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.
Source: Destructoid Mortal Kombat saw a .5 million opening at the U.S. box office