Movie News

May 18, 2014
 

Box Office: ‘Godzilla’ Smashes Competition

Godzilla opened big at the box office this weekend, with the second biggest three-day-opening this year, earning an estimated $93.2 million (Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened with $95 million).  Also doing well overseas, Godzilla earned another $103 million, for a worldwide total of $196.2 million, after just three days since its release.  Last week’s champ Neighbors, finished second adding $26 million, and so far has earned about $93 million, ten days since its release.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 finished third with $16.8 million, making its domestic total $172.2 million, which is extremely underwhelming for such a high profile movie.  Luckily, Spider-Man 2 has earned a solid $633.2 million worldwide, saving it from a lackluster domestic run.

Also opening this weekend was Disney’s Million Dollar Arm, which failed to excite audiences finishing fourth with only $10.5 million.  Despite the presence of leading man John Hamm, Disney failed to make much of an impact at the box office with their latest live-action effort.

We’ll see what kind of longevity Godzilla has at the office, with Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past opening next weekend.  Check back for our full review of Days of Future Past later this week.

Here’s the full top-ten estimates from the weekend box office.

1. Godzilla $93.2 million

2. Neighbors $26 million

3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 $16.8 million

4. Million Dollar Arm $10.5 million

5. The Other Woman $6.3 million

6. Heaven is for Real $4.4 million

7. Rio 2 $3.8 million

8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier $3.8 million

9. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return $2 million

10. Mom’s Night Out $1.9 million

 



About the Author

Peter Towe
Peter Towe
A graduate of UMASS Boston, I have successfully put off getting a "real" job, and continue to watch, produce, review, and obsess over movies. I lived in Boston while I completed my degree, and now live in Chicago trying the improv thing.



 
 

 

Box Office Roundup: ‘Ragnarok’ Fights Off Competition to Remain Number One

Thor: Ragnarok fought off the weekend competition to remain number one at the box office.
by Peter Towe
 

 
 

Box Office Roundup: Tyler Perry Strikes Again

Tyler Perry laughs all the way to the top of the box office.
by Peter Towe
 

 
 
by Peter Towe
 

 

 

Box Office Roundup: ‘It’ Slips Past ‘American Made’

The Tom Cruise led American Made was expected to take the top spot at the weekend box office, but things were far closer than anyone expected. In a close three-way race, It was able sneak past both American Made and last weeken...
by Peter Towe
 

 
Advertisement
 
Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Box Office Roundup: ‘Kingsman’ Takes the Crown

After two weeks on top, Kingsman: The Golden Circle has topped the juggernaut hit IT.  While the Kingsman sequel earned enough to take the top spot, the film performed under expectations.  Kingsman: The Golden Circle brough...
by Peter Towe
 

 




%d bloggers like this: