‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Is No. 1 at the Box Office, But the Lizard Fails to Impress

Although “Godzilla-King-of-the-monsters-2019-movie-posters/”>Godzilla: King of the Monsters” made for a disappointing no.

1, this weekend was an excellent one for the box office.

And for that, the credit goes to “Aladdin,” “Rocketman,” and “Ma.”The combined heft of three credible openers led to about a 50% increase over June’s first weekend last year.

That means 2019 has reduced its year-over-year debit to less than 8%, or about $400 million.

That comes despite a major shortfall from “Godzilla,” and with better-than-expected showings for both “Rocketman” and “Ma” — a performance that suggests franchises don’t always rule the day.The best hopes for 2019 still lie in titles like “Toy Story 4,” the newest “Spider-Man,” and “The Lion King.” However, secondary weekends like these are essential to fulfill hopes for a rebound and for the sustained health of the industry.The latest Godzilla, entry, five years after the most recent reboot, sold half as many tickets as its

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