IMAX achieves its biggest national opening in more than a year thanks to the North American premiere of Godzilla vs. Kong this weekend.

IMAX achieved its biggest national opening weekend in more than a year this weekend thanks to the premiere of Godzilla vs. Kong in North America.

The latest installment in the MonsterVerse franchise grossed an impressive $ 4.5 million on 284 screens. According to a new press release on the film, more than 1,000 domestic IMAX shows (25 percent) were sold out during the five days of release.

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The film also continued its worldwide success, adding another $ 6.5 million since Wednesday in China for a 10-day total of $ 18 million in that market. In doing so, Godzilla vs. Kong It has already almost doubled IMAX China final box office earnings for 2017 Kong: Skull Island and 2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Including earnings outside of China, Godzilla vs. Kong raised $ 13 million in all markets over the weekend.

Godzilla vs. Kong has emerged as a symbol of the enduring strength of the theatrical experience for blockbuster filmmaking, offering a huge box office even with many theaters still closed and significant capacity restrictions, “shared IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond in a press release. on the film’s North American debut. “Make no mistake: this film has become a global event because it received a world premiere in theaters, and the phenomenal number of films to come have the opportunity to seize the same opportunity.”

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While capacity limitations in North American theaters remain at 25 percent, IMAX screens accounted for 9.3 percent of the overall weekend box office nationwide. Godzilla vs. Kong currently stands as the best national IMAX opening since January 2020.

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Godzilla vs. Kong The successful opening in North America followed the film’s best international opening in a pandemic last week. To date, IMAX has earned $ 28 million in all markets globally for the film to date, representing 10 percent of the grand total. The film also grossed $ 11.6 million on its first day of release alone, bringing its domestic box office to $ 27.9 million after three days.

To accompany the release, Tower Records Japan recently announced that Toho Video will reissue 1962’a King Kong vs. Godzilla on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on May 14. The release will include a two-disc remastering of the film in 4K Ultra High Definition, as well as a variety of special features.

Godzilla vs. Kong It will continue to run on IMAX until April 21 in domestic markets and from mid to late April in most international markets. The film will also debut in Brazil and Japan on April 29 and May 14, respectively.

Directed by Adam Wingard and written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, Godzilla vs. Kong stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, and Brian Tyree Henry.

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