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Tillu Square outperforms Crew at North American box office with $1.8 million.Tillu Square outperforms Crew at North American box office with $1.8 million.
Apr 02, 2024 12:37 pm

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire opens in North America to $80 million. Crew was one among the biggest Hindi openers this year. First time this year, two Indian films made the North American box office top 10 for the week. Telugu film Tillu Square was 8th and Hindi film Crew 9th. Tillu Square, directed by Mallik Ram, follows DJ Tillu. It grossed $1.8 million opening weekend. Siddhu Jonnalagadda and Neha Sshetty star. Crew earned $1.5 million under Rajesh A Krishnan. Audiences and critics loved Crew, starring Kareena Kapoor, Tabu, and Kriti Sanon. Sunday studio estimates show Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire opened to $80 million on 3,861 North American theaters, defying predictions. The mega merger from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures starring Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry opened second in a strong year, barely behind Dune: Part 2's USD 81.5 million premiere. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, which teams the monsters instead of fighting, was projected to open at $50 million. “It's a cinematic event, and we're seeing these iconic characters do things we've never seen them do,” said Legendary chairman of worldwide production Mary Parent. “There are large parts of the film without dialogue, where we put you with the characters, it's very mythic.” Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, last week's top earner, came second with $15.7 million for $73.4 million in two weeks. Dune: Part Two ranked third in its fifth week with USD 11.1 million and 252.4 million domestically.The 2021 Warner Bros. and Legendary film Godzilla vs. Kong had a $48.5 million opening weekend, but for a film slowed by the coronavirus pandemic and released simultaneously on HBO Max, it was a serious success that foreshadowed the pairing. “It was a really big number, all things considered,” Parent added. New MonsterVerse film got second-biggest opening. Godzilla earned $93.2 million in 2014. The creature that began and spent most of its screen existence in Japan had its biggest hit in nearly 70 years. Revenue exceeded $200 million in North America and $500 million worldwide.Godzilla x Kong follows four months after the Oscar-winning and critically acclaimed Godzilla Minus One. Audiences were willing to pay more for IMAX and other formats, so there was no Godzilla oversupply. “These are literally two of the biggest movie stars in the world, and you have to see them on the biggest screen with the biggest sound,” said Comscore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian. Godzilla x Kong, Dune Part Two, and Ghostbusters have pushed the year 6% behind 2023, and it was 20% behind on the eve of Dune's March 1 release. "The industry was pretty glum before "Dune Part 2" opened, but they've made up a lot," Dergarabedian added. Ryan Gosling's The Fall Guy, the upcoming Planet of the Apes film, Mad Max, Inside Out, and Deadpool are among the summer's potential smashes. That gives the theatrical movie sector hope, but it's unlikely to eclipse 2023, when Barbie and Oppenheimer crossed USD 1 billion internationally. Dergarabedian called Barbenheimer a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Comscore estimates U.S. and Canadian theater ticket sales for Friday through Sunday. Last domestic figures will be announced.The final list: 1. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, $80 million.2. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, $15.7 million.3. Dune II, $11.1 million.4. Kung Fu Panda 4, $10.2 million.5. USD 3.3 million Immaculate.6. King Arthur, $2.4 million.7. Late Night With the Devil, $2.2m.8. USD 1.8 million Tillu Square.9. Crew, $1.5m.10. Imaginary dollar 1.4 million.