Box Office: Mortal Kombat lags behind Godzilla vs Kong in first-week take

At the moment, based on three first week takings, roughly two Kombats equal one Kong.

This Anzac Day weekend, even without a nationwide public holiday, saw no less than eight new releases. 

Top of the heap is Mortal Kombat, launched onto 406 screens in 250 theatres. It took a quick $4.09 million, substantially less than Godzilla vs Kong which made $7.68 million in its first weekend a month ago. Godzilla is now on $26.14 million, though it dropped by 65% to $855,000 this weekend. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.