GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE Roars Past Box Office Estimates With Massive Global Opening Weekend

GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE Roars Past Box Office Estimates With Massive Global Opening Weekend GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE Roars Past Box Office Estimates With Massive Global Opening Weekend

Critics might have been less than kind in their reviews of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire but that hasn't stopped the general audience from turning up in impressive numbers.

By MarkJulian - Mar 31, 2024 08:03 PM EST
Filed Under: Movies

Analysts predicted that Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire would open in the range of $50-$60 million but according to the latest numbers, the latest entry in the MonsterVerse franchise has achieved an $80M domestic opening weekend in North America.

Overseas, the film amassed another $114.0M to bring its global opening weekend total to $194.0M. The film has an estimated production budget of just $135M so in the weeks to come, the Adam Wingard-directed pic will become a serious profit maker for Legendary and Warner Bros. 

The 'magic' break-even number is likely somewhere in the $400M range for The New Empire but the film's global box office will easily surpass the figure.

As Wingard previously alluded, he has offers to helm a live-action ThunderCats film and a Face/Off sequel on the table but he's likely going to have WB and Legendary backing up a brinks truck to entice him to return for a third entry.

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 is set to be 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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