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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.


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