Following “TENET” (2020) and “Wonder Woman 1984” (2020), Warner Bros.『』The American movie theater industry is about to revive in earnest. According to the US Deadline etc., this work will be released in the US on March 31, 2021Large-scale exhibition of more than 6,000 screens in 3,000 halls nationwideThat is.
『“Vs Kong” was released on March 24, 2021 in India, Hong Kong, etc., and has already been released in theaters in 38 markets around the world, including China, South Korea, and Russia. With overseas opening box office revenue of $ 123.1 million, it was the best-performing Hollywood movie in Corona.The U.S. cinema industry has just begun to move towards a revival from the pandemic, so the box office start is unknown, but media outletsForecast to earn $ 20-30 million in five days from Wednesday, March 31st to Sunday, April 4thHas been announced.
Currently, about 50% of movie theaters in the United States are reopening, but “Godzilla vs. Kong” will be released in more than 94% of them. Considering that “TENET” was released in 2,810 halls, and notable works such as “Tom and Jerry” (2021) and “Raya and the Last Dragon” (2021) were also released in 1,500-2,500 halls, this work The number of over 3,000 pavilions may indicate a high degree of attention. Many regions have restrictions on the capacity of movie theaters, but Los Angeles, the country’s largest market, is expected to soon be able to increase its capacity from 25% to 50%. Regal Cinemas, a major movie theater chain, is also scheduled to resume operations from the screening of this movie on April 2, after a five-month suspension.
Also, according to Warner Brothers, already in the United States,More than 10,000 “Godzilla vs. Kong” watch parties reserved for movie theatersAnd that. In Canada, movie theaters in metropolitan areas are almost closed, but on-demand distribution will start in the same way as simultaneous distribution on HBO Max in the United States.
In Hollywood, “Wonder Woman 1984” holds the highest box office record for Coronavirus at $ 16.7 million (three days). The second wave of the new coronavirus was seen as a problem, and it was released to theaters while movie theaters in Los Angeles and New York were completely closed. The initial record of “Godzilla vs. Kong” is predicted to be five days of data, and the situation where the work is placed is completely different as the movie theaters in the big cities are also starting to reopen. What will the results be, and how will the simultaneous delivery strategy on HBO Max change? At a very important stage in the industry, the two big beasts finally collide.
Sources: Deadline, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter