Much was said at the time about the success of Zack Snyder’s Justice League – 82% on HBO Max, and although their numbers seemed surprising to us at the time, the illusion was shattered when it was announced that Godzilla vs. Kong – 85% had a lot more views upon reaching the streaming platform. Now, the most surprising thing is that Mortal Kombat – 74% far outperformed Zack Snyder’s Justice League and was even able to reach and surpass Godzilla vs. Kong.
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The martial arts film based on the successful video game saga also triumphed in its first weekend at the local box office (United States and Canada), with US $ 23 million. Although its worldwide collection (US $ 51 million) is not close to what was achieved by Godzila vs. Kong, it is necessary to point out that its budget was much lower, approximately US $ 50 million, compared to more than US $ 160 million in the case of Godzilla vs. Kong.
Many fans of Zack Snyder (300 – 60%, Watchmen, The Watchers – 65%, The Man of Steel – 55%) and his superhero saga wondered why the sequel to his film was not announced after the great success on HBO Max, but when comparing the audience that the tape had with what they obtained Godzilla vs. Kong Y Mortal Kombat, it is quite understandable. Zack Snyder’s Justice League achieved 1.8 million viewers in its first weekend, while Godzilla vs. Kong 3.6 million, and Mortal Kombat 3.8 million, according to information from Samba TV (via ScreenRant).
Mortal Kombat achieved, just on Friday, 1.7 million views, almost the same amount it had Zack Snyder’s Justice League on your first weekend. With the aforementioned results, the film not only became HBO Max’s best premiere, it was also the best premiere ever recorded by Samba TV.
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If the box office continues to rise, fans may sooner or later have the long-awaited sequel in theaters, or it may be an HBO Max exclusive, to attract more subscribers. For now, those involved in the making of the film should be celebrating the positive reception it has had among fans of the original video game.
Mortal Kombat not only surpassed Godzilla vs. KongInstead, it did so in just three days, while the MonsterVerse delivery achieved 3.6 million views in five days. If this is not enough for Warner Bros. to approve a sequel, we do not know what will do it, but everything indicates that it exceeded expectations.
On the other hand, fans of Zack Snyder’s Justice League they continue to fight on social media to convince Warner that they must continue with the director’s original plans for his superhero saga; The #ReleaseTheSnyderCut hashtag campaign took effect more than two years after it started, so they are hardened to hold out longer and fight even if they don’t get a response from the studio. However, hopes for a Snyder cinematic universe may be nil, as the CEO of Warner Bros. told Variety weeks ago that Zack Snyde’s Justice Leaguer was the end of the filmmaker’s trilogy, and a trailer for HBO Max seems to confirm it.
Maybe it’s time for Snyder’s loyal fans to stop clinging to the past and embrace the new DC Comics productions that are in development. This year we will have The Suicide Squad, sequel to Suicide Squad – 25%, and sequels to Shazam! – 88% and Aquaman – 73%, as well as new stories like Black Adam and Zatanna.
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