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The Morning Watch: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ VFX Breakdown, Stuntmen React to ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, check out a Godzilla vs. Kong VFX breakdown showing off the tremendous detail that went into creating some of the shots of the massive monsters. Next, see what a couple of Marvel Studios stuntmen have to say...
Tags: Movies, Justice League, Godzilla, Visual Effects, Marvel Studios, Falcon, Kong, Warner Bros Pictures, Hard-boiled, Zack-Snyder, Frank-Miller, Video Of The Day, 300, Blade, King-Kong, Bloodsport


Mortal Kombat and Demon Slayer Plummet in Second Weekend

It was a tale of two weekends as Demon Slayer and Mortal Kombat, both big earners in their initial outings, dropped 70% and 73% in Week 2 and returned the budding box office back to pandemic normalcy. Demon Slayer, already a champion worldwide with a $456.1 million gross, topped the charts (despite playing in fewer theaters than MK) with $6.4M bringing its domestic total to $32.2M, while Mortal Kombat collected $6.2M for a $34M 10-day total. RELATED: IMAX Update: Chinese Films Debut, Demon Slay...
Tags: Movies, International, Domestic, Theaters, Sony, Imax, Box Office, Anime, Jared Leto, Tomb raider, Kong, WB, Scott Pilgrim, Godzilla vs. Kong, Demon Slayer, Mortal-kombat


Report: MonsterVerse Births Godzilla vs. Kong Sequel Son of Kong

Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard is reportedly in talks to helm the next MonsterVerse film from Legendary, which is reportedly called Son of Kong. While many Legendary insiders thought the company would begin to wind down the MonsterVerse franchise after Godzilla vs. Kong, the company seems to be going in the opposite direction according to a report from the Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Debut Ape vs. Monster Trailer Delivers Mockbuster Action According to the report, Legendary is looking...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Godzilla, Legendary, Kong, King Kong, Wingard, ComingSoon, Movie News, Adam Wingard, Son of Kong, MonsterVerse, Godzilla vs. Kong, MonsterVerse Births Godzilla, Kong Sequel Son of Kong


Adam Wingard in Talks to Direct ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Sequel, Which May Be Called ‘Son of Kong’

It sounds like the MonsterVerse will go on. Adam Wingard, who directed Legendary’s blockbuster hit Godzilla vs. Kong, is reportedly in early talks to return to direct a sequel that will continue the franchise and potentially be called Son of Kong. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legendary is “quietly taking steps to stretch” the MonsterVerse franchise “into one or more installments,” with Son of Kong being a title that is reportedly being floated internally at the studio. Adam Wingard, w...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Godzilla, Nicolas Cage, John Travolta, Legendary Pictures, Kong, Hollow Earth, Wingard, Action/Adventure, Adam Wingard, Max Borenstein, Son of Kong, MonsterVerse


‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Director Adam Wingard in Talks to Return for New Legendary MonsterVerse Movie

After the massively successful debut of “Godzilla vs. Kong,” the film’s director, Adam Wingard, is in talks for a new movie in Legendary’s MonsterVerse franchise. Since its launch in theaters on March 31, “Godzilla vs. Kong” has topped $400 million at the box office, marking the highest grossing release of the pandemic era. The film […]
Tags: News, Legendary, Kong, Adam Wingard, Godzilla vs. Kong


'Godzilla vs. Kong' leaves HBO Max on May 1 - here's how to watch the epic showdown at home before it's gone

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Warner Bros. "Godzilla vs. Kong" premiered on March 31 in theaters and on HBO Max. This is the fourth entry in the "MonsterVerse" franchise featuring Godzilla and King Kong. The movie will only be streaming on HBO Max ($15/month) through April 30. Max (small) King Kong and Godzilla have both seen their fair share of epic battles on the big screen. And while it's not the first time the two have foug...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Entertainment, US, Trends, Tech, Theaters, Streaming, Warner, Warner Bros, Hulu, Godzilla, Hdr, Dolby Atmos, Kong, King Kong


Mortal Kombat Tops Domestic Box Office, Demon Slayer Sets Record

Mortal Kombat edged out Demon Slayer in the closest domestic box office race we’ve had in over a year. Mortal Kombat, a bloody update of the classic video game that simultaneously debuted on HBO Max, kicked its way to the top with $22.5M from 3,073 theaters, the biggest R-rated opening in the pandemic era, according to Deadline. In IMAX, the flick earned $2.7M at 375 auditoriums. Internationally, Mortal Kombat hauled in another $6.3M from 36 markets for a $27.6M total, bringing its worldwide gr...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Sony, Box Office, Anime, Kong, WB, Nobody, Movie News, MonsterVerse, Godzilla vs. Kong, Demon Slayer, Mortal-kombat, Kimetsu


