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The movie 'Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire' has a box office opening of $80 million.

Arts and EntertainmentThe movie 'Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire' has a box office opening of $80 million.

The combo of King Kong and the monster film "Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire" blew away expectations at the box office over the weekend.

The movie opened to over 80 million dollars in the US and Canada, according to Sunday studio estimates. The monster merger from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures starring Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry fell just short of the debut of "Dune: Part 2." The monster merger from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures starring Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry fell just short of the debut of "

The opening weekend projections were for the monster movie to make between $50 million and $50 million. Mary Parent, chairman of worldwide production for Legendary, said that the film was a cinematic event and that the characters were doing things they had never seen before. There are large swaths of the film that don't have any dialogue, and it's a very mythic experience.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire came in second at the box office with $15.7 million for a two-week total of $73.4 million. In its fifth week, Dune: Part Two fell to third place with an $11.2 million take and a domestic total of $252.4 million. The last movie from Warner Bros. and Legendary, the film "Kong vs. Kong," had a much smaller opening weekend of $48.6 million, but it was still a success. Parent said it was a big number all things considered. The creature that originated in Japan and spent most of its screen life there earned more than $500 million worldwide. Four months after the most recent Japanese version, the critical favorite and Oscar winner, "Godzilla Minus One", came out.

Many people were willing to pay extra for IMAX and other special formats because there wasn't a lot of Godzilla for them. Two of the biggest movie stars in the world are on the biggest screen possible, and you have to hear them with the best sound possible. The year to date is 6 percent behind in comparison to the year before, and it was 20 percent behind on the eve of the release of "Dune." The industry was feeling pretty sad before Dune Part 2 opened, but they've made up a lot of ground. The summer is full of titles that are not guaranteed megahits but could break big, including Ryan Gosling's "The Fall Guy" and the next installments of " Mad Max," "Inside Out" and "Deadpool."

It is highly unlikely that the theatrical movie business will surpass the $1 billion mark by the year 2023, but that brings some hope. "'Barbenheimer' is kind of a once-in-a-lifetime event," he said. The New Empire was 80 million. “Arthur the King” was worth $2.4 million. The crew is worth $1.5 million.

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