‘Godzilla x Kong’ US$194 Million Global Haul Marks Biggest 2024 Box Office Debut

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire has emerged as a titan at the global box office, amassing a staggering US$194 million in its opening weekend, scoring the biggest opening weekend of the year.

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According to Variety, this impressive haul positions the movie as the third highest-grossing film of the year, trailing only behind Dune: Part Two with US$626 million and Kung Fu Panda 4 at US$347 million in total sales. Directed by Adam Wingard, who also helmed the previous instalment, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire saw an unexpected team-up between Godzilla and Kong. With a production budget of US$135 million, the film’s international success is crucial.

It debuted with US$114 million from 64 international markets, including a strong US$44 million from China. In North America, it exceeded forecasts, raking in US$80 million. The film, starring Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, and Dan Stevens, promises a unique twist by uniting the iconic monsters against a common foe.

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This Monsterverse entry is on track to outdo its predecessor, Godzilla vs. Kong, which earned US$474 million worldwide during the pandemic. Meanwhile, Dune: Part Two continues its reign as the year’s biggest hit, adding US$18.4 million from international markets over the weekend.

Despite mixed reviews, its box office performance suggests a bright future for the MonsterVerse. With its record-breaking opening, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire has once again proven these legendary creatures’ status as box office giants.