Godzilla roared its way into theaters and scared up an astounding $93.2 million in its opening weekend. The “king of the monsters” made $9.3 million alone on Thursday night in early showings, and we had a feeling it would finish the weekend as huge as the big guy himself.
Gareth Edwards' movie is the third film in the last four weeks to open at $90 million or higher, which is fantastic news for Hollywood as we truly get into the “official” start of summer with next week’s Memorial Day weekend and the release of the highly anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Meanwhile, last week’s number one movie -- Neighbors -- added another $26 million to its total haul of $91.5 million. That’s some serious cash for a comedy!
Third place belonged to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which earned $16.8 million as it continued its journey towards the coveted $200 million mark -- just over $25 million more to go! Andrew Garfield and company’s sequel has earned a total of $172.2 million in its three weeks of release.
Disney’s Million Dollar Arm made its first week mark and landed in fourth place. The true story starring Jon Hamm took in $10.5 million. Closing out the top five was The Other Woman with $6.3 million.
Box office top 10:
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
9. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. $2 million
10. Moms’ Night Out, $1.9 million