‘Rocketman’ Soars High With $25 Million Opening Weekend

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Rocketman is kicking off with a bang.

The “fantasy musical” film based on Elton John’s life and career has launched at the North American box office with a $25 million opening weekend against a $40 million production budget.

Rocketman finished in third place, behind Godzilla: King of the Monsters ($49 million) and Aladdin ($42.4 million.)

Critics and audiences alike are praising the film: Rocketman currently holds a 91% Rotten Tomatoes rating and 88% audience approval score.

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