LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Godzilla” was a towering hit at the box office, collecting $93.2 million in its opening weekend.
The Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures 3-D reboot, directed by Gareth Edwards, bumped Universal Pictures’ raunchy comedy “Neighbors” from the No. 1 spot in theaters.
“Neighbors,” starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, gained $25 million in its second weekend, bringing its overall domestic haul to $91 million.
In third place was “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which picked up $17 million and brought its total to $172 million domestically.
Disney’s feel-good sports drama “Million Dollar Arm,” starring Jon Hamm, debuted at No. 4 with $11 million.
Rounding out the weekend debuts was James Gray’s “The Immigrant,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Renner. The somber period drama opened in Los Angeles and New York, earning $45,430 with an average of $15,143 per theater.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are:
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
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