Friday Box Office: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Stomping Toward 50+ Million Debut

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is go-go-going to win out the weekend, but the question remains whether it can compete with its fellow Warner Bros.

Monster-Verse companions.

Director Michael Dougherty’s creature feature took in $19.6 million on Friday night, including a mighty healthy $6.3 million in Thursday night previews.

That’s a bit behind Kong: Skull Island, which nabbed $20.1 million in its opening Friday before debuting to $61 million, although King of the Monsters had a better Thursday night.

Of course, neither had much of a chance of catching the surprise hit …

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