New to Theatres This Weekend: Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Rocketman, Ma

With Aladdin coming off a strong $90 million opening weekend, we have an interesting box office battle shaping up as Godzilla: King of the Monsters enters the ring. The kaiju movie is expected to claim the top spot but seems unlikely to come anywhere close to the numbers that the 2014 Godzilla put up, instead tracking closer to Kong: Skull Island. Also in wide release we have the Elton John biopic Rocketman starring Taron Egerton, which has been getting positive reviews. Some are wondering if it could follow the trajectory of the insanely successful Bohemian Rhapsody, although the big difference is that Rocketman is rated R. The weekend’s other major release is the Blumhouse thriller Ma starring Octavia Spencer. As with most Blumhouse projects, expectations are modest but you can never discount the possibility of a surprise hit. What will you be watching this weekend?

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