Movie-going has taken a battering this past year, with many blockbusters delayed indefinitely and shunted off to various streaming services. Amidst all of this, though, we at least have a fun bit of box office news, with reports that Godzilla Vs Kong is now the highest-grossing American movie of the pandemic era.
The movie, which sees the two monsters face off against each-other and cathartically smash a whole lot of stuff, crossed the $US 60 million mark at the US box office on Friday. This means that it officially Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet, which was meant to save movie-going last year and then, y’know, didn’t, capping out at $US 58.2 million.
Godzilla vs Kong had the best opening weekend of the pandemic in the US, where many people are getting vaccinated and getting back to living their lives. It made a total of $US 31.6 million in that frame, while it had a $US 3.57 million opening weekend here in Australia, according to Box Office Mojo.
The film has earned $US 300 million worldwide, putting it well on track to overtake Tenet‘s $US 363 million. Damn it feels good to write about nerdy box office stats again.
The movie, which has been hailed as “a crowd-pleasing, smash-’em-up monster flick and a straight-up action picture par excellence” is in local cinemas now, so what are you waiting for?