“Godzilla vs. Kong” hits the mark and sets a record for a film released during the Covid-19 pandemic

The feature produced the best start in the world for an American film released during the health crisis, grossing $ 123.1 million.

An encouraging sign for the world of cinema, suffering from the Covid-19 crisis. Godzilla vs. Kong, released in theaters in 38 countries in recent days, has generated a total of $ 123.1 million. A figure that allows him to clinch the record for the best start for a Hollywood film in the world since the start of the pandemic, according to Deadline. U.S. revenue numbers are yet to fall, the Warner Bros. only released this Wednesday across the Atlantic in theaters and on the HBO Max platform.

The Los Angeles Times specifies that the film by Adam Wingard already exceeds the total receipts of Wonder Woman 1984 outside the United States, which has risen to $ 120 million since its release last December. Before Godzilla vs. Kong, it was Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster Tenet which held the record for the best startup in the world for a Hollywood film released during the epidemic, with $ 53 million.

Release mid-May in France?

Great spectacle disaster film, Godzilla vs. Kong sees these two cinema icons clash in a merciless fight. This is the fourth installment of the “MonsterVerse” developed by Legendary Pictures, after the reboot Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), reboot of King Kong, and Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters (2019). Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) and Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood, Big Little Lies) are part of the cast.

Before winning this record, Godzilla vs. Kong has suffered several setbacks: initially scheduled for March 2020, it has been postponed many times because of the health crisis. In France, where cinemas are still closed, it is now expected on May 19.


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