Mortal Kombat saw a $22 million opening at the U.S. box office | Destructoid

This weekend saw the U.S. opening of Warner Bros. long-in-development adaptation of its gory fighting franchise, Mortal Kombat. And, all things considered, the film has been a success, pulling in domestic box office sales of around $22.5 million USD.
This is the highest opening for an R-rated movie since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has understandably left cinema sales reeling over the past 13 months. Mortal Kombat was screened in almost all re-opened theaters (estimated to be around 60% of the U.S. total) and is also available to stream at home on paid service HBO Max, though the money made via the latter is not taken into account.
It remains to be seen whether Mortal Kombat is more of a a frontloaded draw, or whether it continues to pull in big numbers over the coming weeks. Either way, a sigh of relief is no doubt being exhaled over at Warner Bros. Studios, and a sequel to the violent action flick already seems an inevitability. Someone give Musetta Vander a call…
Mortal Kombat is now screening in theaters in the U.S. and on HBO Max.
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