‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ to Trample Competition With $48 Million
Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla-King-of-the-monsters-2019-movie-posters/”>Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is stomping its way to an estimated $48 million debut from 4,108 North American locations.The follow-up to 2014’s “Godzilla” took in $19.6 million on Friday.
The latest projection is slightly below earlier tracking estimates, which had placed it in the $50 million to $55 million range.
In any case, it’s likely to debut far behind its predecessor, which took in $93 million in its opening weekend and wound up with $200 million domestically and $529 million from overseas territories.
However, “King of the Monsters” will come somewhat closer to “Kong: Skull Island,” the second installment in the Dark Universe franchise.
That film took in $61 million in its 2017 debut.Michael Dougherty directed “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” which centers on the legendary lizard battling other kaiju who have been awakened, including Mothra, King Ghidorah and Rodan.
The film stars Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler and Bradley Whitford.
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