Mortal Kombat, which debuted in theaters and on HBO Max this weekend, became the highest-grossing R-rated film to be released during the pandemic.
This weekend, Mortal Kombat it became the highest grossing R-rated film released during the pandemic. A live-action reboot of the iconic video game franchise, Mortal Kombat brought together some of the series’ most iconic fighters for a battle for the fate of Earthrealm. Led by Lord Raiden of Tadanobu Asano, Earthrealm’s warriors include Kung Lao, Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Jax, and Cole Young. With the tenth and potentially final tournament looming, the forces of Outworld hope to take down the Earthrealm fighters before they have a chance to stand their ground.
From Outworld, Chin Han’s Shang Tsung leads Sub-Zero, Kano, Kabal, Mileena, Goro, and Nitara, hoping that the Earthrealm warriors will stand no chance. What follows is an epic action that may be missing. Mortal KombatIconic tournament format, but it’s not short of the hideous fights fans have come to know and love about the game. The movie also leaves room for a sequel, and after this weekend, a sequel seems even more likely.
Producer Todd garner revealed on Twitter that Mortal Kombat It is the highest grossing R-rated film to be released during the pandemic. Garner hints at a sequel, saying that if they move on to another movie, they’ll take what they’ve learned from this first one to make an even better movie. Term reports that, on his first weekend, Mortal Kombat it grossed $ 22.5 million in theaters, earning first place for the weekend.
Thank you very much to all the fans! I am forever grateful for all the positive feedback and “constructive” criticism we’ve received this weekend! Know that we are listening, and if we are blessed enough to keep going, we will keep getting better (and hopefully bigger)! pic.twitter.com/VzskOnp0Pf
– Todd Garner (@Todd_Garner) April 25, 2021
What Godzilla vs Kong before that, Mortal KombatBox office success wasn’t guaranteed thanks, in part, to Warner Bros. ‘controversial plan to release its 2021 list on HBO Max and in theaters on the same day. Godzilla vs Kong beat the odds and became one of the highest grossing films released during the pandemic and Mortal Kombat is following in his footsteps and proving to be formidable in theaters. Of the movies released in 2020 and 2021, many rarely made a splash at the box office, but things have been looking up for theaters of late.
As vaccines continue to roll out across the country and the theatrical markets in Los Angeles and New York reopen, more screens are available now than since March 2020. Audiences are also clamoring for big-budget blockbusters and a comeback. to the theatrical experience. The fact that Warner Bros. films are performing so well despite their simultaneous streaming release is an indicator that the controversial decision was smart and Mortal Kombat and the studio’s other films for 2021 will continue to reap the benefits without the worry of further delays.
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