Entertainment NewsGodzilla Earns $1.4B for Monsterverse Despite Minimal Screentime, Raises Eyebrows in Hollywood

Godzilla Earns $1.4B for Monsterverse Despite Minimal Screentime, Raises Eyebrows in Hollywood

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ey Takeaways:
– Monsterverse franchise earns $1.4 billion from Godzilla despite Titan's minimal screentime.
– Godzilla features for 8 minutes only in the new Godzilla x Kong: The New (2024).
– The franchise's earnings reveal (2017) needs to be omitted—Godzilla had no screentime.
– Outrage sparks among , demanding more screentime for Godzilla, their beloved character.

Godzilla Screentime: A Stark Contrast to Monsterverse's Lucrative Success

Monsterverse, which emerged from the profitable 2014 Godzilla , brought some fan-favorite creatures roaring back onto the big screen. Regardless, the actual proportion of Kaiju screentime within the franchise is notably small compared to the colossal box office figures.

Recently, the new Monsterverse film, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024), graced theatres, revealing another meet-up between the two iconic titans against a daunting adversary. Godzilla's screentime, however, left many fans riled up. Here, the beloved Kaiju faces off against the powerful ape Titan, Skar King, and an ice dragon, Shimo, but only appears on screen for about 8 minutes.

Godzilla: Minimal Presence, Maximum Impact

A report by Physical Media's president tabulated Godzilla's presence in the franchise, revealing unnerving screentime statistics. According to the analysis, Godzilla's participation tallied around 10 minutes in Godzilla (2014) and 11 minutes each in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Godzilla vs Kong (2021). Yet, the Titan's presence is even less in the new installment, The New Empire, where he merely features for eight minutes.

These numbers have incited powerful reactions among fans and stirred debates as Godzilla takes a back seat, particularly when pitted against box-office figures. While some lamented the Godzilla versus Kong storyline's shift towards Kong, others decidedly had higher hopes for the .

Monsterverse Earnings: Big G's Large Contribution with Small Screentime

However, the fact remains that regardless of Godzilla's screentime, his imposing showdown has effortlessly riveted global audiences. Big G's fierce presence, albeit short-lived, has indeed boosted the MonsterVerse's earnings significantly.

The Numbers, a box office data provider, reports that the MonsterVerse has grossed a staggering $1.9 billion globally till now. Godzilla had no screentime in Kong: Skull Island (2017), yet the franchise earned over $561 million from the film. Adding up all except this, the total gross revenue comes to a hefty $1.4 billion, thanks to the franchise's leading titan.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – Defying Expectations

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire defied predictions, debuting with an $80 million domestic box-office yield, which is quite far from the projected range of $50 million to $55 million. The film's monstrous opening marks it as the second-biggest debut for Legendary's MonsterVerse after the 2014 Godzilla movie, which took in $93 million domestically.

Regardless of the controversies and criticism surrounding Godzilla's screentime, it is indubitable that the iconic Titan played a key role in the MonsterVerse's massive success. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire continues to run in theatres, and it remains to be seen if the franchise will heed fans' calls for more Godzilla screentime in future installments.

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Megan Dianehttps://www.projectcasting.com
Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.

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