Godzilla vs Kong Makes $48.5 Million Over 5 Day Easter Weekend
If you told me last year Godzilla vs Kong will be the biggest box office hit during the pandemic I would have thought you were either an idiot or a troll. Granted, the movie is about bringing the fire-breathing dinosaur and a giant ape together for a rematch that has been long awaited since 1962. It's silly, fun, and epic. I would never have thought Godzilla vs Kong would have one of, if not, the most successful opening weekends in the domestic box office during the post-pandemic.
According to Variety, Godzilla vs Kong was able to generate $32 million over the three day Easter weekend and $48.5 million over a total of five days domestically. This beats Wonder Woman 1984's overall domestic box-office gross ($45.8 million). To add on to this, there is even talk that WarnerMedia reported that Godzilla vs Kong was viewed more times on HBO Max than Wonder Woman 1984 in just 4 days. Whether this is true is still unknown until WarnerMedia has made a statement on this matter.
At the international box office, the movie has already surpassed $236 million after bringing in another $71 million this weekend with China leading with bringing in $44 million. This brings Godzilla vs Kong to a tower smashing total of $285 million globally.
During an interview, Godzilla vs Kong director Adam Wingard has expressed that the Monsterverse is at a crossroads at the moment since the series was all leading up to this rematch. If another movie is to be made, there would have to be enough enthusiasm in order for the series to continue. Based on the movie's financially successful openings in both box offices, good word of mouth by both critics, the general audience, and fans, and the hashtag 'ContinuetheMonsterverse' trending the possibilities of the series continuing is looking bright, so far. Currently, the Skull Island anime is in the works for Netflix, but the question is if Legendary will make more movies after Godzilla vs Kong. So far, Legendary has took notice.
I have said it many times and I will say it now. I would love to see the Monsterverse to continue. If Legendary, Warner Bros., and Toho Co. do agree to make more movies then I would like to see just one more movie. One that feels more like the finale of the Monsterverse. I want to see Godzilla, Kong, Mothra, and Rodan back together and teaming up for a movie similar to Destroy All Monsters. However, if they decide not to move forward with more movies then I would be fine with that, as well. Whatever is decided, keep in mind that Legendary, Warner Bros., and Toho Co. doesn't owe us anything. They already gave us 4 movies with different themes and tones for everyone can enjoy.
Also, to all the fans that use the 'ContinuetheMonsterverse' hashtag I respectfully ask to not review bomb any movie for the sake of the movement. There have already been fans getting just as toxic as the extreme Snyder fans using those same tactics. I recognize that there are modest Snyder fans out there and I appreciate that all of you are sticking to your guns with your 'ContinuetheSnyderVerse' hashtag while being respectful to other communities. But if we don't call out the toxic fans, then all efforts of these movements are wasted even if there are only a fraction of the community that is toxic. Right now, Warner Bros. is perceiving the majority of Snyder fans as being toxic when the majority that have messaged me say the exact opposite. So instead of fighting each other, how about we stand and support each other rather than fighting each other.
I want to know your thoughts on this. Do you think we will get more movies in the Monsterverse? If so, what movies would you like to see next? Leave a comment in the comments section of your thoughts on Godzilla vs Kong's success at the box office and whether or not we will see more movies. Make sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Minds, MeWe, Gab, and Parler to stay up to date for more news, reviews, and discussions.