The latest box office numbers are in, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters was No. 1. It made an estimated $49 million in the United States and Canada to come out on top in its debut weekend. That is a massive number, but it was slightly below industry projections of $50 million, according to Entertainment Weekly, which supplied all the box office numbers.
Additionally, the $49 million start is well below the movies that it serves as a sequel to. 2014’s Godzilla made $93.2 million over its opening weekend, while 2016’s Kong: Skull Island–which is in the same MonsterVerse–debuted with $61 million over its first weekend.
King of the Monsters made $130 million from overseas markets for a global opening-weekend haul of $179 million. The movie stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, and Ken Watanabe; it was directed by Michael Dougherty (Superman Returns, X-Men 2).
Disney’s Aladdin made $42.3 million in its second weekend to finish No. 2, while the Elton John biopic Rocketman starring Taron Egerton was No. 3 with $25 million. Another new movie, the Octavia Spencer-starring horror film Ma made $18.3 million to land at No. 4, while John Wick 3 rounded up the top five $11.1 million.
Avengers: Endgame made a further $7.8 million to to push its lifetime domestic box office to more than $815.5 million. Worldwide, Endgame has made $2.713 billion, which is still behind Avatar’s all-time record of $2.788 billion.
May 31-June 2
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters — $49 million
- Aladdin — $42.3 million
- Rocketman — $25 million
- Ma — $18.3 million
- John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum — $11.1 million
- Avengers: Endgame — $7.8 million
- Pokemon Detective Pikachu — $6.7 million
- Booksmart — $3.3 million
- Brightburn — $2.3 million
- The Hustle — $1.3 million