Warner Bros. Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the sequel to the 2014 movie, Godzilla, has pulled in audiences this weekend putting it at the top of the weekend box office.
Despite hitting lower than expected figures, Godzilla: King of the Monsters did score itself an estimated $49 million domestically, which isn’t too bad, though it’s hardly close to its prequel’s $93.2 million as well as Kong: Skull Island which pulled in a little over $61 million. That being said, it was enough to set it atop of the box office charts this weekend and saw worldwide earnings of $179 million.
In second place is Disney’s Aladdin which pulled in an impressive $42 million on its second weekend with a drop of only 53%. This pushes its domestic earnings to $185 million and its overall global earnings to $446 million.
Two other new entries into the top ten debuted quite highly, the first being Paramount’s Rocketman, a movie based on the life of the one and only Elton John. This movie pulled in $25 million domestically earning it the award as the fourth largest opening for a music biopic. Globally, Rocketman pulled in $31.2 million. The movie already had a bit of a head start actually launching initially in the UK.
The second movie and fourth place this week is Universal’s Ma which pulled in $18.2 million domestically, which is impressive as the movie only had a $5 million budget. The movie earned $21.1 million globally.
This means that previous chart-toppers John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and Avengers: Endgame find themselves pretty low on the charts in fifth and sixth place, respectively. John Wick is still pulling in audiences with a little over $11 million domestic earnings this weekend putting its global total at $221 million.
Avengers: Endgame, on the other hand, saw only $7.8 million domestically, putting its global total at $2.71 billion which puts it ever so short of Avatar’s 2.78 billion.
Here’s the full rundown:
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters – $49,025,000*
- Aladdin (2019) – $42,335,000
- Rocketman – $25,000,000*
- Ma (2019) – $18,260,000*
- John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – $11,100,000
- Avengers: Endgame – $7,813,000
- Pokemon Detective Pikachu – $6,665,000
- Booksmart – $3,328,648
- Brightburn – $2,315,000
- The Hustle – $1,300,000
* Opening Weekend