“Godzilla vs. King Kong” is on track to become the highest-grossing North American film since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Warner Bros. and Legendary flick netted $48.1 million in its first five days since opening in theatres on March 31, Boxoffice Pro reported.
According to the film industry magazine, the movie could have surpassed $57.9 million in sales as early as last Thursday, which would be the most for any film released since March 2020.
Official figures since last weekend have not yet been released.
The epic monster movie is also streaming on HBO Max.
The movie business, like many other industries in the US, took a hit during the pandemic as theaters across the country were forced to close.
Forty percent of the nationwide theaters remain closed, according to Bloomberg.
The bar isn’t really that high, but it’s nice to see a glimpse of things like moviegoing getting back to normal.