Thursday, May 30, 2024

Box Office: “Godzilla” Crosses $100 Mil, Stomps All Over Previews for “Monkey Man” and “First Omen”


It was previews last night for two new films.

Both “Monkey Men” and “The First Omen” opened to $1.4 million and $725,000 respectively. That’s good news for the former, and not so great for the latter.

Neither did as well as “Godzilla x Kong,” which crossed $100 million with a $4 million take on Thursday night.

It’s not an exciting weekend coming up. But “Ripley” on Netflix and also “The Gentlemen” should keep audiences couch bound while we wait for some big releases. Coming soon: “Civil War” and “Challengers.”

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.

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