GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE Smashed The Global Box Office This Past Weekend

GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE Smashed The Global Box Office This Past Weekend GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE Smashed The Global Box Office This Past Weekend

With his second MonsterVerse movie knocking it out of the park at the box office, director Adam Wingard seems to have virtually guaranteed that he'll be back to complete his trilogy.

By MarkJulian - Apr 08, 2024 07:04 PM EST
Filed Under: Godzilla
Source: SFFGazette.com

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire had a rather concerning 60% domestic decline in its second weekend of release, but overall, the worldwide box office figures remain impressive.

Box office experts had projected a $700+ million theatrical run after the first weekend, but the most recent domestic results have lowered those forecasts to between $550 million and $650 million worldwide.

Regardless, The New Empire's remarkably low $135 million production budget indicates that it just has to make $400 million globally to break even when factoring in P&A costs along with theater revenue splits. It's guaranteed to eclipse that mark by the end of next week.

Director Adam Wingard had stated before The New Empire's premiere that he was considering three different projects following the sequel: a live-action ThunderCats movie, a Face/Off follow-up, and a third MonsterVerse movie.

Based on these box office numbers, we think it's probably going to be the latter. The film currently sits at $350 million worldwide, well ahead of Godzilla vs Kong's gross at this same juncture.

Recently, Wingard has hinted that Destoroyah might be the final antagonist to round out his MonsterVerse trilogy.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is directed by Adam Wingard (Godzilla vs Kong), with screenplay credits possessed by Terry Rossio, Simon Barrett, and Jeremy Slater.

The film will see Rebecca Hall return as Dr. Ilene Andrews, alongside Brian Tyree Henry's  Bernie Hayes. Dan Stevens is set to play the lead. Rounding out the cast are Kaylee Hottle, Fala Chen, Alex Ferns, and Rachel House.

Millie Bobby Brown's Madison Russell is not returning for this installment after serving as the lead character in Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs Kong. Legendary sought Brown's return but the actress had scheduling conflicts due to her filming commitment on Anthony and Joe Russo's The Electric State.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is set to be released in North American theaters on March 29, 2024.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Synopsis:
This latest entry follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own. The epic new film will delve further into the histories of these Titans, their origins and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever.

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Batmangina - 4/8/2024, 7:37 PM
Let me be FIRST to say WHERE THE [frick] IS MINUS ONE ON STREAMING?!?!?
Itwasme - 4/8/2024, 7:40 PM
@Batmangina - it won't be for a while. My friend is taking care of that and she said there's no rush from their side.
bobevanz - 4/8/2024, 7:42 PM
@Batmangina - it'll be around November or December. There's a special edition version that'll ship from Japan next month, but they won't have English subs, but you can add some if you know how lol or wait for the digital
Batmangina - 4/8/2024, 7:49 PM
@bobevanz - Damn. I'll be looking for a digital copy and some subs laying on the side of the information superhighway.
Itwasme - 4/8/2024, 7:40 PM
Hopefully the BO is back. So far this year had looked pretty promising. Let's hope it keeps up.
marvel72 - 4/8/2024, 9:03 PM
@Itwasme - Will there be a Billion Dollar Movie though?
Itwasme - 4/8/2024, 9:13 PM
@marvel72 - maybe. I could see a couple things hitting that mark.
marvel72 - 4/8/2024, 9:33 PM
@Itwasme - Maybe Deadpool And Wolverine also Joker 2 has a chance depending on the trailer.
Itwasme - 4/8/2024, 9:37 PM
@marvel72 - inside out 2, mufasa and Venom (long shot on the last one) are also options.
BeNice123 - 4/8/2024, 7:57 PM
Trash, Garbage, and ridiculous. Ill wait until Toho Studios comes out with their version. If WB ever decides to let them use Kong. Im glad i didnt waste my money on this.
BaddestOptics - 4/8/2024, 8:00 PM
@BeNice123 - we're glad to have not sat next to your fun hating ass in the theater. Appreciate you staying home.
Waifuslayer - 4/8/2024, 8:29 PM
@BeNice123 - time and time again you prove to have the worst taste.
BeNice123 - 4/8/2024, 11:34 PM
@BaddestOptics - right??? Glad to know my opinion affected someones emotional state of mind. Lol. I must be doing something right.
BeNice123 - 4/8/2024, 11:35 PM
@Waifuslayer - everyone has different taste, i can see you have the same taste as everyone else. No judgement. Do your thang. Its your money.
dragon316 - 4/9/2024, 3:38 AM
@BeNice123 - you feel that way about it how you feel about toho Godzilla drop kick, jumping dance, atomic breath use to fly away ?
SuperCat - 4/8/2024, 8:08 PM
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marvel72 - 4/8/2024, 9:05 PM
@SuperCat - Kong should beat him, Kong has The Infinity Gauntlet.
JonAwesome - 4/8/2024, 9:42 PM
@SuperCat -not gonna lie, when they cut to the statue in Rio De Janeiro I was expecting Dom to show up in his Charger!
SuperCat - 4/8/2024, 9:57 PM
@marvel72 - LOL! Haven't seen the movie yet but I noticed his metal hand in clips.
SuperCat - 4/8/2024, 8:16 PM
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campblood - 4/8/2024, 8:28 PM
I thought the movie was fun.
Alucard28 - 4/8/2024, 8:31 PM
I didn't liked this movie much. I prefer the previous one.

I liked King of Monsters, specially the tone and photography of the movie. I wish they have sticked to that style.
AnthonyVonGeek - 4/8/2024, 9:06 PM
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NinnesMBC - 4/8/2024, 10:05 PM
The Monsterverse will live on. Now I'd like to finally hear from AppleTV+ that they're renewing Monarch: Legacy of Monsters for Season 2.

I'm planning to try seeing this within the week.
EZBeast - 4/8/2024, 10:46 PM
Need the next movie...now!
MrDandy - 4/9/2024, 12:21 AM
Incredibly stupid film but also really entertaining. In other words a classic Godzilla movie.
TheVisionary25 - 4/9/2024, 1:53 AM
Cool , congrats to the cast & crew!!.

I thought the movie was ok just GvK but I still want Wingard to finish his Monsterverse trilogy since I like his genuine enthusiasm & passion for the franchise…

However though , I still would rather he do Thundercats or Face/Off 2 first.

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TheVisionary25 - 4/9/2024, 1:59 AM
Monsterverse film ranking (favorite to least)…

1.Kong:Skull Island

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Still need to see Monarch and the Skull Island anime on Netflix.
Izaizaiza - 4/9/2024, 7:01 AM
Took the kids to see it yesterday after the eclipse. Bonkers, stupid fun. A great time was had by all
MarvelZombie616 - 4/9/2024, 4:08 PM
Just saw it in 3D.
Wasn't worth it.
Movie is a 5.5/10.

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