As GODZILLA X KONG Closes In On $500M Worldwide, How Does It Compare To Previous MonsterVerse Films?

As GODZILLA X KONG Closes In On $500M Worldwide, How Does It Compare To Previous MonsterVerse Films? As GODZILLA X KONG Closes In On $500M Worldwide, How Does It Compare To Previous MonsterVerse Films?

In its third full week of release, Adam Wingard's Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire seems poised to eclipse the $500M box office mark but how does it compare to other MonsterVerse entries?

By MarkJulian - Apr 22, 2024 11:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Movies

It seems Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire will need another week to cross the $500 million global mark as it currently sits at $485.2 million worldwide after adding $9.5M from North American theaters and another $21.6M from international theaters.

The latest MonsterVerse installment ended the previous weekend at $436.6M worldwide, meaning that the Legendary Pictures installment added another $48.6 million in its third full week of release.

The film should surpass the $500M global mark before closing out the current week. That bodes well for The New Empire, which has the lowest production budget of all MonsterVerse films to date.

Currently, The New Empire has to catch Godzilla (2014) and Kong: Skull Island (2017) to become the highest-grossing MonsterVerse film to date. Do you think it has a chance? Let us know in the comment section below.

Rank By Production Budget:

Rank Title Production Budget Box Office Gross WW
1 Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024) $135M $485.2M
2 Godzilla vs Kong (2021) $155M $470.1M
3 Godzilla (2014) $160M $529M
4 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) $170M $387.3M
5 Kong: Skull Island (2017) $185M $568.6M

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is directed by Adam Wingard (Godzilla vs Kong), with screenplay credits possessed by Terry Rossio, Simon Barrett, and Jeremy Slater.

The film will see Rebecca Hall return as Dr. Ilene Andrews, alongside Brian Tyree Henry's  Bernie Hayes. Dan Stevens is set to play the lead. Rounding out the cast are Kaylee Hottle, Fala Chen, Alex Ferns, and Rachel House.

Millie Bobby Brown's Madison Russell is not returning for this installment after serving as the lead character in Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs Kong. Legendary sought Brown's return but the actress had scheduling conflicts due to her filming commitment on Anthony and Joe Russo's The Electric State.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire was released in North American theaters on March 29, 2024.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Synopsis:
This latest entry follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own. The epic new film will delve further into the histories of these Titans, their origins and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever.

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