Mortal Kombat, the latest movie adaptation of the popular fighting game franchise, made $22.5 million in the US in its first weekend, according to Deadline.
The number one movie of the weekend, the film helped the US box office hit $52.9 million - its highest for a weekend since March 2020. The movie has already made more than $50 million worldwide.
Mortal Kombat Made $22.5 Million At The US Box Office On Opening Weekend
Those numbers are particularly impressive when factoring in the movie's availability on HBO Max, too.
"All of this is a great sign that the world is opening up again, as the pandemic eases and vaccinations go up," Deadline notes, and it's hard not to agree.
According to the Deadline report, pre-sales tripled after Warner Bros revealed the movie's first seen minutes of footage. You can check them out below, although it's not for the faint of heart.
Have you seen Mortal Kombat yet? If so, what did you think?
In other, franchise-adjacent news, it appears the team behind the long-running series could be working on a new Marvel fighting game. Find out more here.