Warner Bros' "Godzilla vs. Kong" fared brilliantly well than it was expected (considering the covid-19) on the extended 5-days opening weekend in the USA. After taking the biggest opening of the pandemic era with $9.6 on Wednesday, the movie end-up with $48.5 million in the U.S. and Canada in the first weekend.
The box office numbers of Godzilla vs. Kong speak for themselves. Despite the movie available on HBO Max, and the prevailing covid-19 situation, the Americans step out from their homes and throng to theaters to watch the ultimate battle of two monsters.
Moving back to the collection, "Godzilla vs. Kong" has surpassed the lifetime domestic collection of "Wonder Woman 1984" in no time. The Gal Gadot headed, WW84 grossed just over $46 million lifetime collection in the domestic market.
Internationally, "Godzilla vs. Kong" added an additional $71.6 million to its box office haul. Since opening last week in foreign markets, the film has tallied $285.4 million till Sunday (April 4), according to CNBC.
In the "Vs." genre, Godzilla vs. Kong is the third-highest opening weekend collection movie of all-time after "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" ($193.22 million), and "Monsters Vs. Aliens" ($66.21 million), according to Rotten Tomatoes.
The box office success of "Godzilla vs. Kong" is more than an increasing sign for Marvel's "Black Widow", which is scheduled to debut on July 9. It is fair to say, "A sleeping giant is truly beginning to wake up at the box office".