There seems to be some good news about the Monsterverse coming from Legendary. There is an article on Yahoo was just found today, but it was posted three days ago. According to the article, even though Legendary was disappointed by the domestic numbers on the first weekend, they are not worried about it. The reason why is because of how much the movie made globally.
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters made $49 million on the first weekend at the domestic box office, but Legendary is not looking at those numbers specifically. Over the weekend, the movie grossed $130 million when combining the numbers from overseas and a good chunk of that came from China ($70 million on the first weekend). As of Wednesday, the movie's worldwide gross is $190 million.
What I am seeing from this is that Legendary is betting on another save from China to make the money back. It has been done before with Pacific Rim where the movie grossed $101 million domestic and yet made $309 million internationally with China pulling in $119 million. So I can see why Legendary is not worried and still believing in the possibility of expanding the Monsterverse after Godzilla vs Kong.
However, keep in mind that this could just be PR to get people excited for Godzilla vs Kong. This movie has to really stand on its own next year. I don't think Legendary can afford another movie to under-perform like Godzilla: King Of The Monsters. Right now, it does not have any competitions releasing that weekend. So there is a possibility that it could do well. We will just have to see what the future holds.
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