Godzilla vs Kong Surpasses Tenet to Take Top Spot at Pandemic Box Office
In just two weeks, Godzilla vs. Kong has beaten Tenet for the title of the highest-grossing film at the box office during the pandemic.
Godzilla vs. Kong has surpassed as the highest-grossing film during the pandemic. After months of delays, opened in theaters and on HBO Max and appeared to be just the movie people wanted to see. In its first week of release, it became the highest-grossing film at the 2021 box-office and scored the record for the biggest opening weekend since theaters shut down in March 2020.
According to Deadline, Godzilla vs. Kong domestic box-office of $69.5 million makes it the highest-grossing film released during the pandemic. The film grossed $13.3 million dollars in its second weekend at the domestic box office as more theaters have begun to open up across the country at limited capacity. In just ten days of release, Godzilla vs. Kong beat fellow Warner Bros. film Tenet, who previously held the record with $58.5 million.
This impressive box-office return for Godzilla vs. Kong, despite also being available on HBO Max, is a good sign for future box-office prospects. Godzilla vs. Kong currently has no major competition until April 23 with the release of another Warner Bros. film, Mortal Kombat. The summer movie season has officially been set in place with films like F9 and Black Widow set to open after theaters in Los Angeles open at full capacity and it could mark a return to normal at the box office. While Godzilla vs. Kong may not hold the title for long, it will be seen in the record books as a milestone in box office history at a time when it was at its lowest.
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