Opening last Wednesday in 3,064 locations, the much anticipated Godzilla vs. Kong, starring Alexander Skarsgård and Millie Bobby Brown, earned a monstrous $32.2 million over the Easter weekend for a five-day total of $48.5 million, making it the biggest opening weekend by far since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic—an especially impressive feat considering that it received a simultaneous streaming release on HBO Max. Wonder Woman 1984 previously held the title when it debuted last December with $16.7 million.
Debuting in second place was the horror film The Unholy, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a disgraced journalist who witnesses terrifying events in a small New England town. The film brought in $3.2 million, not a bad start considering it had to compete with a blockbuster.
Last weekend's top movie, the thriller Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk as a mild-mannered man who decides to take action when his house is robbed, dropped two spots to third. It earned an additional $3.1 million for a two-week total of $11.9 million.
Dropping from second to fourth, Raya and the Last Dragon still earned $2.1 million, as families needed some kid-friendly entertainment over Easter weekend. Its domestic total sits at $32.2 million after 5 weeks.
Rounding out the top five was the live-action/animated film Tom & Jerry, which dropped two spots from last weekend. Also providing some Easter family-friendly fun, the film earned an additional $1.4 million for a six-week total of $39.5 million. ~Alexandra Heilbron