April 5, 2021
Movie monsters Godzilla and King Kong continue to lead a path of destruction across Hollywood and the theatrical world. After pandemic-era box office highs through Easter Sunday, Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Entertainment’s Godzilla vs. Kong also slayed on streaming.
The film is available in the United States on HBO Max in 4K UHD with HDR-10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos on supported devices for 31 days from its theatrical release date. Through the end of 2020, HBO and HBO Max had a combined 41 million subscribers in the United States.
“The HBO Max audience has spoken very clearly and loudly: They love this film and are watching it more than once,” Andy Forssell, EVP and GM of WarnerMedia direct-to-consumer, said in a statement. “Comparing audience metrics in the first four days since its release, Godzilla vs. Kong had a larger viewing audience than any other film or show on HBO Max since launch.”
WarnerMedia has not officially released streaming data for Godzilla vs. Kong.
The movie, along with every other Warner theatrical release starting with Wonder Woman 1984, is available concurrently for no additional charge on Max. Previous releases such as Zach Snyder’s Justice League, The Little Things and Tom & Jerry generated 1.8 million, 1.4 million and 1.2 million opening weekend Max household viewers, respectively, according to Samba TV.
Wonder Woman 1984 tracked 3 million Max households across its Christmas opening weekend through the end of 2020, according to Samba TV, which tracks streaming habits among more than 19 million connected televisions. Notably, it was Disney/Pixar’s streaming of animated Soul on Christmas that generated the largest opening streaming weekend, at more than 3.2 million Disney+ households.