After Sony’s disappointing Godzilla reboot in 1998, bringing the giant monster back from the depths was a bit of a gamble. Fortunately for Warner Bros., and Legendary Pictures, that gamble paid off as the latest Godzilla exceeded expectations in its opening weekend with an estimated $93.2 million. That’s the second best opening of the year, and not far off from the best, which belongs to Captain America: The Winter Soldier and it’s $95 million opening.
Last week’s #1 movie, Neighbors, has another great weekend and earned $26 million in its second weekend out. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 continued it’s slide down the list arriving at #3 in it’s third weekend out. The web-slinger sequel has now earned $172.2 million and looks like it’s on its way to becoming the least successful movie in the Spider-Man franchise.
Here is The Top 10 for the weekend of May 16 – 18, 2014:
1. Godzilla ($93.2M)
2. Neighbors ($26.0M)
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($16.8M)
4. Million Dollar Arm ($10.5M)
5. The Other Woman ($6.3M)
6. Heaven Is for Real ($4.4M)
7. Rio 2 ($3.8M)
8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($3.8M)
9. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return ($2.0M)
10. Moms’ Night Out ($1.9M)
New Movies in bold.
Figures from Rotten Tomatoes.
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