Godzilla vs. Kong revives Hollywood a year after the pandemic hit


The blockbuster led the global box office last weekend with $ 123 million, mainly thanks to its solid debut in China and its arrival in other countries, such as Mexico, Australia and Argentina. Even before Chilean cinemas lowered the curtain again, the film was called to be one of the great premieres of the local reopening.

After a tepid start, with a billboard made up of 2020 films Godzilla vs. Kong full movie that did not quite enthuse viewers who were able to get closer for the first time after almost a year of absence, Chilean cinemas warned that between mid and late March they could arrive fresh titles that will star in a real upturn in the figures.

The course of the crisis in the country, however, determined something completely different and for a few weeks the local complexes have been closed and the premiere schedule completely on hold, including the delayed landing of Wonder Woman 1984.

That same fate ran the blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong, which will not be seen in Chile until further notice, despite the fact that it was set first for the end of March and then for the middle of April. On the other hand, abroad, the film about the confrontation between the two legendary monsters stands as the Hollywood title with the best numbers since the beginning of the pandemic. Quite a boost to the depressed big screen.

In its first weekend in theaters, the Adam Wingard-directed film earned a total of $ 123.1 million spread across 38 markets. A collection that does not include the United States (where it is released this Wednesday 31) and that is led by the solid start of the film in China. In the theaters of the Asian giant it obtained US $ 69.2 million, the best debut of a Hollywood production in the country since Frozen II.

Fourth part of the so-called MonsterVerse –which adds Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Godzilla II: The King of the Monsters (2019) -, the film looks like the life preserver that the North American industry had been waiting for from al less August.

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