Hollywood movie “Godzilla Faces Kong” set a new world record for pandemic era movies.
Revenue has topped $ 385 million since opening two weeks ago.
The strong display came despite ongoing restrictions on attendance in many places, restoring hope for an industry hit by the Coronavirus.
Revenue exceeded the $ 48.5 million the film brought in during its first five days in the United States, the weekend premieres of the previous Godzilla movie.
Overall, the film grossed over $ 236 million outside the United States, although it has yet to release in some major markets, such as Japan, Brazil, and many parts of Western Europe. More than half of the sales were in China.
“The numbers don’t lie,” said Jeff Goldstein, head of local distribution for the producer company (Warner Bros), who provided the numbers with co-producer (Legendary Entertainment), “The numbers don’t lie, it is clear that wherever the audience is ready to safely return to the stage, they did, and we’re happy with the results.”
Movie operators also welcomed the performance at the box office, although the film was available for streaming via HBO Max.
IMAX reported that more than 1,000 movie theaters have been sold, while CEO Rich Gelfond described the film as “a symbol of the enduring strength of the theatrical experience of blockbuster filmmaking”.
And in the United States, (Godzilla v. Kong) revenue was more than $ 32 million in its opening weekend, nearly double what happened in Wonder Woman: 1984, which was previously the biggest opening of a movie during the pandemic era.
And in recent weeks, cinemas in major markets in New York and Los Angeles have been allowed to reopen with attendance restrictions for the first time since the pandemic.