Godzilla: King of the Monsters Drops to #4, Detective Pikachu to #9 in U.S.

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Godzilla earns US$15.4 million in 2nd weekend

Legendary Pictures' Godzilla sequel film Godzilla: King of the Monsters earned an estimated US$15.4 million to rank #4 in the in the United States box office in its second weekend, a 68% drop from its first weekend. The film has earned an estimated total of US$213.7 million in the foreign market, for an estimated total worldwide gross of US$292,297,097.

The film was originally slated for March 22, but was rescheduled to open on May 31. The film earned US$49 million in the United States in its opening weekend.

Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights, Super 8, Bloodline), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring, Bates Motel), and Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) star in the film as a father, mother, and daughter. Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Letters from Iwo Jima, Inception) and Sally Hawkins (Paddington, Blue Jasmine) return from the 2014 film.

Rob Letterman's live-action Pokémon Detective Pikachu film earned an estimated US$2.98 million to rank #9 in its fourth weekend in the United States box office. The film has earned an estimated cumulative total of US$137,401,719 in the United States. The film has now earned an estimated US$272.1 million internationally, and has earned an estimated cumulative total of US$409,501,719 worldwide.

The film had the highest U.S. opening weekend box office for any film adaptation of a video game (unadjusted for inflation), with its US$54 million opening weekend earnings topping Lara Croft Tomb Raider's US$47.7 million in 2001.

The film opened in Japan on May 3 at #3, below Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire and Avengers: Endgame.

Sources: Variety (link 2, Rebecca Rubin), Box Office Mojo (Brad Brevet) (link 2, link 3)

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