The New Empire Delivers Franchise Best Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score



  • Godzilla x Kong
    has received high praise from audiences, despite a lower Rotten Tomatoes critics’ score.
  • The film debuted with a 93% audience approval rating, continuing the MonsterVerse’s success with fans.
  • The future of the MonsterVerse looks promising, with the potential for more films and a new season of
    Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire has scored a Titan-worthy approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes users. In another stark divide between critics and audiences, the movie followed-up its near-franchise-low Tomatometer score with the highest audience score of the franchise.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire


Release Date
March 29, 2024

Legendary Entertainment, Screen Queensland, Warner Bros.

Bow to your new king.

The latest MonsterVerse movie is certain to take the weekend box office after posting an impressive $10 million during Thursday night previews. When it comes to its reviews, the film has managed to wow audiences to debut with a monstrous 93% approval rating, making it the undisputed “King of the Monsters.” Currently, the score puts the film just ahead of 2021’s first monster mash-up of the mightiest Titans in cinema, and it seems that Adam Wingard has delivered another huge crowd-pleaser this time around.


RT Critic Score

RT Audience Score

Godzilla (2014)



Kong: Skull Island (2017)



Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)



Godzilla v Kong (2021)



Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (2023)



Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024)



*Correct at time of writing

Of course, there are going to be more reviews coming over the weekend, and this could see Godzilla x Kong take a small dip in its rating. However, the film is clearly still going to remain one of the best entries in the franchise to-date in the eyes of the people who matter – those bringing in the money at the box office.

The MonsterVerse is Not Done Yet

King Kong and Godzilla fighting in Tokyo in Godzilla vs Kong
Warner Bros. Pictures

Blockbuster movies have been taking a battering in the last few years, and 2023 seemed to be an all-time low for big budget spectacle movies with several superhero movies and franchise sequels. This went beyond just the performance at the box office, with critics constantly slamming the films, even the ones audiences loved.

However, 2024 appears to be turning a corner when it comes to theatrical takings. Dune: Part Two is quickly heading towards $600 million worldwide, and the recent releases of Kung Fu Panda 4 and Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire logged solid opening results. Now Godzilla x Kong is expected to be the second-biggest opening of the franchise, proving that perhaps the big screen blockbuster is alive and well after all.

Even before this success, it was clear that the MonsterVerse is not ready to send the Titans into hibernation just yet. As well as more movies being likely, Apple TV+ series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters has also set itself up for a new season after teasing the arrival of Kong into its narrative. Although there has been no official confirmation of what will come next for the franchise, the next phase of the MonsterVerse is probably not too far away based on the reaction Godzilla X Kong has seen on its theatrical debut.


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With an announcement about the franchise’s future yet to be made, fans will unfortunately have a pretty lengthy wait for the next installment, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and that most likely applies to gargantuan lizards and apes too. In the meantime, the four previous MonsterVerse movies can be streamed on Max, which Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is available via Apple TV+.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
is out now in cinemas.



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