Mortal Kombat posted some impressive numbers on HBO Max in its opening weekend and dethroned Godzilla vs. Kong as the streamer’s biggest debut to date.
Godzilla vs. Kong was the first big movie from Warner Bros. to hit both HBO Max and theaters this year under the controversial release model. The MonsterVerse crossover saw some of the best box office returns during the pandemic and brought plenty of eyes to the streaming service as well. Mortal Kombat became the next big release on HBO Max over the weekend, and it put up bigger numbers than Godzilla vs. Kong.
According to Samba TV, Mortal Kombat earned 3.8 million views in U.S. households on HBO Max, which trumps Godzilla vs. Kong‘s 3.6 million. These numbers make Mortal Kombat the biggest debut for HBO Max to date. In theaters, Mortal Kombat has $50 million in its total gross so far.
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Here is the synopsis for the film:
Hunted by the fearsome warrior Sub-Zero, MMA fighter Cole Young finds sanctuary at the temple of Lord Raiden. Training with experienced fighters Liu Kang, Kung Lao and the rogue mercenary Kano, Cole prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions to take on the enemies from Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe.
Directed by Simon McQuoid from a script written by Greg Russo, Mortal Kombat stars Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Briggs, Josh Lawson as Kano, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena and Elissa Cadwell as Nitara. Lewis Tan is also on board in an undisclosed role.
Mortal Kombat is now available on HBO Max and in theaters. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding the future of the franchise, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Source: Samba TV