Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Makes Monster Box Office History

In a cinematic world still recovering from the pandemic, one film has emerged as the king of the box office: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. This latest installment in the Legendary and Warner Bros Monsterverse franchise has smashed records, raking in an impressive $570 million worldwide.

Surpassing its predecessor Kong Skull Island, which grossed $568.6 million in 2017, New Empire has proven to be a global sensation. With $373.7 million earned internationally and $196.3 million domestically, the film has dominated markets in 35 countries, including Brazil, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the UAE.

Warner Bros’ strategic marketing and distribution efforts have played a significant role in the film’s success. Originally scheduled for an Easter weekend release, New Empire’s box office performance exceeded expectations, pulling in $80 million domestically and $194 million worldwide.

Directed by Adam Wingard, who previously helmed 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong, New Empire has secured its place as one of the highest-grossing Hollywood films of 2024. Despite the challenges facing the film industry, this monster-filled spectacle has proven that audiences are still hungry for thrilling and innovative entertainment.

Noteworthy achievements include Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire becoming the highest-grossing Warner Bros film in India, with $16 million in earnings. The film has also found success in China, a notoriously challenging market for Hollywood productions, where it has grossed $132.4 million.

With a production cost of $135 million, New Empire has been a lucrative venture for Legendary and Warner Bros, with the former funding 75% of the project. As the film continues to dominate the global box office, it solidifies its place as a modern blockbuster phenomenon.