Nobody was expecting Godzilla to lose the box office this weekend but it’s pleasantly surprising just how big a return the King of the Monsters had. Godzilla took in over $93 million, making it the second highest debut of the year so far behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier and tripling the opening of last year’s kaiju fest, Pacific Rim. Godzilla 2 is, obviously, in production, so hopefully this is a new, long reign for the king. Adjust for inflation, the 1998 disaster from Roland Emmerich made just over $74 million in it’s opening weekend.
In a far distant second was Neighbors, making another $26 million, putting it just over $91.5 million for it’s two weeks out.
Amazing Spider-Man 2 dropped another 56% to third place with only $16.8 million and it’s made $172.2 million for it’s three weeks out. It’s been doing excellent overseas, so it definitely won’t bomb but it’s probably kind of a disappointment for Sony.
Million Dollar Arm debuted at a kind of mediocre fourth place with $10.6 million. It’s below recent baseball movies like Moneyball and Trouble with the Curve but managed to be a little better than football bomb, Draft Day.
The Other Woman rounded out the top 5 with another $6.3 million, putting it just over $71 million total.
Lower on the list, Legends of Oz continues to be a disaster, coming in ninth place in it’s second week with a little under $2 million and only making about $757 per theater.
X-Men: Days of Future Past should dominate this weekend although Adam Sandler’s Blended will most likely be pretty strong as well.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.