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'Godzilla vs Kong' beats 'Roohi' & 'Mumbai Saga' in box-office numbers

A mid-week English movie release has beaten the likes of Roohi and Mumbai Saga and clocking over Rs 6 crores in the mix. The movie opened to unprecedented Box-Office numbers on the opening day in India.

2021-03-25T09:23:00Z
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Many wondered if the return of big-ticket films like Roohi and Mumbai Saga will finally lead to people coming back to the theaters. While that did happen and things have been fairly encouraging, it is still on the lower side take a while. Atleast that is what we thought till the release of Godzilla vs Kong happened yesterday.

A mid-week English movie release has beaten the likes of Roohi and Mumbai Saga and clocking over Rs 6 crores in the mix. The movie opened to unprecedented Box-Office numbers on the opening day in India. The Day 1 Net Collections are 6.4 Cr.

Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

The film stars Alexander Skarsgård (“Big Little Lies,” “The Little Drummer Girl”), Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Rebecca Hall (“Christine,” “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women”), Brian Tyree Henry (“Joker,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”), Shun Oguri (“Weathering with You”), Eiza González (“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”), Julian Dennison (“Deadpool 2”), with Kyle Chandler (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”) and Demián Bichir (“The Nun,” “The Hateful Eight”).

"We are absolutely delighted with the opening numbers & the overwhelming response for the film. This proves that movies like Godzilla Vs. Kong are best enjoyed by audiences in the biggest cinema screen possible!" - Denzil Dias, VP & MD, Warner Bros. Pictures (India)

Exhibitors across the country gave their reactions on the Bumper Box-Office Opening of the film. Below are the quotes:

“The phenomenal response to Godzilla Vs Kong, reinforces the belief that there is tremendous affinity for cinema-going, cutting across gender, boundaries and age-groups. We are thrilled by the overwhelming response and are looking forward to a long run for Godzilla vs Kong at the box office.” - Kamal Gianchandani, CEO, PVR Pictures

“As expected, Godzilla Vs. Kong has performed great on the opening day. The film has become the biggest Hollywood opener post covid openings. Many congratulations to team Warner Bros. India and look forward to the movie going from strength to strength.” – Devang Sampat, CEO, Cinepolis India

“Godzilla Vs. Kong has taken the biggest opening for any Hollywood/Bollywood film released at INOX post pandemic. Inspite of a mid-week release, shows of the film were full at most of INOX cinemas. Fight sequences between the two giants are superb in the film and the audience is enjoying it. All our guests are happy to see that INOX is following all the COVID-19 safety protocols. It is heartening to see that audiences are coming back to cinemas. Advance booking trends are indicating that Godzilla Vs. Kong will have one of the biggest opening weekend.” - Rajender Singh Jyala, Chief Programming Officer, INOX Leisure Ltd.


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