Crushing the competition, “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters” finished out the weekend with $47.7 million and an average of $11,630 in 4,108 theaters. Although that is slightly lower than its $54 million projections, it was still enough to take the crown and beat out Walt Disney’s “Aladdin,” which had a second weekend of $42.8 million, dropping 53% to second place. Paramount Pictures’ “Rocketman” opened at #3 with $25.7 million and Universal’s “Ma” debuted in fourth place with $18 million. Both of these debuts were below their projections with “Rocketman” missing the $39 million mark by quite a lot while “Ma” even missed the $24 million mark. The only other new release this weekend was a Fathom Events re-release of Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” which opened at #17 with just over $250,000. Surprising at #25 this weekend was Disneynature’s “Penguins,” which had fallen off the List two weekends ago, with an increase of +106.6%, giving it the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD for the weekend.

DC’s “Shazam!” surprised with a resurgence this weekend, jumping up six spots to #14. A24’s “The Souvenir” moved up from the #25 spot, landing at #23 in its third weekend. And surprise documentary hit “The Biggest Little Farm” stayed put at #15. Everything else on the List dropped, with “Long Shot,” “Poms,” “The Curse Of La Llorona,” and “The White Crow” all falling five spots or more. Falling off the List completely were three of the four predicted titles, including “Tolkien,” which BOMBed last weekend, “The Church,” which was a surprise entry last weekend, and “Little” which was never a huge hit. Joining them was the Aretha Franklin documentary “Amazing Grace,” which had been in release for six months, and “The Sun Is Also A Star,” which fizzled out in its third weekend.

Next weekend should go to Illumination’s “The Secret Life Of Pets 2,” which projections landing around $68 million. That may seem like a lot, but considering the original had an opening weekend of $104 million, that pales in comparison. Also looking to drop considerably from where its predecessors landed, Fox will likely finish out its X-Men run with “Dark Phoenix,” as it eyes a $50 million opening. With bad word of mouth, that number could be even lower, which never seems to happen when it comes to superhero fare. Also opening is the Emma Thompson/Mindy Kaling comedy “Late Night,” which could land on the List as well. Do not expect Disneynature’s “Penguins” to stick around for long, probably falling off the List again next weekend. “The White Crow” and “The Curse of La Llorona” are two easy targets as well, as they fall closer to the bottom of the List and having dropped five or more spots this weekend, they could easily fall off next weekend.

BOX OFFICE KING: “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters”
BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “Aladdin” (2019)
POPCORN AWARD*: “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters”
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Penguins” (Disneynature)

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (WB)
$47,776,293 ($47,776,293) $170m 1st N
2 Aladdin (2019) (BV)
$42,840,544 ($185,537,718) $183m 2nd #1 down
3 Rocketman (Par)
$25,725,722 ($25,725,722) $40m 1st N even
4 Ma (2019) (Uni)
$18,099,805 ($18,099,805) $5m 1st N even
5 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (LG/S)
$11,085,459 ($125,738,271) $55m* 3rd #2 down
6 Avengers: Endgame (BV)
$8,037,491 ($815,726,275) $356m* 6th #3 down
7 Pokemon Detective Pikachu (WB)
$6,953,882 ($130,890,093) $150m 4th #4 down
8 Booksmart (UAR)
$3,301,392 ($14,339,576) ** 2nd #6 down
9 Brightburn (SGem)
$2,455,683 ($14,353,235) $6m 2nd #5 down
10 The Hustle (UAR)
$1,320,842 ($33,216,444) ** 4th #8 down
11 A Dog’s Journey (Uni)
$1,114,385 ($18,838,855) $22m* 3rd #7 down
12 The Intruder (2019) (SGem)
$800,836 ($34,198,002) $8m 5th #9 down
13 Dumbo (2019) (Dis)
$597,546 ($113,583,428) $170m* 10th #11 down
14 Shazam! (WB)
$487,179 ($139,177,579) $100m 9th #20
15 The Biggest Little Farm (Neon)
$435,324 ($1,839,486) ** 4th #15 even
16 Long Shot (LG/S)
$334,770 ($29,904,463) $40m* 5th #10 downdown
17 Saving Private Ryan (Fathom) $265,125 ($265,125) ** 1st N even
18 Uglydolls (STX)
$221,608 ($19,588,805) $45m 5th #14 down
19 Poms (STX)
$207,644 ($13,213,810) $10m* 4th #13 downdown
20 Captain Marvel (BV)
$188,866 ($426,200,299) $152m* 13th #17 down
21 The Curse of La Llorona (WB)
$181,393 ($54,270,638) $9m 7th #16 downdown
22 Breakthrough (Fox)
$148,151 ($40,286,739) $14m 7th #18 down
23 The Souvenir (A24)
$133,420 ($460,236) ** 3rd #25
24 The White Crow (SPC)
$125,083 ($1,525,860) ** 6th #19 downdown
25 Penguins (BV)
$101,254 ($7,609,007) ** 7th #36 percentagerocket_graphic

<<<ALL DOMESTIC NUMBERS FROM BOX OFFICE MOJO>>>>


OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK

Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
Amazing Grace (2019) (Neon) $4,217,559 ** 26th #12
**
The Church (Indic.) $735,518
** 2nd #21
**
Little (Uni) $40,630,040
($48,665,249)
$20m 8th #2
(+$20.6m)
(+$28.7m)
The Sun Is Also a Star (WB) $4,929,117
($5,374,029)
$9m* 3rd #8
(-$4.1m)
(-$3.6m)
Tolkien (FoxS) $4,476,959
($7,767,604)
$20m* 4th #9
(-$15.5m)
(-$12.2m)

(OFFICIALLY CLOSED)


*POPCORN AWARD goes to the highest per theater average within the Top 25 List
**GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD goes to the highest increase within the Top 25 List

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