After injecting new life into the domestic box office last weekend with a pandemic-era record $31.6 million three-day and $48.1 million five-day, Warner Bros.’ Godzilla vs. Kong easily battled to the top of the heap once again with an estimated $13.38 million from 3,084 locations.
That sophomore dip of 58% is largely in line with other Warner Bros. releases that debuted day-and-date in theaters and on HBO Max this year, including The Little Things (-55%), Tom & Jerry (-53%) and Judas and the Black Messiah (-56%), while it’s significantly better than Wonder Woman 1984, which dropped a steeper 67% in its second weekend of release over the first weekend of January.
With this weekend’s result, Godzilla vs. Kong is already the highest-grossing film released during the pandemic to date with $69.5 million after just 12 days of release, surpassing Tenet ($58.5 million) and The Croods: A New Age ($56.5 million). That also makes it one of four Warner Bros. titles in the top five-grossing films domestically since the pandemic hit in March 2020, a list that also includes Tenet, Wonder Woman 1984 ($46.2 million) and Tom & Jerry ($41.1 million).
Top DMA markets for Godzilla vs. Kong this weekend were, in order: Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Phoenix, Houston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Salt Lake City and Minneapolis.
Nobody remained in second place in its third weekend of release with an estimated $2.65 million, an 11% drop from last weekend’s total. That’s a good result for the Bob Odenkirk action film, which suffered a relatively steep 56% decline between its first and second weekends. The Universal release has $15.63 million to date.
Dropping one spot to third place was the Sony/Screen Gems horror title The Unholy, which grossed an estimated $2.4 million in its sophomore frame. That’s a drop of 24% from last weekend’s tally, bringing the cume to $6.73 million.
Raya and the Last Dragon dipped to fourth place with an estimated $2.14 million, representing an increase of 5% from last weekend’s total. The Disney animated film has $35.24 million after six weeks of release.
The only new wide release of the weekend, Lionsgate’s Voyagers, failed to make an impression in its opening frame, grossing an estimated $1.35 million from 1,972 screens in fifth place. Unlike the studio’s similar Chaos Walking, which debuted with a better $3.78 million last month thanks in part to the draw of stars Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, Voyagers didn’t bring much in the way of star power and as a result failed to gain as much traction among the target teen-to-young-adult demo. The studio reports that the opening weekend audience for Voyagers was 57% male and 66% over the age of 25.
Godzilla vs. Kong crossed the $350 million global mark after taking in an estimated $24.1 million overseas this weekend, including $12.9 million in China, where it has an incredible $165.4 million to date. The MonsterVerse title has a total of $288.3 million internationally and $357.8 million global from 39 total markets, including the U.S. and Canada. The film’s total IMAX cume is now $24.1 million, effectively 9% of its total international box office.
Nobody took in an estimated $2.37 million from 12 territories, including a $600k opening Korea. Its international total is $13.16 million and its global cume is $28.78 million.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway grossed an estimated $2.8 million in Australia and New Zealand over the weekend, bringing its international total to $10.2 million to date. The Sony family title doesn’t open in North America until June 18.
|Title||Estimated weekend||% change||Locations||Location change||Average||Total||Weekend||Distributor|
|Godzilla vs. Kong||$13,380,000||-58%||3,084||20||$4,339||$69,500,000||2||Warner Bros.|
|The Unholy||$2,400,000||-24%||1,850||$1,297||$6,731,878||2||Sony Pictures|
|Raya and the Last Dragon||$2,140,000||5%||1,941||-90||$1,103||$35,240,411||6||Walt Disney|
|Tom and Jerry||$1,110,000||-22%||1,826||-447||$608||$41,122,000||7||Warner Bros.|
|The Marksman||$120,000||-22%||281||-180||$427||$15,214,804||13||Open Road|
|Wonder Woman 1984||$92,000||-32%||972||-39||$95||$46,257,000||16||Warner Bros.|
|The Little Things||$90,000||-18%||205||-121||$439||$15,160,000||11||Warner Bros.|
|Wrong Turn||$34,764||-6%||48||-36||$724||$1,064,097||11||Saban Films|
|The War with Grandpa||$25,155||16%||255||-33||$99||$21,109,440||27||101 Studios|
|Judas and the Black M…||$22,000||-8%||655||-10||$34||$5,281,000||9||Warner Bros.|
|Lamb of God: The Conc…||$12,826||-77%||46||-36||$279||$706,921||5||Purdie|
|City of Lies||$11,143||34%||19||-5||$586||$565,661||4||Saban Films|