Weekend Box Office: GODZILLA Roars to No.1


Godzilla reboot of the classic Toho Studios movie monster pulled in $93 million at the U.S. box-office this weekend, the second biggest opening weekend of the year with a killer showing of $9.3 million from Thursday previews.

Godzilla — starring Bryan Cranston, eye-popping CGI and a wealth of low crane shots — had the biggest international opening of the year.

The raunchy comedy Neighbors held fairly well against the fire-breathing behemoth, dropping 47% to post a still very strong $26 million second weekend haul. The movie currently brings its total to $91.5 million domestically and half as much again internationally.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 took a slightly less dramatic plunge in its third weekend, and chugged along in third place, with $16.8 million as it brought its domestic total to $172.2 million, $45.7 million less than where The Amazing Spider-Man was at at the same time in 2012.

Jon Hamm-led fish-out-of-water baseball movie Million Dollar Arm opened in fourth with a respectable $10.5 million, playing to largely an older audience.

Rounding out the top five is The Other Woman with $6,3 million.

After expanding into 72 theaters, Jon Favreau‘s new film, Chef, served up $734,000 and with the right expansion could be making its way into the Top 10 by the end of the month.

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All U.S. movie box-office figures provided by Box-Office Mojo.