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Godzilla vs. Kong repeats atop the box office and becomes the highest-grossing movie during pandemic


Warner Bros. continues to prove its hybrid release strategy comprised of theatrical and simultaneous drops on HBO Max is paying off, with Godzilla vs. Kong setting a new pandemic record.

Godzilla vs. Kong, which brings the two iconic creatures from the Monsterverse together, repeated atop the box office with $13.3 million, dropping 58% from its domestic debut of $32.2 million, via Deadline.

The big-budget blockbuster also just needed two weeks to become the highest-grossing movie during the COVID-19 pandemic, beating out Tenet ($57.9 million).

Pandemic record: Warner Bros. continues to prove its hybrid release strategy comprised of theatrical and simultaneous drops on HBO Max is paying off, with Godzilla vs. Kong setting a new pandemic record

Godzilla vs. Kong actually added 20 theaters from its debut weekend, arriving in 3,084 theaters in its second frame.

While it dropped 58% from its debut, it still earned a solid $4,338 per-screen average. 

RelishMix also reported that the movie had an uptick in social media activity, with over 500,000 new subscribers across Warner Bros.’ channels.

More theaters: Godzilla vs. Kong actually added 20 theaters from its debut weekend, arriving in 3,084 theaters in its second frame

More theaters: Godzilla vs. Kong actually added 20 theaters from its debut weekend, arriving in 3,084 theaters in its second frame

The movie didn’t have much increased competition, with Bob Odenkirk’s action-thriller Nobody jumping from third to second place with $2.6 million, just an 11.7% dip from last weekend, earning $15.6 million over its first three weeks.

The Unholy dipped from second place to third place with $2.4 million, dropping 24% with a $1,297 per-screen average from 1,850 theaters and a $6.6 million domestic take from two weeks. 

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon held fast in fourth place with $2.1 million, earning a $1,102 per-screen average from 1,941 theaters with a strong $35.2 million domestic. 

No competition: The movie didn't have much increased competition, with Bob Odenkirk's action-thriller Nobody jumping from third to second place with $2.6 million, just an 11.7% dip from last weekend, earning $15.6 million over its first three weeks

No competition: The movie didn’t have much increased competition, with Bob Odenkirk’s action-thriller Nobody jumping from third to second place with $2.6 million, just an 11.7% dip from last weekend, earning $15.6 million over its first three weeks

The weekend’s only newcomer, Lionsgate’s sci-fi thriller Voyagers, underwhelmed with its fifth place debut of $1.35 million.

The film, starring Lily-Rose Depp, Tye Sheridan and Colin Farrell, earned a paltry $684 per-screen average from 1,972 theaters.

Dropping from fifth place to sixth place is Warner Bros.’ Tom and Jerry, which earned $1.1 million, dropping 20.7%, with a $607 per-screen average from 1,826 theaters, dropping 446 theaters from last weekend.  

Voyagers: The weekend's only newcomer, Lionsgate's sci-fi thriller Voyagers, underwhelmed with its fifth place debut of $1.35 million

Voyagers: The weekend’s only newcomer, Lionsgate’s sci-fi thriller Voyagers, underwhelmed with its fifth place debut of $1.35 million

The Girl Who Believes in Miracles drops from sixth to seventh place with $576,744, despite a small uptick (5.6%) with a $640 per-screen average from 900 theaters (up 260) for a domestic total of $1.2 million.

The Courier dropped from seventh to eighth place with $436,560 (down just 2.8%) with a $433 per-screen average from 1,007 theaters for $4.9 million domestic.

Chaos Walking dropped from eighth to ninth place in its sixth week with $265,000 (a 28.3% drop) with a $203 per-screen average from 1,300 theaters and a domestic total of $12.6 million. 

Landing in the 10-spot, down from ninth place last weekend is The Croods: A New Age, earning $245,000 (up 9.3%) with a $215 per-screen average from 1,139 theaters with a domestic total of $56.7 million. 

Dropped: Chaos Walking dropped from eighth to ninth place in its sixth week with $265,000 (a 28.3% drop) with a $203 per-screen average from 1,300 theaters and a domestic total of $12.6 million

Dropped: Chaos Walking dropped from eighth to ninth place in its sixth week with $265,000 (a 28.3% drop) with a $203 per-screen average from 1,300 theaters and a domestic total of $12.6 million



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