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Godzilla vs. Kong is still a monster at the weekend box office!


More money for monster mash!

The towering titans of the MonsterVerse once again reigned supreme at the box office this weekend as GODZILLA VS. KONG remained in first place with an estimated $13.3 million!

The PG-13 creature conflict fell by 58% from last weekend’s three-day figure, putting the Warner Bros. release at a 12-day domestic total of $69.5 million to easily make it the highest North American box office gross of the pandemic period. (The monumental slugfest will also be available on the HBO Max streaming platform through the end of April.)

The GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS/KONG: SKULL ISLAND sequel from director Adam Wingard has also knocked an additional $288.3 out of international crowds for a worldwide total of $357.8 million, on a reported $200 million cost.

Stepping up a spot to second place was the Bob Odenkirk action-thriller NOBODY with $2.6 million on its third weekend. Universal’s R-rated revenge movie (available via VOD on April 16) has a domestic total of $15.6 million and $28.7 million worldwide, on a reported cost of $16 million.

Creeping down to third place was the Sam Raimi-produced supernatural horror movie THE UNHOLY with $2.4 million. The PG-13 Sony thriller only scared away 23% of business from last weekend’s opening, for a ten-day domestic total of $6.7 million.

Disney’s animated fantasy RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON was in fourth place with $2.1 million. After six weekends in theaters, the PG-rated adventure has a domestic total of $35.2 million and a worldwide total of $97.2 million.

Drifting into fifth place was the new deep space thriller VOYAGERS with an opening of $1.35 million for the weekend.

Directed by Neil Burger (LIMITLESS, DIVERGENT), the PG-13 sci-fi drama sends Tye Sheridan, Colin Farrell and Lily-Rose Depp into the cosmos in search of a new home.

The Lionsgate release, which cost a reported $29 million, was originally scheduled for November 25, 2020 but was delayed due to obvious coronavirus-related reasons.

Critics mostly thought the movie should be jettisoned into the void, giving it an average of 26% on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 45 on Metacritic. Take a journey to the JoBlo review HERE.

In sixth place was the PG-rated live-action/animated hybrid TOM & JERRY with $1.1 million on its seventh weekend in theaters. The $79 million Warner Bros. release has a domestic total of $41.1 million and a worldwide total of $94.7 million.

The faith-based Mira Sorvino drama THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES was in seventh place with $597,000, getting a slight bump in business from its Easter weekend debut for a ten-day domestic total of $1.3 million.

In eighth place was the Benedict Cumberbatch espionage thriller THE COURIER with $436,000 on its fourth weekend, taking it to a domestic total of $4.9 million.

Wrapping up the list was the new Indian legal drama VAKEEL SAAB in ninth with an opening of $411,000 on only 290 screens, while the Tom Holland/Daisy Ridley sci-fi thriller CHAOS WALKING followed in tenth.

And after 20 weekends, the animated DreamWorks sequel THE CROODS: A NEW AGE finally departed from the chart. With a domestic total $56.7 million since its Thanksgiving weekend debut, the Universal release is the third-biggest pandemic performer behind Christopher Nolan’s TENET ($57.9 million) and the leviathans currently hammering each other in first place.

Next weekend gives those colossal rivals more time to tussle before new fighters enter cinemas on April 23 with the R-rated videogame adaptation MORTAL KOMBAT (which hits HBO Max on the same day). The bloody big-screen tournament has already punched $10.7 million from overseas audiences.

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