Movies
Report on Shemaroo

Amid pandemic scare, ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ enjoys dream box-office run

Even after two weeks, Godzilla vs Kong is enjoying a decent theatrical run

https://ntawards.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/13/img_13042021_130124_800_x_800_pixel.jpg?itok=jvGCVsSz

NEW DELHI: Adam Wingard's Godzilla vs Kong was one of the most-anticipated films of the year, though with many big-budget movies getting pushed back due to the pandemic, stakeholders were jittery if the monster action flick would come to cinemas. However, the movie had its international theatrical release on 24 March 2021. Amid the Covid2019 scare, the film was warmly welcomed by audiences all across the globe, and viewers praised Legendary Pictures for expanding its 'Monsterverse' with another epic outing.

Godzilla vs Kong creating a storm globally

Even though the film had its international release on 24 March, Godzilla vs Kong hit cinemas in the US on 31 March. On the second weekend, the film topped the US domestic box office by collecting $13.4 million, thus bringing the monster mashup's stateside haul to $69.5 million, an impressive figure in the midst of a global pandemic. 

On the first weekend, Godzilla vs Kong collected $32.2 million at the domestic box office. Industry experts consider this figure phenomenal as the film had a simultaneous OTT release on HBO Max. 

According to a report published in Reuters, Godzilla vs Kong is now the top-grossing film of the pandemic era, bypassing Christopher Nolan’s science fiction action thriller Tenet, which grossed $58.4 million at the US box office. Ilya Naishuller's action thriller Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk is also enjoying a decent theatrical run, with $15.6 million in collections at the US box office after three weeks of release. 

Godzilla vs Kong makes waves at Indian box-office

Even though the country is battling a second Covid wave, Godzilla vs Kong is making bank at the Indian box-office as well. In the initial days of its release, most of the multiplexes in India that screened Godzilla vs Kong recorded an attendance of 30 to 35 per cent. Even though the exact collection figures of the monster movie in India are not available, industry experts reveal that the film is already a profitable venture for distributors. 

Elara Capital vice president & research analyst (media & consumer discretionary) Karan Taurani noted that the success of Godzilla vs Kong hints at the fact that audiences will visit theatres to watch movies that demand a theatrical watch. 

"OTT releases are the necessity of the current scenario. But at the same time, audiences are not hesitant to visit theatres to enjoy movies that demand a theatrical watch. Consider the example of Godzilla vs Kong. The film which offers a visual extravaganza is enjoying a spectacular run at the Indian box-office. If big movies like these continue hitting the theatres, it will surely revive the exhibition industry in India," said Taurani. 

Latest Reads

https://ntawards.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/05/12/sd.jpg?itok=jX9ve0kk
US Network NBC drops broadcast of 2022 Golden Globes

US television network NBC has announced that it will drop its broadcast of the Golden Globes ceremony in 2022. The decision comes after the Hollywood backlash over the lack of diversity and the ethics of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), whose members vote on the annual awards for...

Movies Hindi
https://ntawards.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/05/10/nyth.jpg?itok=-NRDtMhe
Nayattu movie review: A raw take on the Indian political circus

KERALA: At a time when police highhandedness, use of excessive force and collusion between lawmakers and lawkeepers has come under scrutiny in the US, India and other parts of the world, Malayalam political thriller Nayattu enters the fray with a story in which the ''hunter becomes the hunted''. It...

Movies Regional
https://ntawards.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/05/08/mov.jpg?itok=aZ0S5JF5
Filmmakers’ hopes dashed again as second Covid wave runs rampant

The Indian film industry was beginning to show signs of a feeble revival early this year. As restrictions eased and Covid cases declined, people began returning to the theatres to relive the cinematic experience.

Movies Hindi
https://ntawards.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/05/03/photogrid_plus_1620043516493.jpg?itok=ahB028c1
Covid second wave pushes multiplexes’ recovery to next fiscal: CRISIL

New Delhi: Multiplexes across the country are set to log operating losses for the second straight fiscal as localised lockdowns, night curfews and other restrictions to contain the resurgence of Covid2019 infections will keep occupancies low for the next few months, according to CRISIL ratings. The...

Movies Hindi
https://ntawards.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/26/photogrid_plus_1619416997946.jpg?itok=l4e1W-O2
Chloe Zhao and ‘Minari’ star Yuh-Jung Youn make history at Oscars 2021

New Delhi: Beijing-born Chloe Zhao made history at the 93rd Academy Awards as the first Asian woman and only the second woman ever to win the Oscar for best director for the film Nomadland. The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman ever to win the coveted prize eleven years ago.

Movies Hollywood
https://ntawards.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/25/photogrid_plus_1619332220425.jpg?itok=3yFGfW5e
The show must go on: Oscars 2021

HOLLYWOOD: After the longest award season in history, the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will make its mark after major setbacks due to the Covid2019 pandemic and its producers have promised a show like no other before it. The ceremony will begin Sunday, 25 April at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time or on...

Movies Hollywood
https://ntawards.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/23/photogrid_plus_1619180367585.jpg?itok=QaZkgEML
Star Movies brings alive the magic of Hollywood with #HollywoodUnlimited

As the Red Carpet is unfurled and India waits with bated breath to see if we finally bring home an Oscar statuette after almost 2 decades, Star Movies is amping up the excitement with a novel Instagram campaign #HollywoodUnlimited featuring super-talented and gorgeous Elisha Kriis. As a countdown...

Movies Hollywood
https://ntawards.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/21/photogrid_plus_1618999408883.jpg?itok=xyVB9i5N
Salman Khan-starrer Radhe to debut on Zee5, Zee Plex along with theatres

KOLKATA: As the Covid2019 pandemic once again slams the film exhibition industry with new restrictions, filmmakers and distributors have been in a quandary — whether to postpone movie releases or take the direct to OTT route. Now, taking a cue from foreign production houses like Warner Bros, Salman...

Movies Hindi
https://ntawards.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/14/radhe-sooryavanshi.jpg?itok=dg2TVAdh
Second Covid wave chokes India; filmmakers eye OTT route for new releases

MUMBAI: After showing signs of flattening the curve, India is once again struggling to leash the deadly virus that has reared its ugly head in the last few weeks. On 13 April, the country recorded more than 1,61,736 Covid2019 positive cases and over 900 related deaths. As the pandemic rages on,...

Movies Hindi

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required