A lack of new wide openers meant little change in the top films at the domestic box office this weekend, with Godzilla vs. Kong once again taking the crown ahead of the release of Warner Bros.’ highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat reboot next Friday.
Threepeating in first place, Godzilla vs. Kong held slightly better than last weekend with an estimated $7.71 million, marking a 44% drop in its third frame. The monster mash-up’s top markets this weekend were, in order, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, Salt Lake City and Atlanta. Its domestic haul is a robust $80.52 million to date.
Nobody sat tight in the runner-up position with an estimated $2.5 million in its fourth weekend of release, bringing the Universal action title to $19.05 million.
Sony/Screen Gems’ horror film The Unholy dropped just 14% to an estimated $2.06 million, good enough for a third-place finish. The domestic cume for the PG-13 title stands at $9.56 million through its third weekend.
Raya and the Last Dragon finished in fourth place with an estimated $1.9 million, a 14% dip from last weekend’s tally. The Disney title has $37.67 million after seven weeks of release.
Tom & Jerry rose one spot to fifth place with an estimated $1.09 million in its eighth weekend, bringing the total for the Warner Bros. release to $42.58 million.
Lionsgate’s Voyagers fell out of the top five in its sophomore frame, dropping 43% to an estimated $790,000. The YA sci-fi has $2.56 million so far.
In semi-limited release, the NEON horror film In the Earth debuted on 547 screens with an estimated $506,000, good for a per-screen average of $925.
Godzilla vs. Kong crossed the $300 million international threshold with an estimated $12.2 million overseas this weekend, bringing its cume abroad to $309.7 million and its worldwide total to $391.21 million. The tentpole’s total in its top market, China, now stands at a fantastic $177.1 million, making it the highest-grossing entry in Warner Bros.’ so-called MonsterVerse in the country.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway continued performing well in Australia, where it finished at No. 1 in its fourth frame with an estimated $2.2 million, down just 14% from last weekend. The family sequel grossed a total of $2.4 million from 611 screens in Australia and New Zealand this weekend, bringing its lifetime cume to $14.7 million.
|Title||Estimated weekend||% change||Locations||Location change||Average||Total||Weekend||Distributor|
|Godzilla vs. Kong||$7,705,000||-44%||3,001||-83||$2,567||$80,515,000||3||Warner Bros.|
|The Unholy||$2,060,000||-14%||2,057||207||$1,001||$9,562,733||3||Sony Pictutres|
|Raya and the Last Dragon||$1,900,000||-14%||1,945||4||$977||$37,674,610||7||Walt Disney|
|Tom and Jerry||$1,090,000||-10%||2,028||202||$537||$42,577,000||8||Warner Bros.|
|In the Earth||$506,000||547||$925||$506,000||1||Neon|
|The Croods: A New Age||$310,000||27%||636||-503||$487||$57,088,348||21||Universal|
|The Marksman||$160,000||33%||331||50||$483||$15,424,002||14||Open Road|
|The Father||$144,000||132%||689||487||$209||$1,569,296||6||Sony Pictures Classics|
|Promising Young Woman||$100,000||87%||636||62||$157||$6,319,385||17||Focus Features|
|Judas and the Black M…||$57,000||159%||783||128||$73||$5,352,000||10||Warner Bros.|
|Wrong Turn||$49,612||43%||63||15||$787||$1,127,454||12||Saban Films|
|Trigger Point||$34,500||77||$448||$34,500||1||Screen Media|
|Jakob’s Wife||$30,000||101||$297||$30,000||1||RLJ Entertainment|
|The War with Grandpa||$25,694||-1%||215||-40||$120||$21,140,505||28||101 Studios|