With this blockbuster showdown, looming can "Godzilla VS Kong" bring cinema standards back on track!?
“Godzilla vs. Kong” is scheduled for release on March 31st of this year and it has been getting plenty of hype ever since the trailer premiered. 24 hours after the trailer premiered it was reported to have received over 15.8 million views, in which it became the largest trailer debut of Warner Bros Pictures.
Seems as if Warner Bros has found their new gig and could be the film not only to keep the company at the top with the other major production companies but also get the world of films back into the billion-dollar mark at the box office.
After COVID-19 hit in 2020 the film industry took a major hit with the year’s highest-grossing film, “The Eight Hundred” only grossing a little over a messily 461 million dollars.
Before the pandemic, the film industry has seen the billion-dollar mark every year since “The Dark Knight” was released in 2008 up to the 2019 blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame”.
The film industry is desperate for a major motion picture in hopes to get them back into the billion-dollar mark. Theaters for sure are looking for a major picture to keep themselves from vanishing from existence.
Yes, “Godzilla vs. Kong” could be the film they need, but can it gross that much in revenue?
Looking back at its three predecessors it does not look like this film can make it to one billion dollars. I mean, “Godzilla” grossed 529 million dollars; “Kong: Skull Island” grossed 566.7 million dollars; “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” grossed 386.6 million dollars.
None of them came close to hitting the billion-dollar revenue so how can “Godzilla vs. Kong” be able to reach what its first three predecessors failed to do?
Seems impossible for this film to reach such a goal, but fans have seen their share of film sequels to bring in massive revenue than their previous films. “The Dark Knight” grossed over one billion compared to “Batman Begins” which only grossed over 373 million; “The Incredibles 2” brought in over 1.2 billion where “The Incredibles” grossed over 631 million; “Toy Story 3” made over a whopping one billion as “Toy Story 2” made just over 497 million.
These are just a few, but they are physical proof that sequels have the potential to surpass their previous works when given a proper film treatment and marketed in every way possible.
With all the marketing Warner Bros is doing with this film and from every YouTube video relating to this film gives it all the great chance at success when it hits theaters.
It may not be as big as these other films I have mentioned or any Marvel or Star Wars film ever created, it still is worth noting this film is going to be known in its way to show everyone why it is worth watching and it will be fighting to reach that billion-dollar mark.