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Box Office: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Roars to $390.2-M Worldwide

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Godzilla vs. Kong has roared past $390-M at the global box office to become the Top-grossing Hollywood movie of the VirusCasedemic.

In the US, the 4th installment in Legendary’s MonsterVerse passed up Tenet‘s entire run 2 weekends ago. GvK has the advantage of being the 1st movie to open after cinemas in New York and Los Angeles began reopening.

The film’s performance has been a boost for the hammered film and exhibition business and underscored the pent-up demand among moviegoers to return to the theater.

Imax has contributed $28.4-M overseas, or 9% of the entire foreign haul.

Warner’s also reported foreign numbers Sunday for video game adaptation Mortal Kombat, which does not open in North America until March 23. The pic grossed $5.7-M for the weekend from 28 markets for an early, 2-wk tally of $19.2-M.

Elsewhere in North America

Bob Odenkirk’s action pic Nobody (Universal) ended Sunday with a domestic total of $19.1-M and $34.5-M globally after coming in #2 for the session with $2.5-M in North America.

Screen Gems’ The Unholy finished in 3rd place with $2.1-M for a domestic take of $9.6-M, followed by Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney) with $1.9-M for a domestic total of $37.7-M. Tom & Jerry (Warners) rounded out the Top 5 with $1.1-M for a domestic take of $42.6-M

In recent days, theaters operators were not pleased when Paramount announced it is moving Tom Cruise’s Top Gun sequel from 2 July to Thanksgiving, since it needs big, all-audience tentpoles to lure back as many moviegoers as possible.

Los Angeles is the largest moviegoing market in the country, and is #1 on the list of Top-grossing markets on any given weekend.

Pacific Theatres and ArcLight Cinemas, which includes the Cinerama Dome have announced that they will not reopen period.

Have some fun, see a movie this week, Keep the Faith!

Paul Ebeling
Paul A. Ebeling, a polymath, excels, in diverse fields of knowledge Including Pattern Recognition Analysis in Equities, Commodities and Foreign Exchange, and he is the author of "The Red Roadmaster's Technical Report on the US Major Market Indices, a highly regarded, weekly financial market commentary. He is a philosopher, issuing insights on a wide range of subjects to over a million cohorts. An international audience of opinion makers, business leaders, and global organizations recognize Ebeling as an expert.   

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