‘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.
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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