According to the new report published by Box Office Mojo, Godzilla 2 – King of the Monsters has recently passed the milestone of $ 100 million at the American box-office, even if the total revenue cannot certainly be considered “monstrous”.
The film by Michael Dougherty has in fact settled on the figure of about 102 million dollars at home and, despite an overall receipt as good as they are around 350 million dollars collected all over the world, his is a result that stops far behind what was collected from the previous films of the so-called MonsterVerse.
The reboot of Godzilla, MonsterVerse’s first film, came to collect 529 million dollars while Kong: Skull Island reached an even higher figure, with a total of 566 million dollars. Godzilla II – King of the Monsters not only debuted with the lowest score on Rotten Tomatoes throughout the franchise but is in danger of closing down with over 150 million less than Kong: Skull Island, a rather disappointing figure considering that this film had to be just the crossover starter coming out next year, or the Godzilla vs. Kong directed by Adam Wingard .
However, this is an important milestone for the $ 100 million, but the fact that it took over a month to collect and pass it is an indicative wake-up call for the Warner franchise, which will certainly need to intensify the advertising campaign around the next MonsterVerse film if you want to keep turning out this kind of film and at the same time have a substantial economic return; Godzilla II – King of the Monsters had an estimated budget of around 170 million (not counting the marketing campaign) and with the 350 million collected it has just gone up.