to top Godzilla ($372 million in 1998) Godzilla: King of the Monsters ($390 million in 2019) and will likely pass Rampage ($430 million in 2018) and The Eight Hundred (last year’s top global grosser with $471 million). If it surges here and there, it’ll flirt with the over/under $530 million totals of Godzilla and The Meg or maybe even the $555 million and $569 million cumes of King Kong and Skull Island, but that’s a stretch.
That consumers like this movie does point toward a continuation for the MonsterVerse, although what form that should/will take is an open question. Can you do a Hobbs & Shaw-style team-up movie with a Godzilla and King Kong who can’t talk? Can Legendary pay the Kadokawa Corporation to let Gamera come out and play? That it’s doing about as well as would have been expected in non-Covid times (sans HBO Max and Covid variables but amid a crowded tentpole-centric slate sans the “first biggie of the moment” hook) is a sign that something resembling theatrical recovery, at least for tentpoles, is possible.