Warner Bros. pushes the ultimate clash of the titans back by eight months!
Sad news monster fans. The ultimate showdown between Godzilla and King Kong has been pushed back eight months by Warner Bros. Adam Wingard’s highly anticipated Godzilla Vs. Kong was set to be unleashed upon the box office in May, but the lacklustre response to Godzilla: King of the Monsters has given studio bosses food for thought.
Unfortunately, Michael Dougherty’s monster flick drew a mixed reaction by fans and critics alike and went onto earn just $385 million worldwide against a production budget of $200 million. When compared to the original Godzilla‘s $524 million and Kong Skull Island‘s $566 million in global ticket sales, perhaps the writing was on the wall for the biggest monster clash in movie history.
The move will be viewed as a calculated risk by Warner Bros., the studio has a proven track record for the month of November with notable successes with the Fantastic Beasts series, but the recent underperformance of juggernauts like Terminator: Dark Fate, Charlie’s Angels and Doctor Sleep (another Warner Bros. Property) make for grim reading.
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Let’s hope the MonsterVerse is strong enough to overcome this date change and Godzilla Vs. Kong breaks the bank at the worldwide box office.
But to be clear … in this universe KONG is KING!
Godzilla Vs. Kong will now stomp into cinemas on November 20th 2020.
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