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    GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE Weekend 3 Box Office Report

    Source: Comscore
    Special Thanks to Paul Dergarabedian

    Comscore has announced the official North American and Global box office estimates for the weekend of April 14, 2024, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services. As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, Comscore provides the only theater-level reporting in the world. Customers are able to analyze admissions and gross results around the world using Comscore's suite of products.


    Comscore – Domestic Box Office Estimates – April 14, 2024, by Paul Dergarabedian  

    A re-cap of this weekend’s notable performers as reported by their respective distributors. Please note this weekend’s overall total estimated 3-day Domestic box office is $74.3M and YTD 2024 (estimated at $1.887B through Sunday) is down 16% vs. 2023

    ■ Notable Domestic Openers

    • In the top spot, A24’s CIVIL WAR opened in 3,838 locations to a weekend debut of $25,712,608 for a PTA of $6,699. The R-rated action drama directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina) portrays a journey across a dystopian future America, following a team of military-embedded journalists as they race against time to reach DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House. The film stars Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny, Nick Offerman, Jesse Plemons, Sonoya Mizuno & Stephen McKinley Henderson.
    • THE LONG GAME from Mucho Mas in 1,030 locations opened to a debut weekend of $1.39 million for a PTA of $1,350 and the film played very well to its Hispanic core audience. The film inspired by the book 'Mustang Miracle' follows the true story of five young Mexican American caddies in 1955 who created their own golf course in the middle of the South Texas brush country. Despite outdated and inferior equipment and no professional instruction to begin with, they would go on to compete against wealthy, all-white teams and win the 1957 Texas State High School Golf Championship.
    • Universal reports the re-release of DreamWorks Animation’s SHREK 2 in 1,512 locations took in an impressive $1.35 million this weekend.
    • Trafalgar reports SUGA - Agust D TOUR 'D-DAY' THE MOVIE opened on Wednesday and also played on Saturday for a gross of $990,881 for a domestic cume through Sunday of $2,200,905. As the grand finale of the world tour, 'SUGA - Agust D TOUR 'D-DAY' THE FINAL' marked the culmination of 25 concerts held in 10 cities, which captivated a total audience of 290,000 throughout its run.Experience the pulsating energy and excitement of 'D-DAY' THE FINAL' on screen, everything from the exquisite sounds traversing the boundary between '21st Century Pop Icon' BTS member SUGA and solo artist Agust D, electrifying performance, explosive energy, to special duet stages featuring fellow BTS members RM, Jimin, and Jung Kook.
    • Well Go USA, Inc. opened STING in 980 theatres to a weekend debut of $818,343 for a PTA of $835. The R-rated horror suspense film spins a web of thrilling terror when 12-year-old Charlotte’s pet spider rapidly transforms into a giant flesh-eating monster, forcing the young girl to fight for her family’s survival. The film stars Ryan Corr, Penelope Mitchell, Alyla Browne, Robyn Nevin, Silvia Colloca, Noni Hazlehurst, Jermaine Fowler, Rowland Holmes and is directed by Kiah Roache-Turner.
    • IFC Films reports ARCADIAN opened in 1,100 locations to a weekend debut of $481,100 for a PTA of $437. The R-rated horror/action films tells the story of a father and his twin teenage sons who fight to survive in a remote farmhouse at the end of the world. The film stars Nicolas Cage, Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins, Sadie Soverall & is directed by Benjamin Brewer.
    • Bleecker Street reports SASQUATCH SUNSET will gross $93,005 in its first weekend on 9 screens for a weekend PTA of $10,333. In the misty forests of North America, a family of Sasquatches - possibly the last of their enigmatic kind - embark on an absurdist, epic, hilarious, and ultimately poignant journey over the course of one year. These shaggy and noble giants fight for survival as they find themselves on a collision course with the ever-changing world around them. Starring Riley Keough and Jesse Eisenberg, acclaimed directors David and Nathan Zellner (KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER) bring you the greatest Bigfoot story ever told.
    • Roadside Attractions reports THE ABSENCE OF EDEN opened in 110 theatres for a weekend gross of $21,610.
    • Oscilloscope Labs reports Alexandria Bombach’s documentary INDIGO GIRLS: IT'S ONLY LIFE AFTER ALL opened to an extremely respectable $130k+ gross on Wednesday, April 10 and had a weekend gross of $14,150 for a domestic cume through Sunday of $147,382. The film played almost exclusively single shows at its nearly 100 venues, and saw sold out crowds in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, Atlanta, Asheville, Portland (OR and ME), Santa Fe and more.


