‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Biting Into $50 Million in North America

Godzilla-King-of-the-monsters-2019-movie-posters/”>Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is living up to its name, roaring to around $50 million in its opening weekend at 4,108 North American sites, early estimates showed Friday.The Warner Bros.-Legendary sequel to 2014’s “Godzilla” should top the second weekend of Disney’s “Aladdin” at about $41 million along with newcomers “Rocketman” at around $22 million and “Ma” at $20 million.“Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” the 35th movie in the 65-year-old franchise, is performing in line with pre-release forecasts in the $50 million to $55 million range.

It’s the third installment in Legendary’s MonsterVerse and will likely wind up well behind the original, which launched with $93 million and went on to collect $200 million at the domestic box office and $529 million globally.“King of the Monsters” should debut about 20% below 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island,” the second entry in Legendary’s monster franchise.

“Kong: Skull Island” opened with $61 million in North America, and wound

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