The new telling of "Godzilla," starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston, tops the box office this weekend and earns the second best domestic weekend receipts for this year, even beating out "The Amazing Spider-Man 2's" opening totals. The film earned a whopping $93.2 million in domestic receipts. The film opened on Thursday evening in many markets, which helped its weekend total. It is likely that the appeal for the "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston helped bring more receipts for this science fiction thriller. Cranston just won a Golden Globe Award last January for his last season in "Breaking Bad" and he was recently just nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the Play "All the Way," a telling of President Lyndon B. Johnson's first year in office.
The raunchy comedy "The Neighbors," starring Seth Rogan and Rose Byrne, dropped from first place to second place, earning an additional $26 million. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, dropped from second place to third place, earning an additional $16.8 million. Disney's "Million Dollar Arm," starring "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm, debuted in fourth place, earning $10.5 million and the ladies comedy starring Cameron Diaz, "The Other Woman," dropped from third to fifth place, earning an additional $6.3 million.
Hoping to stomped all over "Godzilla" next weekend is the release of "X-Men: Days of Futures Past." Other films also being release next weekend are the comedy "Blended," starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, the thriller "Cold in July," starring Michael C. Hall and the romantic comedy "Words and Pictures," starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche. Watch for "Godzilla" to have a fierce battle with Wolverine and friends.
See the below for complete details about the top ten films at the box office this weekend.
Box office statistics from imdb.com.