April 12, 2024

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Godzilla X Kong grosses $16 million in two days overseas;  China storms on Friday

Godzilla X Kong grosses $16 million in two days overseas; China storms on Friday

Warner Bros/Legendary Entertainment Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire It's out and roaring at the international box office, and it's born $15.9 million From 49 markets during its first two days abroad (Wed/Thurs). He is not included in that total China Opening day today which reached an estimated 96.9 million yuan ($13.4 million).

Among the highlights through Thursday, Latin America gave Monsters the biggest opening day of the year and the best ever for the Monsterverse. In Cambodia, the Adam Wingard-directed pic posted the best opening day ever for a Warner Bros. film.

The highest level for the overall market on Thursday was Mexico With $4.1 million including previews and a 69% share of the top 5 films. This is the best start of the year and above all else.

Australia It debuted with $782,000 on Thursday, ranking first with a 50% share of the top 10 titles. The result is above Godzilla vs. Kong (+11%), Mission: Impossible 7 (+45%), Transformers: Rise of the Monsters (+115%), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (+170%), Mig 2 (+188%) and Kong: Skull Island (+523%).

Spainwhich bowed on Wednesday, has landed No. 1, now with $1.4 million in two days.

Overall, the top 5 markets so far (excluding China on Friday as mentioned above) are Mexico ($4.1 million), Spain ($1.4 million), Indonesia ($881 thousand), Taiwan ($819 thousand) and Malaysia ($797 thousand).

As a greeting China (With Legendary East distributing the Modern Monsters series), the film received a 9.4 audience rating on Maoyan which is currently expected to gross CNY781.3 million ($108.2 million). It's early days and these forecasts tend to fluctuate, but the start of Friday bodes well given that Hollywood films have been doing much less well in the market lately, which means… GXK It could reach a very strong opening frame of $40 million.

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We will have more updates over the weekend.