Box Office: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire takes a fantastic opening, goes way beyond expectations

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire has taken a fantastic opening at the box office. No one really had a clue about the film’s potential till at least a couple of weeks before release. Yes, the makers and the distributors/exhibitors certainly did, due to which they planned a big release well in advance, especially at premium 3D, IMAX and 4DX properties. However the trade was silent about it and even neutral audiences were not heard talking about it.

Well, if the film’s opening is any indication then clearly there was an undercurrent of chatter about it, especially amongst youth and students, something that trade at large was totally oblivious too. Even with a generous understanding of the film’s potential, the best that was being spoken about – and that too after the advance booking simply took off – was an opening day number of Rs. 10-12 crores. In fact even that was being considered to be quite good enough.

However what happened was a real surprise at the box office, what with Rs. 14 crores being collected at the box office. This is simply fabulous because first and foremost it has been ages since such big numbers have come from a Hollywood film. Secondly, even if one considered the partial holiday of Good Friday, there is also Crew that the Hollywood superhero had to contend with and that film also exceeded expectations in a major way with Rs. 10.21 crores coming in.

With good to very good reports coming the film’s way, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is now set to be a success and all that has to be seen is, how big.

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

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