MORTAL KOMBAT Scores A Flawless Victory At The Box Office With Strong $22.5M Domestic Opening

MORTAL KOMBAT Scores A Flawless Victory At The Box Office With Strong $22.5M Domestic Opening

Mortal Kombat may not have won over the majority of critics, but Warner Bros.' R-rated video game reboot is currently performing very well at the box office with a strong $22.5 million domestic opening.

Mortal Kombat is well on its way to scoring a flawless victory at the domestic box office after taking in an impressive $22.5 million over the course of its opening weekend.

This gives the violent R-rated reboot the second biggest bow of the pandemic era behind another recent Warner Bros. release, Godzilla Vs. Kong, which has now passed the $400 million mark globally (you'll find a breakdown below).

Mortal Kombat also took in $6.3 million from 37 foreign territories, which brings its global total to $50 million (the movie has been playing in several overseas locations since April 12). Considering the video game adaptation was made on a relatively modest $55 million budget, this bodes well for a sequel.

The movie received a mixed reception from critics (it currently sits at 56% on Rotten Tomatoes), but fans of the long-running video game series seemed happy enough with the martial arts action and gory fatalities on display - although the fact that the actual MK tournament doesn't take place has come in for some backlash.

Tell us, did you enjoy Mortal Kombat? Would you be interested in a sequel? Drop us a comment down below.

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