Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire squashes the competition at this weekend’s box office


Everyone loves a good monster team-up. At least, that’s what this weekend’s box office tells me. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, which took the top honors, opened domestically to $80 million and pulled an overseas gross of $114 million for a grand total of $193.9 million thus far. With a projected budget of around $135 million, that is an absolutely incredible start for the movie. Anything else from here is basically profit.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (how are there two films with Empire in the title out at the same time?) fell off pretty harshly with a 65% decline in profit. It still came in second but only managed an extra $15.6 million. That film’s budget of $100 million is unlikely to be fully recouped as even if we consider international gross, the movie has generated roughly $108 million total. Marketing is what will sink it.

From here out, it’s mostly a bunch of films from previous weeks. Dune: Part Two, which landed in third, is still trucking along and made another $11.3 million. Kung Fu Panda 4, coincidentally in fourth, hasn’t been able to top Dune again, but $10.2 million more in revenue is solid. Immaculate rounds out the top five and brought another $3.2 million, making it profitable with some wiggle room. It’s overall pretty solid for Hollywood right now.

Here are the top 10 movies from the weekend of March 29-31, 2024. All totals listed are domestic:

  1. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – $80 million
  2. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – $15.6 million
  3. Dune: Part Two – $11.3 million
  4. Kung Fu Panda 4 – $10.2 million
  5. Immaculate – $3.2 million
  6. Tillu Square – $2.5 million
  7. Arthur the King – $2.4 million
  8. Late Night with the Devil – $2.2 million
  9. Crew – $1.7 million
  10. Imaginary – $1.4 million
[Source] Variety, The Numbers

Peter Glagowski
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