‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Jumps Up To March In HBO Max & Theatrical Debut

Warner Bros, in the waking of making good with Legendary on the simultaneous release of Godzilla vs. Kong in theaters and on HBO Max, will be releasing the movie on March 26 instead of May 21.

It was reported last Friday that Warner Bros and financier Legendary, which owns a majority of the movie, avoided a legal entanglement over the studio’s decision to takes its entire 2021 slate and throw it day and date on its frosh streaming service HBO Max.

A settlement over whether Denis Villeneuve’s Dune goes theatrical and HBO Max day-and-date is still being hashed out between WarnerMedia and Legendary. That movie currently has a October 1 release date.

Godzilla vs. Kong will look to see some dough from those Asian markets which are open, particularly China. The last movie, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, didn’t do so hot stateside with $110.5M, but fared better abroad with $276.1M for a total of $386.6M.

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