Monday, May 27, 2024

Box Office: Pandemic Over? “Godzilla v Kong” Makes Monstrous $48.5 Mil in Opening Week


Is the pandemic over?

May be.

In its opening week, from last Wednesday through today, “Godzilla v Kong” made a monstrous $48.5 million. That was in fairly wide release, 3000 theaters. (Kong no longer uses “King,” his first name, patterning himself after Madonna.)

The film stars Alexander Skarsgaard, Millie Bobby Brown, and Rebecca Hall, among others. Plus, of course, the leads.

Did people wear masks? Did anyone care? Was everyone vaccinated? Who knows?

Ironically, the battle of the CGI titans comes from Warner Bros., which also had “G v K” on HBO Max, so the movie made even more for those who invited the gnarly pair into their living and bedrooms.

Elsewhere at the box office, a real movie — “Minari,” an Oscar movie — has made $2 million. But “Nomadland,” which may win Best Picture, is playing somewhere but there are no box office results reported. What a year!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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