Godzilla slayed the Disney Box Office Monster! 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' narrowly beat last week's winner the new Live-Action 'Aladdin' to take 1st place this past weekend! With an opening weekend of $47.7M the Godzilla sequel was your #1 movie, not an overly impressive opening weekend considering the totals 'Aladdin' put up last weekend. 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' also has a budget of $170M so the domestic $47.7M was a little on the low side. It should be noted they made up for it however in foreign markets with an opening weekend of $130M.
Dropping just over 53% from last week 'Aladdin' was in 2nd place with $42.8M and a 2 week worldwide total of almost $450M! In 3rd place with $25.7M was the brand new musical bio-pic of Elton John 'Rocketman' starring Taron Egerton. In 4th place with $18M was another new release, 'Ma' starring Octavia Spencer. The horror/thriller did extremely well considering the budget is only $5M. Rounding out the Top Spots in 5th place, dropping from 2nd place last week was 'John Wick: Chapter 3' with $11M. John Wick now has an impressive 3 week domestic total of $125M!
There are 2 new movies opening in wide release this coming weekend. 'Dark Phoenix', the latest in the X-Men films & possibly the last under the Fox banner with the Disney/Marvel purchase of Fox. It stars the usual X-Men bunch including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence. They have added 'Game Of Thrones' star Sophie Turner as the title character 'Dark Phoenix' a.k.a. Jean Grey! Also opening this Weekend is the Illumination Studio sequel 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' with Patton Oswalt new as the voice of Max The Dog.
As for our prediction, both are going to do well! With the success of the last movie we think 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' will most likely edge out all other films to be your new #1 movie after this coming Weekend! It's in almost 1,000 more theatres and families will flock to see it!
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