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'Godzilla' terrorizes competition to earn top spot at weekend box office

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Every single weekend, studios wait in anticipation to see impressive numbers at the box office and every weekend, I cannot help but think about Arthur Abbott and his wise words from from "The Holiday" (2006). While I cannot find the exact quote, I can remember him stating that box office success did not dictate the success of whether a film was deemed successful or not. This is not so much the case now, which makes a lot of people yearn for the days of old Hollywood once more. The days where a movie could have a longer run and build up success by word of mouth. People miss the days as Arthur states where the box office results were not reported like "like baseball scores on the nightly news." Despite this, we all eagerly await the results each and every weekend.

The box office results for the the weekend of May 16, 2014 through May 18, 2014 are the following:

  1. "Godzilla" (2014); Weekend Gross: $93.2M; Overall Gross: $93.2M; Weeks: 1
  2. "Neighbors" (2014); Weekend Gross: $25.1M; Overall Gross: $90.6M; Weeks: 2
  3. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (2014); Weekend Gross: $16.8M; Overall Gross: $172.2M; Weeks: 3
  4. "Million Dollar Arm" (2014); Weekend Gross: $10.5M; Overall Gross: $10.5M; Weeks: 1
  5. "The Other Woman" (2014); Weekend Gross: $6.3M; Overall Gross: $71.1M; Weeks: 4
  6. "Heaven Is for Real" (2014); Weekend Gross: $4.4M; Overall Gross: $82.2M; Weeks: 5
  7. "Rio 2" (2014); Weekend Gross: $3.7M; Overall Gross: $118M; Weeks: 6
  8. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014); Weekend Gross: $3.7M; Overall Gross: $250.5M; Weeks: 7
  9. "Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns" (2013); Weekend Gross: $2M; Overall Gross: $6.6M; Weeks: 2
  10. "Moms' Night Out" (2014); Weekend Gross: $1.8M; Overall Gross: $7.2M; Weeks: 2

For a more extensive look at this weekend's box office, please click here.

At this time last year, the box office results were the following:

  1. "Star Trek Into Darkness" (2013); Weekend Gross: $70.1M; Overall Gross: $70.1M; Weeks: 1
  2. "Iron Man 3" (2013); Weekend Gross: $35.7M; Overall Gross: $337.6M; Weeks: 3
  3. "The Great Gatsby" (2013); Weekend Gross: $23.9M; Overall Gross: $90.6M; Weeks: 2
  4. "Pain and Gain" (2013); Weekend Gross: $3.2M; Overall Gross: $46.7M; Weeks: 4
  5. "The Croods" (2013); Weekend Gross: $3M; Overall Gross: $177M; Weeks: 9
  6. "42" (2013); Weekend Gross: $2.8M; Overall Gross: $88.8M; Weeks: 6
  7. "Oblivion" (2013); Weekend Gross: $2.3M; Overall Gross: $85.5M; Weeks: 5
  8. "Mud" (2013); Weekend Gross: $2.2M; Overall Gross: $11.6M; Weeks: 4
  9. "Tyler Perry Presents Peeples" (2013); Weekend Gross: $2.1M; Overall Gross: $7.8M; Weeks: 2
  10. "The Big Wedding" (2013); Weekend Gross: $1.2M; Overall Gross: $20.3M; Weeks: 4

To continue comparing box office statistics from last year to this year, please click here.

For those interested in viewing any of the aforementioned features in theaters, in Austell, the safe bets are always Carmike Cinemas Movies 14 and Regal Stadium 22 in Austell.

If you are interested in renting any of the films mentioned from last year, make sure to check out the titles through Videodrome, Netflix, or movie channels based upon your cable or satellite provider.

To purchase any Blu-rays or DVDs mentioned in this article please check out your local Austell Movie Stop, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, or Kmart.

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