    ■ Notable Domestic Holdovers

    • Warner Bros.’ GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE now in weekend 3 lands in the second spot in 3,847 theatres with $15.45 million this weekend for a PTA of $4,016 and a domestic cume through Sunday of $157,932,103 The international cume to date is $278.6M and the global running cume now stands at $436.6M through Sunday. Directed by Adam Wingard, this latest entry in the MonsterVerse franchise follows up the explosive showdown of GODZILLA VS. KONG with an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence -- and our own. The epic new film will delve further into the histories of these Titans, their origins, and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever. The film stars Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens, Alex Ferns, Brian Tyree Henry, Fala Chen & Kaylee Hottle.
    • In 3rd, Sony reports Columbia Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE now in weekend 4 in 3,350 theatres earned $5.8 million for a PTA of $1,731 and a domestic cume through Sunday of $96,966,923. The film now has an international cume of $63.0 million and a global total of $160.0 million. In this latest chapter of the “Ghostbusters” saga, the Spengler family returns to where it all started -- the iconic New York City firehouse -- to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who've developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an army of ghosts that casts a death chill upon the city, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.
    • In 4th, Universal reports KUNG FU PANDA 4 now in weekend 6 earned an estimated $5.5 million in 3,104 theatres for a PTA of $1,772 and a domestic cume through Sunday of $173,687,730. The film now has a global cume of $452.642M. After three death-defying adventures defeating world-class villains with his unmatched courage and mad martial arts skills, Po, the Dragon Warrior (Golden Globe nominee Jack Black), is called upon by destiny to … give it a rest already. More specifically, he’s tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace. That poses a couple of obvious problems. First, Po knows as much about spiritual leadership as he does about the paleo diet, and second, he needs to quickly find and train a new Dragon Warrior before he can assume his new lofty position.
    • Rounding out the Top 5, Universal’s MONKEY MAN now in weekend 2 earned $4.1 million in 3,037 theaters for a PTA of $1,350 and a domestic cume through Sunday of $17,765,255. Oscar nominee Dev Patel (Lion, Slumdog Millionaire) achieves an astonishing, tour-de-force feature directing debut with an action thriller about one man's quest for vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor and powerless. The film also stars Sharlto Copley, Vipin Sharma, Sikandar Kher, Pitobash, Sobhita Dhulipala, Adithi Kalkunte, Makarand Deshpande & Ashwini Kalsekar.


    ■ Notable Expansions

    • Focus Features continued its limited roll out of HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS this weekend grossing an estimated $70,000 from 75 theaters (+71).  The film’s current estimated cume stands at $122,595 and currently holds a 91% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes.  Next week the film will continue its limited expansion across the US.
    • Sideshow/Janus Films' release of Bertrand Bonello's time hopping sci-fi epic THE BEAST expanded to 23 screens this weekend and grossed an estimated $50,600, for a per-screen average of $2,200 and a new estimated cume of $106,158. The film will expand to an additional 20+ markets next weekend before expanding nationwide on 4/26.


    ■ IMAX Domestic/Global Highlights (Courtesy of IMAX)

    CIVIL WAR Breaks Out in IMAX!

    • A24’s CIVIL WAR launches its IMAX run with $5m this weekend from 530 screens, globally. In North America, the Alex Garland helmed thriller opens to $4.2m, 16.5% of the Domestic total from only 400 IMAX screens. CIVIL WAR continues its IMAX campaign next weekend, opening on an additional 160 IMAX screens in 31 markets, including France, Germany, India, Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, and Scandinavia.
    • The Event release of HYBE’s SUGA - AGUST D TOUR “D-DAY” THE MOVIE finds $2M from limited showtimes on 550 IMAX screens in 55 markets. 300 Domestic IMAX screens deliver $705K, 32% of the North American weekend total from showtimes on Wednesday and Saturday only. IMAX screens earned 50% of SUGA box office on Wednesday alone. In South Korea, only 24 IMAX screens produce $280K, accounting for over 80% of the nationwide opening weekend total.  SUGA continues his IMAX run, opening next weekend in India.
    • Legendary/WB’s GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE adds $1.7m to its IMAX total, with $1.1m of the weekend total coming from China alone. The IMAX Global cume for GXK climbs to $38m, with $14.8m earned in China.
    • Toho’s DETECTIVE CONAN: THE MILLION-DOLLAR PENTAGRAM releases to an impressive $1.5M in Japan from only 50 IMAX screens, a Top 10 IMAX local language opening in the market (#7) and a $30K per screen average.
    • Legendary/WB’s DUNE PART TWO earns $800K from only 150 IMAX screens, pushing the IMAX Global cume to $142M, the 7th Highest Grossing title ever for IMAX.
    • Toho’s HAIKYU!! THE MOVIE: DECISIVE BATTLE AT THE GARBAGE DUMP earns $600K, with $560K of the IMAX total coming from openings in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The IMAX cume reaches $5.5M.
    • This week finds Bandai’s BLUE LOCK EPISODE NAGI opening in Japan, while Crunchyroll’s SPY X FAMILY CODE: WHITE releases on 222 IMAX screens in 8 markets, including the US and France.



    Note: Warner Bros. has crossed the $1B mark at the international box office, becoming the first studio to reach the milestone this year. At 15 weeks, this is also the fastest the Studio has topped $1B overseas. Warner Bros.’ previous record was 17 weeks in 2018. Projections through Sunday are $1.040B.
    Notable Global Openers
    • A24 reports CIVIL WAR had a global launch that began in a few select major territories – including the UK, Australia, and Hong Kong with strong results. The film earned $4.253M in 17 international territories this weekend and when added to the domestic weekend of $27,712,608 took in $29,965,608 this weekend for a global cume to date of $30,014,608. The film will open across the world in additional major territories over the coming weeks.
    • Japanese title DETECTIVE CONAN: THE MILLION-DOLLAR PENTAGRAMopened to a weekend debut of $21,751,300. The film is a Japanese animated mystery film directed by Chika Nagaoka. It is the twenty-seventh installment of the Case Closed film series based on the manga series of the same name by Gosho Aoyama, preceded by BLACK IRON SUBMARINE in 2023.
    • Trafalgar reports SUGA - Agust D TOUR 'D-DAY' THE MOVIE opened to an international debut in 104 international territories bringing in $8,508,100 this weekend and when combined with the domestic debut of $990,881 earned $9,498,981 this weekend for a global cume of $12,259,305.
    • Universal reports BACK TO BLACK opened in its first 28 UPI markets this weekend, including Mexico. Collectively, these openers reached $1.0M, performing above PRISCILLA and 2x WHITNEY HOUSTON: I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY in the same markets (excl. previews). The life and music of Amy Winehouse, through the journey of adolescence to adulthood and the creation of one of the best-selling albums of our time. The film stars Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse, Jack O'Connell as Blake Fielder-Civil, Eddie Marsan as Mitch Winehouse and is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

    Notable Global Holdovers

    • Warner Bros.’ GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE generated an estimated $33.7M on 41,757 screens in 71 international markets this weekend, representing a good -47% in the 3rd weekend. The international cume to date is $278.6m and the global running cume now stands at $436.6M through Sunday. The film is distributed by Legendary East in China and TOHO in Japan.
    • Universal reports KUNG FU PANDA 4 continued its rollout in 5 markets this weekend, including Korea, where the title enjoyed the No.2 biggest animation opening day of all-time. Reported IBO Ex-China/Russia has surpassed KUNG FU PANDA 3. Kung Fu Panda is the No.2 highest-grossing DreamWorks franchise worldwide (behind Shrek). The weekend added $25.9M across 81 International markets, including $10.0M from openers, for an International cume through Sunday of $279.0M. Excluding China, expected performance through Sunday is above HTTYD3 at the same point. The global cume to date is now $452.642 million.
    • Columbia Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE earned $10.8 million this weekend from 8,500+ screens in 58 overseas markets for an international cume of $63.0 million and a global total of $160.0 million. France led all new markets with $2.2 million, which is on par with GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE, while Italy topped the charts with $1.0 million. Upcoming key market releases: South Korea (17-Apr), and Saudi Arabia (2-May).
    • GKIDs THE BOY AND THE HERON earned $12.405M this weekend in 19 international territories for a global cume to date of $294,153,226.
    • Warner Bros. reports DUNE: PART TWO brought in an estimated $7.2M in the 7th weekend in 76 international markets currently in release. The international cume to date is an excellent $411.8M and the worldwide total is an outstanding $683.9M through Sunday. DUNE: PART TWO is distributed by Legendary East in China.
    • Disney reports their release of 20th Century Studios’ THE FIRST OMEN has grossed an estimated $35.4M globally ($14.6M Domestic and $20.8M International). Internationally, the film held by a strong -41%, excluding new openers this weekend. That compares favorably to horror comps (POPE’S EXORCIST -33%, SCREAM (2022) -41%, SAW X -44%, EXORCIST: BELIEVER -45% and THE BOOGEYMAN -53%). Significant markets showing strong holds include Mexico (-30%), Spain (-35%), Italy (-42%), Brazil (-44%), Australia (-46%), Korea (-46%) and the UK (-49%). In already opened markets, the film is the #2 film in Indonesia, Korea (non-local), Argentina and Colombia & opened this weekend at #3 (non-local) in Saudi Arabia and UAE. It is now open in all international markets.
    • Universal reports MONKEY MAN added $1.3M across its first 27 international markets in Wknd 2, reaching an international cume through Sunday of $5.1M. The film now has a global cume of $22.847 million.
    • Universal reports OPPENHEIMER added $0.9M this weekend, driven mainly by Japan in weekend 3.. The film now has a global cume of $970.137 million.


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