Godzilla vs. Kong breaks pandemic box office record

Godzilla vs. Kong breaks pandemic box office record

'Godzilla vs. Kong' has set a new pandemic box office record, with the biggest US opening in 12 months.

The Adam Wingard-directed flick raked in $48.5 million (£35 million) this weekend, steaming miles ahead of 'Wonder Woman 1984', which took $16.7 million (£12 million), Variety reports.

The success comes after the movie was released on HBO Max and in cinemas at the same time in America.

What's more, the flick made $236million (£171 million) globally.

The blockbuster follows on from Gareth Edwards' 'Godzilla' and Jordan Vogt-Roberts' 'Kong: Skull Island' and 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters'.

The plot is as follows: "The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another - the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong - with humanity caught in the balance."

Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, and Rebecca Hall star in the motion picture.

Plus, Eiza González, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Jessica Henwick, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir.

Godzilla and Kong last featured in a movie together in 1962 Japanese movie 'King Kong vs Godzilla'.

Skarsgard (Nathan Lind) previously hailed the monster movie "visually extraordinary".

He said: "We've been shooting for two months, we were in Hawaii for a month we were in Australia for a month and I fly back tomorrow morning to continue. I'm having so much fun, I'm loving it I really am.

"It's quite different for 'The Aftermath', and from most movies I've been doing the past two years I've done a lot of slightly more cerebral, emotionally intense dramas. So in that way it was quite cathartic and it was exciting to something big and fun and I love the character I play in it and visually it's pretty extraordinary."