New Delhi: On the one hand, Bollywood films are battling at the box office and it is believed to be responsible for the rising cases of Coronavirus, while the opening of the Hollywood film Godzilla vs. Kong has surprised the industry. The film has a better opening than the recently released Bollywood films Roohi and Mumbai Saga.
Directed by Adam Wingard, ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ landed at the Indian box office on 24 March. The film has been released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu in addition to English in the country. According to the reports, Godzilla vs Kong has earned more than 6 crores in all languages.
According to film analyst Taran Adarsh, ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ grossed 6.40 crores on the first day (Net Box Office Collection). Godzilla vs Kong earned this while the film was released in mid-week. The film is released on 1770 screens at the domestic box office.
However, according to reports, a large part of the film’s collections has come from South India, where the film is being seen very well, the film has had a great opening in Tamil Nadu.
Now if you compare it with the recently released Bollywood films, on March 11, Roohi took an opening of around 3 crores, while the Mumbai Saga on March 19 had deposited 2.82 crores on the first day. Godzilla vs Kong has collected more than the first day’s collections of both these films. This indicates that the audience is not far away from theatres, an event film is needed to pull it off.
This is the third episode of the monster genre’s ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ and ‘Kong: Skull Island’ series. Talking about the Godzilla franchise, this is the 36th film, while it is the 12th film in the Kong franchise. Godzilla Vs Kong stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown and Rebecca Hall in the lead roles. The film was initially scheduled to come out in November 2020, but the release was pushed forward due to Pandemic.