Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Box Office: “Godzilla x Kong” Crushes “Ghostbusters” in Previews, Will Take Weekend Title as Famed Stars Scare Audiences Again!


Happy Easter weekend!

Last night, “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” stomped into theaters and made $10 million!

Godzilla — he must have had work done, he never ages! — killed off “Ghostbusters Frozen Empire” handily. “Frozen Empire” melted to just $2 million.

Tonight, “Godzilla” should do twice its preview night and crush “Frozen Empire” under one foot.

And that’s the way it is, these days. The film has a lousy 54% from critics, but a 93% from audiences who saw it last night. People love to be terrorized! Pass the popcorn!

And Godzilla and King Kong — come on, this is Hope and Crosby, Affleck and Damon, Matthau and Lemmon. You know in real life they’re hanging around the Hillcrest Country Club eating the Cobb salad, planning to get out on the golf course. We love ’em!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News