Godzilla vs. Kong Reigns Supreme at the Box Office with $80 Million Opening Weekend, Crowned King of the Box Office

Godzilla vs. Kong Reigns Supreme at the Box Office with $80 Million Opening Weekend, Crowned King of the Box Office

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire was the undisputed king of the box office the film’s first week in theaters.

The sci-fi thriller starring Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry and Dan Stevens soundly defeated the competition in a celluloid battle for domination.

The action adventure overcame harsh reviews by critics to fill the coffers with $80 million in ticket sales domestically and another $114 million internationally for a global take of $194 million. 

Falling to second place was the otherworldly Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.

The comedic fantasy starring Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd and Ernie Hudson, along with the new generation of ghost fighters McKenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard was able to once again save the world from a second ice age and brought the heat earning $15.7 million.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire was the undisputed king of the box office the film's first week in theaters

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire was the undisputed king of the box office the film’s first week in theaters

The action adventure overcame harsh reviews by critics to fill the coffers with $80 million in ticket sales domestically

Globally the movie made $194 million

The action adventure overcame harsh reviews by critics to fill the coffers with $80 million in ticket sales domestically. Globally the movie made $194 million

Dune: Part Two landed firmly in third place. The thriller, based on the Frank Herbert book, earned $11.1 million over the Easter holiday weekend. 

‘‘DUNE: PART TWO’ has passed $600M worldwide,’ director Denis Villeneuve bragged on X Sunday.

Kung Fu Panda 4 defended its position, taking a foothold at number four.

The animated action adventure starring the voices of Jack Black and Awkwafina kicked up $10.2 million dollars for the weekend. 

Total earnings for the latest film in the popular franchise total some $347 million worldwide. 

Sydney Sweeney’s Immaculate dropped to fifth place. 

The versatile actress, 26, stars in and produced the supernatural fright flick about a young nun who unveils sinister happenings when she’s transferred to a convent in Italy.

Immaculate earned nearly $3.3 million its second week in theaters. 

Falling to second place was the otherworldly Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire. The  crew of the comedic fantasy was able to once again save the world from a second ice age and brought the heat earning $15.7 million

Falling to second place was the otherworldly Ghostbusters : Frozen Empire. The  crew of the comedic fantasy was able to once again save the world from a second ice age and brought the heat earning $15.7 million

Dune: Part Two landed firmly in third place. The thriller, based on the Frank Herbert book, earned $11.1 million over the Easter holiday weekend. '‘DUNE: PART TWO’ has passed $600M worldwide,' director Denis Villeneuve bragged on X Sunday

Dune: Part Two landed firmly in third place. The thriller, based on the Frank Herbert book, earned $11.1 million over the Easter holiday weekend. ‘‘DUNE: PART TWO’ has passed $600M worldwide,’ director Denis Villeneuve bragged on X Sunday

Kung Fu Panda 4 defended its position, taking a foothold at number four. The animated action adventure starring the voice of Jack Black and Awkwafina kicked up $10.2 million dollars for the weekend

Kung Fu Panda 4 defended its position, taking a foothold at number four. The animated action adventure starring the voice of Jack Black and Awkwafina kicked up $10.2 million dollars for the weekend

Sydney Sweeney's Immaculate dropped to fifth place,  earning nearly $3.3 million its second week in theaters

Sydney Sweeney’s Immaculate dropped to fifth place,  earning nearly $3.3 million its second week in theaters

The feel good film Arthur the King crossed the finish line in sixth place.

The fact-based drama starring Mark Wahlberg as an adventure racer who adopts a stray dog and takes the pooch along with him during competition lapped up $2.4 million in ticket sales. 

Late Night with the Devil held fast to seventh place. The spooky tale focuses on a late night talk show host who tries to boost his ratings by having a young girl who becomes possessed by Satan as a guest. 

The film has received a 97-percent score from critics and an 82-percent score from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes.  Late Night with the Devil film scared up $2.2 million its second week in theaters.

Tillu Square made its US box office debut in eighth place. 

The feel good film Arthur the King crossed the finish line in sixth place. The fact-based drama starring Mark Wahlberg and Simu Liu  as adventure races who bring a stray dog with them lapped up $2.4 million in ticket sales

The feel good film Arthur the King crossed the finish line in sixth place. The fact-based drama starring Mark Wahlberg and Simu Liu  as adventure races who bring a stray dog with them lapped up $2.4 million in ticket sales

Late Night with the Devil held fast to seventh place. The spooky tale focuses on a late night talk show host who tries to boost his ratings by having a young girl who becomes possessed by Satan as a guest scared up $2.2 million its second week in theaters

Late Night with the Devil held fast to seventh place. The spooky tale focuses on a late night talk show host who tries to boost his ratings by having a young girl who becomes possessed by Satan as a guest scared up $2.2 million its second week in theaters

Tillu Square made its US box office debut in eighth place. The Indian film about a man whose life is turned upside down following a murder, made its worldwide debut on Friday in limited release taking home $1.87 million

Tillu Square made its US box office debut in eighth place. The Indian film about a man whose life is turned upside down following a murder, made its worldwide debut on Friday in limited release taking home $1.87 million

Crew, another newcomer from India, enjoyed similar success. The comedy about the adventures of three flight attendants from Mumbai landed safely in ninth place with a payload of $1.5 million

Crew, another newcomer from India, enjoyed similar success. The comedy about the adventures of three flight attendants from Mumbai landed safely in ninth place with a payload of $1.5 million

Rounding out the top 10 was Imaginary. The thriller about a vengeful Teddy bear earned $1.4 million

Rounding out the top 10 was Imaginary. The thriller about a vengeful Teddy bear earned $1.4 million

The Indian film about a man whose life is turned upside down following a murder,  made its worldwide debut on Friday. Although it opened in only 450 theaters the take totaled $1.87 million. 

Crew, another newcomer from India, enjoyed similar success.  The comedy follows three flight attendants from Mumbai who embark on a journey to pursue their dreams, but find themselves caught up in unexpected situations.

Crew landed safely in ninth place with a payload of $1.5 million. 

Rounding out the top 10 was Imaginary. The thriller about a vengeful Teddy bear earned $1.4 million. After four weeks in theaters, the thriller has earned some $35.5 million worldwide.   

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