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'Godzilla' rules weekend box office; 'X-Men,' 'Blended' open Friday

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‘Godzilla’ returned to theaters over the weekend and crushed the competition, according to industry figures reported by film tracking site Box Office Mojo on Monday.

The mighty monster movie grossed $93.1 million in ticket sales from Friday to Sunday, which more than doubled the opening weekend take of 1998’s ‘Godzilla.’

Last weekend’s No. 1 film, R-rated comedy ‘Neighbors’ starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, slipped to No. 2 in its second weekend, earning $25 million for a total of $90.5 million since opening May 9.

Superhero sequel ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ fell one spot to No. 3 in its third weekend, earning $16.8 million for a total of $172.1 million since opening May 2.

Biographical sports drama Million Dollar Arm starring Jon Hamm opened at No. 4 with $10.5 million.

Female revenge comedy ‘The Other Woman’ starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton dropped two spots to No. 5 in its fourth weekend, earning $6.3 million for a total of $71.6 million since opening April 25.

FRIDAY’S NATIONWIDE RELEASES

  • ‘Blended’ starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore is a comedy about a man and woman, each with children of their own, who get off to a rocky start but develop a mutual attraction while stuck together at a resort for families. Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.
  • ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is a superhero action film that has the X-Men sending Wolverine to the past in a desperate bid to alter history and prevent a catastrophic event from dooming humans and mutants. Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.
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