World cinema is on the way to recovering normality. Even in the context of a pandemic that little by little begins to see the light with mass vaccinations throughout the planet and, despite the fact that sanitary restrictions still do not allow capacity in theaters of more than 50%, the arrival of several films highly anticipated this year they are encouraging the public to return once again to the dark temples of the seventh art showing that they want to enjoy the show on the big screen again.
And if we talk about a show, the one offered by the movie Godzilla vs Kong, which has resurrected the world box office and especially the North American one, becoming the best premiere in the United States and Canada since the emergence of Covid-19 at a time when It has also coincided with the long-awaited reopening of cinemas in New York and Los Angeles, in addition to the Easter holidays.
This blockbuster directed by Adam Wingard, Wrath of Man full movie the fourth installment in the shared universe of Legendary and Warner known as MonsterVerse, chronicles the epic clash, suitable for all ages, between the two titans of a planet inhabited by all kinds of terrifying creatures, while the fate of the world hangs by a thread. So far it has made about $ 49 million at the North American box office since its premiere on March 31.
The numbers are truly staggering, as the phenomenon of this action packed story with generous special effects starring Millie Bobbie Brown, Alexander Skarsgård and Rebecca Hall has revitalized and restored hope to a box office that had been in the red for several months. Globally, it has already raised $ 284.5 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
A more than important merit, since the film that pits Godzilla against King Kong, two of the most famous monsters in cinema, has been released both in theaters and on HBO Max at no extra cost to subscribers -Wonder Woman 1984 It already pioneered the same business strategy in December and it worked.
A fact that shows that Warner’s strategy of simultaneously premiering in cinemas and its streaming platform, which will arrive in Europe in the middle of this year, can coexist perfectly without having disastrous consequences for theaters.