'Godzilla vs. Kong' shatters record for top box office opening during the coronavirus pandemic
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“Godzilla vs. Kong” has officially had the highest-grossing opening day for a movie that came out during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Warner Bros. and Legendary monster movie pits two of cinema’s greatest monsters against one another as unforeseen enemies manipulate the situation and force the two titans into conflict. The bout acts as direct sequels to "Kong: Skull Island" (2017), "Godzilla" (2014) and "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" (2019).
With multiple blockbusters such as the James Bond film “No Time to Die” fleeing the Easter holiday weekend for later dates in 2021 due to the pandemic and theater closures plaguing the industry, the path was clear for the monster movie epic to take the top spot at the box office, which Deadline reports is exactly what it did.
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