After surpassing expectations at the global box office with a mighty $ 285 million pandemic era and still continues, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Monstrous brawl Godzilla to Kong has also proven itself as a monster hit for streaming service HBO Max.
The film, which received a hybrid theatrical and digital release and was free to HBO Max subscribers in the United States, was viewed by 3.6 million households in its first five days of service. That figure, reported by streaming tracker Samba TV, puts it Zack Snyder’s Justice League (1.8 million households) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2.2 million households) to make it the most watched streamer launch to date.
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So not alone Godzilla vs Kong’s Ticket booths offered some hope for the future of the theatrical exhibit, but its success on HBO Max seems to indicate that this hybrid release model may indeed be viable, and perhaps not the death knell for movie theaters that many had predicted.
Legends converge in “Godzilla vs. Kong” as these mythical foes meet in a spectacular battle for centuries, with the fate of the world at stake. Kong and his protectors embark on a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves on the path of an enraged Godzilla, who is cutting a trail of destruction around the world. The epic collision between the two titans – triggered by unseen forces – is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within Earth’s core.
Godzilla to Kong is directed by Adam Wingard (The guest Blair Witch) and sees Millie Bobby Brown (Strange things), Kyle Chandler (Bloodline) and Ziyi Zhang (The Cloverfield Paradox) reprising their roles from Godzilla: King of the Monsters, while new additions to the MonsterVerse Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies), Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Demian Bichir (The Hateful Eight), Rebecca Hall (Holmes and Watson), Jessica Henwick (Iron fist), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver), Shun Oguri (Crows Zero), Lance Reddick (The wire) and Kaylee Hottle.