The much hyped Godzilla: King of the Monsters opened to a mere $49 million (USD) in its first weekend at the box office. The film was made with a hefty budget of USD 200 million.
Warner Brothers and Legendary’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters comes as the third installment in the franchise after Godzilla in 2014 which earned $93 million and Kong: Skull Island in 2017 which drew $61 million at the box office. “The challenge and goal for us is to make sure the audience broadens out. The movie is dependent on broadening beyond just the fan base,” Variety quoted Jeff Goldstein; Warner Brothers head of domestic distribution as saying.
The film, directed by Michael Dougherty stars Millie Bobby Brown, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Ken Watanabe, Bradley Whitford, among others.
The film’s human characters include Kyle who plays the role of Millie’s character, Madison’s father named Mark Russell. Dr Emma Russell (played by Vera), a scientist working for the beast-hunting organisation Monarch.
The film looks to bring back Godzilla’s glory days with an all-out Kaiju battle royale between the big lizard himself and his three most iconic enemies: Mothra, a massive moth once worshipped by the ancient world as a guardian angel, Rodan: a powerful pterodactyl the size of two skyscrapers with rocky skin and Godzilla’s most infamous arch enemy, King Ghidora: a fearsome three-headed dragon capable of generating powerful stratosphere-ripping storms as he flies.