Warner Bros. Pictures and Disney clashed at the box office this weekend, with “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” hoping to dethrone the live-action “Aladdin” release. Moviegoers had several new releases to choose from this weekend, including the musical drama “Rocketman” and the thriller “Ma.” All of these films have another fierce battle ahead, as the X-Men and Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night” are prepping to hit theaters.
As expected, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” won the weekend, opening with $49M across 4,108 locations. Michael Dougherty directed “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” which features Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, and Thomas Middleditch.
The new release pushed Disney’s “Aladdin” down to second-place. The live-action adaptation made $42.3M at 4,476 locations this weekend, bumping the film’s two week domestic total to just over $185M. Guy Ritchie directed “Aladdin,” and the live-action remake stars Will Smith, Naomi Scott, and Mena Massoud.
Paramount Pictures’ “Rocketman” landed in third-place overall with a $25M opening across 3,610 locations. “Rocketman” was directed by Dexter Fletcher, and features Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard.
The horror-thriller “Ma” opened in fourth-place on the domestic charts, bringing in $18.2M at 2,808 locations nationwide. Tate Taylor directed “Ma,” which features Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis, McKaley Miller, Corey Fogelmanis, and Gianni Paolo.
Lionsgate took fifth-place with “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.” The latest installment to the franchise made another $11M across 3,604 locations this weekend, bringing the film’s three week domestic total to just over $125.7M. Chad Stahelski directed “John Wick 3,” which stars Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, and Anjelica Huston.
As we reported earlier, the big releases next weekend are the X-Men sendoff “Dark Phoenix” and the animated comedy “The Secret Life of Pets 2.” Those two movies are opening against “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and “Late Night” at the specialty box office.
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