By @HolocronJosh for @FilmCodex
Warner Bros’ Mortal Kombat debuted to strong domestic numbers in its opening weekend in the U.S. From Friday to Sunday, the film adaption of the famous video game franchise took in $22.5 million, a big number during the pandemic.
The film benefited from the largely favorable reviews which praised the action and directing, and currently holds a 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, a good number for a video game adaption compared to some of the others.
Meanwhile, ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train’ came in second place, but came close to Mortal Kombat with a surprising $19.5 million. The overall box office in take from these top two films of the weekend made it the largest since the pandemic began. Good news for studios who plan to increase their rollout of films as the summer looms.
Internationally, Godzilla vs. Kong continued its impressive box office performance as it hit the $400 million mark worldwide. Of that total, $320 million came from international markets, where the film has been embraced especially warmly by audiences.
Meanwhile, Demon Slayer’s success has brought its total gross to a whopping $456 million. Studios are bound to be impressed by Mortal Kombat and Demon Slayer’s numbers this weekend.
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