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Is Godzilla: King Of The Monsters A Financial Flop?

Updated: Jun 17, 2019



The numbers for Wednesday's box office numbers came in yesterday and Godzilla: King Of The Monsters pulled in $1,585,122 in the domestic box office with a total domestic gross of $84,236,941. This resulted with the total worldwide gross to cross the $300 million mark ($300,236,941 to be specific). There is a lot of speculation about whether or not this movie will be able to break even.


Over the past two weeks, everybody has been constantly checking the box office numbers. We are constantly checking if the next day Godzilla: King Of The Monsters did any better than the previous day. The first weekend, the movie under performed opening with $47+ million, which is way lower than what everybody predicted. Then by the second weekend there was 67% drop pulling in only $15+ million since Dark Phoenix and The Secret Life Of Pets 2 was opening that weekend. This weekend, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters will be hit with another box office drop with Men In Black: International making its debut. The magic number that Godzilla: King Of The Monsters has to hit ranges between $425 - $460 million. From how it is looking for Godzilla, it's not good.


This week's domestic box office numbers

While China is wracking in most of the international box office numbers, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is going to need more than just China. The movie is going to need a miracle in the domestic box office. Right now if you look at the daily domestic numbers the movie is on its last leg. It has only been pulling in $1 - $2 million this week so far. Usually, we wouldn't see these numbers until 5-6 weeks after the movie's release (unless that movie is Avengers: EndGame then expect that movie to keep breaking box office records for another two months). If you take a look at China's numbers, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters made $66 million on the first weekend, but then there was a 64% drop on the second weekend making only $23 million. When looking at the daily box office numbers for this week it's the same thing as the daily domestic box office making mostly $1 million. At this point China is just looking like this movie's life support before the plug is pulled. This is why the domestic box office is important. If the movie is not doing well on its home turf and overseas then the studio is not going to make that money back at all. If it keeps tracking like this then I'm predicting at least $350+ million worldwide by next month.


So is Godzilla: King Of The Monsters a financial flop? I'm not saying that this movie is a financial failure just yet, but it's not looking good. There has been a lot of debate lately over whether Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is a flop or not and we are only on the second week. Anything could happen between now and the end of the movie's run. Maybe this Father's Day weekend we might see a miracle happen. Maybe all of the dads will want to go see Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (I know that my Dad has been itching to go see it with me) and it causes a massive surge at the domestic box office. If I'm wrong and a massive surge happens and does reach that $425 - $460 million range some time then I will celebrate with all of you guys. I want to see Godzilla: King Of The Monsters succeed just as much as everybody else. In the meantime, I just don't see Godzilla: King Of The Monsters being either a financial success or a financial failure right now. It's still too early to tell.


This is not to discourage anybody from seeing the movie. This is just to show where the movie is standing so far. If you love Godzilla: King Of The Monsters then what difference does the numbers make? Instead of worrying about the box office numbers, how about we get the hype train going for Godzilla vs Kong?


What do you predict will happen? Will the movie stay on course with the current tracking or do you think it will make more? Let me know of your thoughts down in the comment section. If you would like to show your support for The Kaijuologist then make sure to click on the donate button which you can find at the top of the page. You can donate which ever amount you want as every little bit helps. Make sure to follow me on my Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date for more news, reviews, and discussions.