New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘Mortal Kombat,’ ‘Together Together,’ ‘Stowaway,’ ‘Street Gang’

With traditional release patterns still in turmoil as Hollywood and the world adjusts to the pandemic, it can be intimidating to keep up with when and where new films are being released — but the truth is, there are more movies coming out each week now than ever before. It’s just a question of where […]
Tags: Hollywood, Opinion, Lists, Bad Trip, Godzilla vs. Kong, Voyagers, Thunder Force


Now Stream This: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’, ‘McCabe and Mrs. Miller’, ‘Devil in a Blue Dress’, ‘Lake Mungo’, ‘Unstoppable’, ‘Waterworld’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Godzilla vs. Kong Now Streaming on HBO Max Release Date: 2021 Genre: Monster Movie Director: Adam Wingard Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir Godzilla vs. Kong isn’t the best MonsterVerse movie, but it is the en...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Hbo, New York, Movies, Washington, Features, Netflix, United States, Serbia, Carl Franklin, Warren Beatty, Steven Soderbergh, Harry, Pulse, Dennis Hopper


‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Continues to Dominate the Box Office

Another week, another opportunity to tell you Godzilla vs. Kong is still at the top of the global box office. The big-ass movie about big-ass monsters having big-ass fights continues to reign, crossing $80 million domestically and nearing $400 million worldwide. Of course, Godzilla vs. Kong is also the only big movie currently in theaters around the world – but that’ll change soon, as Mortal Kombat – which has already opened overseas – finally arrives in U.S. theaters this upcoming weekend. ...
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Domestic Box Office Update | Godzilla vs. Kong Is King

Godzilla vs. Kong remains king of our domestic box office update Godzilla vs. Kong topped the box office for a third consecutive weekend, hauling in $7.7M (-44%) for an $80M domestic total. Per Deadline, the film continues to rake in gargantuan business overseas as well where it added $12.2M to bring its worldwide total to a colossal (by pandemic standards) $390M, $177M of which comes from China. RELATED: IMAX Update | Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet Opens Strong in Japan The film is cur...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Australia, China, Earth, Sony, Conan, Imax, Toho, Box Office, Kong, Peter Rabbit, Detective Conan, Godzilla vs. Kong, Mortal-kombat, HBO Max


Domestic Box Office Update | Godzilla vs. Kong Remains King

Godzilla vs. Kong remains king of our domestic box office update Godzilla vs. Kong topped the box office for a third consecutive weekend, hauling in $7.7M (-44%) for an $80M domestic total. Per Deadline, the film continues to rake in gargantuan business overseas as well where it added $12.2M to bring its worldwide total to a colossal (by pandemic standards) $390M, $177M of which comes from China. RELATED: IMAX Update | Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet Opens Strong in Japan The film is cur...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Australia, China, Earth, Sony, Conan, Imax, Toho, Box Office, Kong, Peter Rabbit, Detective Conan, Godzilla vs. Kong, Mortal-kombat, HBO Max


‘Lord of the Rings’ Dominated by ‘Detective Conan’ in China Opening Weekend

Japanese animation “Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet” led both “Godzilla vs. Kong” and the debut of the 4K remastered “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” this weekend at the China box office. Although the “Fellowship” re-release should have been a headlining event, the film’s roll-out was bungled when Chinese authorities left just […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Conan, Box Office, Peter Jackson, Sister, The Lord Of The Rings, The Fellowship Of The Ring, Detective Conan, Godzilla vs. Kong


IMAX Update | Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet Opens Strong in Japan

Image Credit: TMS Entertainment / Toho Company IMAX Update | Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet opens strong in Japan The 23rd film in the popular Detective Conan franchise (known as Case Closed in the United States) is a hit in Japan. Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet had a great opening weekend in its native Japan as it brought in $1.2 million. As it was only shown on 38 IMAX screens, that means each screen brought in $32,000. That’s the third-highest IMAX opening weekend since the pande...
Tags: Japan, Movies, China, Russia, United States, Conan, Imax, Anime, Kong, Detective Conan, Movie News, Godzilla vs. Kong, Shinichi Kudo, Demon Slayer, Scarlet Bullet, Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet


‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Tops Box Office Again, Crosses $80 Million in the U.S.

