'Godzilla vs Kong' Adds $13.3 Million in 2nd Weekend at Box Office

'Godzilla vs Kong' Adds $13.3 Million in 2nd Weekend at Box Office

April 11, 2021

After steep Friday drop, MonsterVerse film rebounds with $6.2 million grossed on Saturday

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After taking a steep drop on Friday, Warner Bros./Legendary’s “Godzilla vs. Kong” popped back up with $6.2 million grossed from 3,084 theaters on Saturday, giving it an estimated second weekend total of $13.3 million and an overall domestic total of $69.5 million.

The long term outlook for the MonsterVerse film looked somewhat unclear when Friday grosses dropped 67% to just under $4 million, but with the Saturday rebound, “Godzilla vs. Kong” is now looking like it is following the typical pattern of a Hollywood blockbuster with a 58% weekend-to-weekend drop, even if the overall numbers are diminished as theaters continue to go through the months-long reopening process. The next step for the film is to see how it does in two weeks against fellow Warner release “Mortal Kombat” and whether growing interest in returning to the movies and the steadily rising number of open theaters can allow both to perform despite sharing the same core 18-45 male demographic.

“Godzilla vs. Kong” has already become the highest grossing film in North America since the pandemic closed theaters a year ago, passing the $58.5 million total earned by “Tenet” on Friday as it has enjoyed a wider release in the U.S. and Canada than the Christopher Nolan film ever did. And despite ongoing pandemic closures in Europe and South America, “GvK” is also set to eclipse the $365 million global total of “Tenet” in the coming week. The next goal for the film is to become the first movie since “Bad Boys For Life” to earn a domestic total of over $100 million.

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