> US Box Office Analysis 31 May - 2 June 2019: Godzilla is king of the box office on its debut with a $50 million debut
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
Date published: Fri, 23rd August 2019
Date published: Thu, 15th August 2019
The sequel to 2014's Godzilla hits the US box office at the top with a weekend gross of $49 million which compared to the original is nearly half its $93 million debut.
Warner have big plans for the monster series and this is maybe a warning shot that the western movie fan is not as interested as those in China for example where the film had a monster opening.
The film is also lower than 2017's Kong: Skull Island and with a Kong and Godzilla matchup coming in 2020 there are warning signs.
Disneys live action remake starring Will Smith falls to number 2 this week with $42.3 million which gives the film a $185 million total gross after 2 weeks.
Making its debut at number 3 this week is the Elton John bio-pic which takes a respectable $25 million.
The films cinema run will be compared to Bohemian Rhapsody, although this film has debuted far lower than the Freddy Mercury film despite having better reviews.
Starring Octavia Spencer this suspense horror makes its debut at number 4 with a fairly muted $18.2 million opening.
Falling to the number 5 spot after 3 weeks of release is the Keanu Reeves action films which takes $11.1 million for a $125.7 million total.
The Marvel movie is the top total gross film on the US box office this week and after 6 weeks has taken an incredible $815.5 million.
Despite being a smaller hit than Disney are used to the Tim Burton live action movie remake has been on the US box office for 10 weeks and has taken $113.7 million.
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