“Godzilla vs. Kong” remained atop the domestic box office in its third weekend of release. The Legendary and Warner Bros. movie added another $7.7 million from 3,001 theaters, boosting its North American tally to $80.5 million. The film looks to be the first to cross $100 million in the U.S and Canada since the pandemic […]
Tags: Canada, Box Office, Warner Bros, Godzilla vs. Kong, Kong ' Tops Box Office Again Crosses


New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘In the Earth,’ ‘Beast Beast,’ ‘We Broke Up,’ ‘Hope’

With traditional release patterns still in turmoil as Hollywood and the world adjusts to the pandemic, it can be intimidating to keep up with when and where new films are being released — but the truth is, there are more movies coming out each week now than ever before. It’s just a question of where […]
Tags: Hollywood, Opinion, Lists, Bad Trip, Godzilla vs. Kong, Voyagers, Thunder Force


ArcLight Hollywood May Be Closing, But It’s Not Too Late to Save Other Cinemas

Even after a year of indoor theaters being shuttered in Los Angeles, it’s hard to imagine a future without the ArcLight Hollywood, the tony 15-screen megaplex that countless Angelenos considered their go-to spot to watch movies. The ArcLight was the place that many moviegoers, myself included, imagined celebrating their return to cinemas, especially now that […]
Tags: Opinion, Los Angeles, Cinerama Dome, Pacific Theatres, Godzilla vs. Kong, ArcLight Cinemas


As Moviegoing Returns, Will Hollywood Studios Continue to Hide Box Office Grosses?

On the heels of opening weekend for “Godzilla vs. Kong,” Warner Bros., which distributed the film, celebrated its $48.5 million debut, the biggest showing in the coronavirus era. In a note to press, the studio cheered itself on with an all-caps message: “BIG MOVIES ARE BACK WITH OUR KAIJU-SIZED OPENING!” The tone was markedly different […]
Tags: News, Disney, Box Office, Universal, Warner Bros, Godzilla vs. Kong, Kong Warner Bros, Moviegoing Returns Will Hollywood Studios Continue


The Morning Watch: VFX Artists React to ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’, ‘Bad Trip’ Deleted Scenes & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, find out what VFX artists think of the work done on the epic four-hour cut of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Plus, watch some deleted scenes from the narrative prank movie Bad Trip on Netflix. And finally, wa...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Netflix, Justice-League, Eric Andre, Godzilla, Visual Effects, Chris Rock, Bad Trip, Kong, Zack Snyder, Video Of The Day, King-Kong, Tiffany Haddish, Godzilla vs. Kong, The Morning Watch


‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Set to Surpass ‘Tenet’ and Become the Highest Grossing Film of the Pandemic

Just call Godzilla vs. Kong king of the pandemic box office. Not only is the Legendary MonsterVerse movie shattering pandemic-era box office opening weekend records, it’s also setting records domestically, becoming the top grossing movie since the beginning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Godzilla vs. Kong is a pandemic box office titan. The Adam Wingard-directed Warner Bros. monster movie has earned more than $350 million globally, putting it on track to surpass Tenet‘s $363 million...
Tags: Europe, Hbo, Movies, China, Spain, Brazil, Box Office, Warner Bros, Godzilla, Legendary Pictures, Kong, Tenet, Adam Wingard, Godzilla vs. Kong, HBO Max, COVID


‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Hits $70 Million in Pandemic-Era Box Office Milestone

“Godzilla vs Kong” had a better-than-expected turnout over the weekend, boosting ticket sales to $13.8 million in its second outing in theaters. Those receipts, coming in slightly above the $13.5 million the studio initially reported on Sunday, propel the film’s overall tally to $70 million. After two weeks of release, “Godzilla vs. Kong” already ranks […]
Tags: News, Godzilla, Kong, Godzilla vs. Kong


Godzilla vs. Kong Stays Atop the Domestic Box Office Despite 58% Drop

Godzilla vs. Kong stays atop the domestic box office According to Deadline, Adam Wingard’s epic Godzilla vs. Kong has once again dominated the domestic box with another $13.3M in its second frame, bringing in its total to $69.5M. While the week-to-week -58% drop was big, it resembles the pre-pandemic norm for a large-scale pic like this and is actually a decent hold all things considered. Internationally, the monster extravaganza collected another $24.1M (-66%) to bring its offshore total to...
Tags: Movies, Russia, Sony, Box Office, Nolan, Warner Bros, Tom Cruise, Godzilla, 3m, Kong, King Kong, Tenet, ComingSoon, Movie News, Adam Wingard, Domestic Box Office


