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"Godzilla" Hefty, But Just Misses Biggest Opening Of The Year With $93.2 Million

Box Office Insider By Jim Amos | Box Office Insider May 18, 2014 at 12:35PM

A lower than expected Saturday curbed "Godzilla"'s rumble through the box office but the monster movie still roared to $93.2 million, just missing the opening $95 million take of "Captain America: Winter Soldier" for highest opening of the year.
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A lower than expected Saturday curbed "Godzilla"'s rumble through the box office this weekend but the monster movie still roared to $93.2 million, just missing the opening $95 million take of "Captain America: Winter Soldier" for highest opening of the year.  We'll have to wait for this coming weekend's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" for the next shot at dethroning the good Captain. The fanboys came out in droves for the film in Imax, as the format accounted for 15% of the weekend take with $14+ million. The movie will need every ounce of its' B+ Cinemascore to ward off the "X-Men" invasion coming this Friday.

Elsewhere, "Million Dollar Arm" failed to get out of a bases loaded jam, "Heaven" is up to a very real $82 million cume, "Captain America" hit $250 million domestic, "Belle" and "Chef" continue strong limited runs and Weinstein's "The Immigrant" opened to a just okay per screen average of $15,100.

WEEKEND TOP 10

1.   GODZILLA---Warner Brothers---$93.2 million

2.   NEIGHBORS---Universal---$26.0 million---Down 47%---$91 million cume

3.   AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2---Sony---$16.8 million---Down 52%---$172 million cume

4.   MILLION DOLLAR ARM---Buena Vista---$10.5 million

5.   THE OTHER WOMAN---Fox---$6.3 million---Down 34%---$71 million cume

6.   HEAVEN IS FOR REAL--Sony/Tri-Star---$4.4 million---Down 41%---$82 million cume

7.   RIO 2---Fox---$3.8 million---Down 24%---$118 million

8.   CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER---Buena Vista---$3.7 million---Down 34%---$250 million cume

9.   MOMS' NIGHT OUT---Sony/Tri-Star---$1.9 million---Down 55%---$7 million cume

10. LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN---Clarius---$1.9 million---$7 million cume


LIMITED RUNS OF NOTE

THE IMMIGRANT---Weinstein---$45,000---3 runs---$15,100 per screen average

CHEF---Open Road---$734,000---72 runs---$10,200 per screen average

BELLE---Fox Searchlight---173 runs---$5,500 per screen average

This article is related to: Box Office, Hit or Miss, Godzilla, Chef, Belle, The Immigrant


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