‘Godzilla’ Opens with Smashing $93.2M
“Godzilla” has debuted as the second-largest opener of the year with $93.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, according to studio estimates Sunday.
It’s second to “Captain America: The Winter Solider,” which opened with $95 million in April.
The Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ sci-fi monster reboot, starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson trumped last weekend’s No. 1 hit, Universal Pictures “Neighbors,” which was pushed down to No. 2 in its second weekend.
The raunchy led comedy earned $26 million, bringing its domestic total to a solid $91.5 million.
Rounding out the top three is “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ with $16.8 million. So far it’s earned a total of $172 million domestically.
Also opening this weekend, Disney’s feel-good sports drama “Million Dollar Arm,” starring Jon Hamm, gained $11 million.
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