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Box Office Report For May 31-June 2

Welcome back to the weekly box office report! Each and every Sunday, you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, a trio of new releases entered the marketplace, led by a massive sequel in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. In competition was the horror outing Ma and the musical biopic Rocketman. How did they all do? Let us take a look right now at just that…

Taking the top spot was Godzilla: King of the Monsters, though not with the gigantic haul befitting the titan. Taking in only about $49 million, it was not able to assert its dominance in a way that suggests a strong future for the franchise. The film likely won’t have strong legs either. Next year brings Godzilla vs. Kong, though that does seem like it’ll be the end of the line for the series.

Moving down to number two was last week’s champ, the live action version of Aladdin. Dropping over 53% to $42.3 million, this still is a solid number for Disney. Without question, audiences are delighting in this new take on their animated classic. Look for it to cross the $200 million mark next weekend.

Coming in at number three, with an estimated $25 million, was the Elton John biopic Rocketman. Even if it’s not making Bohemian Rhapsody type numbers, this was a fairly good opening, to the point where it has actually exceeded studio expectations. With strong legs in the weeks to come, it’s possible that this could even turn out to be a viable Academy Award player…

The fourth place position went to Ma, the little horror outing from Tate Taylor, with Octavia Spencer in the starring role. A five million dollar budget translated into an $18.2 million opening, so producer Jason Blum and Blumhouse are very pleased. Blum certainly knows how to execute these sorts of movies, that’s for sure.

*Nothing of note opened in limited release this week, box office wise. Maybe next weekend?*

Here now is what the top ten looked like at the box office for this weekend:

1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters – $49,025,000

2. Aladdin – $42,335,000

3. Rocketman – $25,000,000

4. Ma – $18,260,000

5. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – $11,100,000

6. Avengers: Endgame – $7,813,000

7. Pokemon Detective Pikachu – $6,665,000

8. Booksmart – $3,328,648

9. Brightburn – $2,315,000

10. The Hustle – $1,300,000

Beyond the top ten, here’s some further results at the box office:

11. A Dog’s Journey – $1,040,000

12. The Intruder – $810,000

13. Dumbo – $769,000

14. Biggest Little Farm – $421,000

15. Longshot – $360,000

16. Uglydolls – $200,000

17. Poms – $190,000

18. Captain Marvel – $170,000

19. Breakthrough – $163,000

20. The Souvenir – $138,950

21. The White Crow – $120,456

22. Echo in the Canyon – $105,678

23. All Is True – $95,570

24. Non-Fiction – $84,146

25. Penguins (Disneynature) – $84,000

Until next weekend!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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