A live-action movie version of a world-famous fighting game and a social phenomenon animation movie from Japan clashed in Hollywood.movies『』When“Theatrical Version” Devil’s Blade “Infinite Train Edition”(2020) was released in the United States, and both recorded big hits that exceeded expectations. The match has risen to “Mortal Kombat”, but “Kimetsu no Yaiba” is also a start dash that breaks the record.
Both “Mortal Kombat” and “Theatrical Version” Kimetsu no Yaiba “Infinite Train Edition” were released in the United States on Friday, April 23, 2021. “Mortal Kombat” was released at 3,073 halls in the United States and recorded an opening box office revenue of $ 23.3 million (3 days). The number of theaters in “Kimetsu no Yaiba” is 1,598 in the United States, which is only about 52% of that of “Mortal Kombat”, but the box office revenue for the same three days is $ 21.1 million.
In addition, “Mortal Kombat” began to be distributed on HBO Max in the United States from April 23, the day the theater was released, and was watched by 3.8 million households in the three days until the 25th (for viewing of 5 minutes or more). ). Recorded a big hit “(2021), the movie’s initial box office revenue was 31 million dollars, which was much higher than “Mortal Kombat”, but the viewing record immediately after distribution was 3.6 million households in 5 days. In other words, “Mortal Kombat” is the most popular in distribution.
On the other hand, the good fight of “Kimetsu no Yaiba” changed the history of Hollywood. The initial record of $ 21.1 million in three days set a new record for the opening box office of foreign language films. If the number of public halls is large, further record breaking can be expected. Following the big hit in Japan, “Kimetsu no Yaiba” recorded excellent results in various countries around the world, and the worldwide box office revenue reached 456 million dollars. Following is Godzilla vs. Kong for $ 406.6 million (as of April 26).
Due to the influence of the Corona disaster, various conditions are often imposed on the works released in theaters, but the American movie box office is also shining a revival. In May, the coming May, “A Quiet Place Part II”, the Disney movie “Cruella”, and “Wrath of Man” directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Jason Statham are waiting.
Warner Bros. Pictures, who sent out “Godzilla vs. Kong” and “Mortal Kombat”, decided to search for a movie box office in Corona in “TENET Tennet” (2020). Simultaneous distribution on HBO Max was controversial, but at the moment it is proceeding smoothly without seriously damaging the theater performance. By the summer, “Those Who Wish Me Dead” starring Angelina Jolie and the latest work in the “The Conjuring Universe” series, “The Conjuring Universe, will not be guilty of the devil.” , The movie version of the popular musical “In the Heights”, and the DC movie “The Suicide Squad” Extreme “Rogues, Gathering” and many other topical works are scheduled to be released. With the recovery of the industry from the corona wreck, further progress is expected.