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Summer Weekend 5 Recap
Godzilla Levels the Competition
by LesG
posted Sunday, June 02 @ 1:15 pm

The king is not dead, but his royal status isn't what it used to be. Godzilla: King of the Monsters took the top spot at the box office with a $49M opening weekend. That's on the low end of most expectations, and just over half of the $93M premiere 2014's Godzilla roared too. The previous chapter went on to a multiplier of 2.15. A similar trajectory would put King of the Monsters on a path to just over $100M total. With the competition coming in hot over the next several weekends, it's going to be difficult for Godzilla to climb much higher than that projection.

After a solid Memorial Day weekend opening, Aladdin snatched $42.3M in its second weekend. That's a drop of 53.7%. Much better than the 65% drop Solo: A Star Wars story saw last year, but also far from the solid holds Disney's better received live action remakes have managed (The Jungle Book: 40.4%, Beauty and the Beast: 48.3%). Still, Aladdin should be able to ride the magic carpet to a final tally over $250M. After 10 days it sits at $185M.

Blasting off into third place, The Elton John biopic Rocketman scored $25M in its first weekend. That's also on the low end of projections, and less than half of what last fall's Bohemian Rhapsody pocketed ($51M). With a much higher critical rating, and a similar audience response to the Queen biopoic, Rocketman should be able to maintain altitude down the stretch, but if it cracks $100M at this point it would be quite a feat.

In fourth place, the thriller Ma managed a solid $18.3M, while the top five was rounded out by John Wick: Chapter 3—which picked up $11.1 in its third weekend for a new total of $125.8M.

Weekend Top 10
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum