//‘Godzilla’ Loses Teeth With $49M Opening, But Counter-Programming Excels For First Time This Summer With ‘Rocketman’ & ‘Ma’

‘Godzilla’ Loses Teeth With $49M Opening, But Counter-Programming Excels For First Time This Summer With ‘Rocketman’ & ‘Ma’

6TH UPDATE, SUNDAY AM FINAL: Even though Legendary/Warner Bros. Godzilla: King of the Monsters led all movies at the domestic box office, it’s with lackluster results, as the lizard has fallen below his stateside projections with $49M, per the studio – and some rivals even see the pic’s three-day lower at $47M. And per our finance sources, Godzilla‘s overseas numbers of $130M are just as ugly as him. While Kong Skull Island ‘s U.S./Canada business surged Saturday over Friday by 19%, King of the Monsters fell 17%, from $19.7M on Friday to $16.3M. Heck, the lizard was even whipped by a Blue Genie, with Aladdin leading all titles yesterday with $17.3M.