Watched at Home: Top Streaming Films for the Week of April 3

Watched at Home: Top streaming films for the week of April 3 We’ve got a three-horse race going in DEG’s Watched at Home Top 20 list! Last week, the Tom Hanks drama took the crown, but now Wonder Woman 1984, which has spent the last several weeks in the No. 2 spot, has finally take the top spot. Both films have swapped places with The Croods: A New Age, which continues to linger in the Top 3 each week, proving just how much people appreciate family entertainment during this particular time. ...
Tags: Comics, Movies, Disney, Tom Hanks, Streaming, News Of The World, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Mel Gibson, Godzilla, Yellowstone, Cecil B DeMille, Kong, Hanks, William Wyler, Ben Hur


Korea Box Office: ‘Book of Fish’ and ‘Godzilla’ Share Honors on Quiet Weekend

Hollywood monster movie “Godzilla vs. Kong’ and Korean historical drama “Book of Fish” each made a claim to be the top film at the Korean box office. But neither could prevent weekend revenues from slumping. “Fish,” which depicts the encounter between an early 19th century scholar who learns about nature and biodiversity and a peasant […]
Tags: Asia, Hollywood, News, Global, Korea, Box Office, Godzilla vs. Kong, Book of Fish, Lee Joon-ik


China Box Office: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Walloped Again by Local Drama ‘Sister’

“Godzilla vs. Kong” was once again muscled out of the top China box office slot by local drama “Sister” thanks to a $13.2 million third weekend cume that was no match for the latter’s $21 million. Its China tally was a touch less than its $13.4 million second weekend sales in North America. Though “Godzilla” […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Box Office, Warner Bros, North America, Sister, Legendary Entertainment, China Box Office, Godzilla vs. Kong


‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Raises the Question: Is Nonsense the New Normal? (Column)

By now, a great many people have seen “Godzilla vs. Kong,” and what a lot of them seem to agree on — even many who like it — is that the movie makes almost no sense. That’s nothing new. A number of noteworthy blockbusters have had issues in the how-exactly-does-this-parse? department, like “Pirates of the […]
Tags: Columns, Kong: Skull Island, Kong, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla vs. Kong


‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Tops $350 Million at Global Box Office

“Godzilla vs. Kong,” the new special effects extravaganza that imagines a battle royale between two of cinema’s most famous monsters, has surpassed $350 million at the global box office. The Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures release is the first true blockbuster of the pandemic era. Domestically, “Godzilla vs. Kong’s” box office total stands at […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Kong, Warner Bros Pictures, Global Box Office, Godzilla vs. Kong


Box Office: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Roars to $13.4 Million in Second Weekend

“Godzilla vs. Kong” stormed to the top of the domestic box office, picking up $13.4 million in its second weekend of release. That brings the monster mashup’s stateside haul to $69.5 million, an impressive gross considering it comes in the midst of a global pandemic. The Legendary and Warner Bros. release’s robust commercial performance has […]
Tags: News, Warner Bros, Kong, Godzilla vs. Kong


China's box-office dominance was accelerated by the pandemic and it has big implications for Hollywood's future

"Godzilla vs. Kong" opened strong in China. Warner Bros. China is projected to be the box-office champion of the future in the wake of the pandemic. The Chinese theatrical industry will continue to grow as the US box office slowly recovers. Local movies have put China over the top, but experts say there's hope for Hollywood releases. See more stories on Insider's business page. China had for several years been projected to dethrone the US as the world's largest theatrical marke...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, China, Disney, US, Trends, Warner Bros, North America, Godzilla, Chinatown, Comscore, Detective Chinatown, Cooper, Kong, China Box Office


‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Helps HBO Max Punch Into Top 10 Most-Downloaded Apps for Q1

Did “Godzilla vs. Kong” just push WarnerMedia’s HBO Max to a monster quarter of subscriber signups? For the first time, HBO Max landed on the quarterly rankings of the top 10 most-downloaded apps in the U.S. for the first quarter of 2021, as tracked by research firm App Annie. The subscription-streaming app stood at No. […]
Tags: News, App Annie, Kong, Godzilla vs. Kong, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, HBO Max Punch Into Top