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.
The monster thriller "Godzilla" topped the box office during its debut this weekend. The film earned a demanding $93.2 million, earning the second best weekend totals in 2014.
"Godzilla" is the retelling of the Japanese films from the 1950's. The film was directed by Gareth Edwards ("Monsters") and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston.
"Godzilla" is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence and has a run-time of two hours and three minutes.
The frat house vs. suburbia comedy "Neighbors" dropped from first to second place at the box office this weekend. The film earned an additional $26 million and has garnered a total of $91.5 million in the U.S. and Canada.
In "Neighbors," a film by Nick Stoller ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Get Him to the Greek") A young couple (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) are forced to move into a home near a fraternity house. Let the neighborly battles begin! "Neighbors" also stars Zac Efron
"Neighbors" is rated R for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use throughout and has a run-time of one hour and 36 minutes.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" dropped from second to third place at the box office this weekend. The film earned an additional $16.8 million during its second weekend in theaters in domestic receipts. The film has earned a total of $172.2 million in the U.S. and Canada.
In "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life. The film also stars Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Sally Field.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence and has a run-time of two hours and 22 minutes.
'Million Dollar Arm'
Disney's "Million Dollar Arm," debuted in fourth place at the box office this weekend. The film earned a respectable $10.5 million.
In "Million Dollar Arm," a sports agent recruits cricket players from India to vie in major league baseball. The film stars "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm and Aasif Mandvi and Alan Arkin.
"Million Dollar Arm" is rated PG for mild language and some suggestive content and has a run-time of two hours and four minutes.
'The Other Woman'
Twentieth Century Fox' female friendly film "The Other Woman" dropped from third to fifth place at the box office during its fourth week in theaters. The film earned an additional $6.3 million. The film has earned a domestic total of $71.7 million since its release.
In "The Other Woman," after discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly (Cameron Diaz) soon meets the wife (Leslie Mann) he's been cheating on. And when yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on the three-timing SOB. The film was directed by Nick Cassavetes and stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton.
"The Other Woman" is rated PG-13 on appeal for mature thematic material, sexual references and language and has a run-time of one hour and 49 minutes.
'Heaven Is for Real'
The faith based film "Heaven Is for Real" dropped from fourth to sixth place earning an additional $4.4 million and has garnered a domestic total of $82.2 million since its release into theaters five weeks ago.
In "Heaven Is for Real," a small-town father (Greg Kinnear) must find the courage and conviction to share his son's (Connor Corum) extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film is based on the book by Todd Burpo and was directed by Randall Wallace. "Heaven Is for Real" stars Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly and Thomas Haden Church.
"Heaven Is for Real" is rated PG thematic material including some medical situations and has a run-time of one hour and 39 minutes.
The children's animated feature "Rio 2" dropped from sixth to seventh place this weekend, earning an additional $3.8 million. The film has grossed a domestic total of $118.1 million since its release five weeks ago.
In "Rio 2," it's a jungle out there for Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and their three kids after they're hurtled Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful (Nigel Jemaine Clement), and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law. The film was directed by Carlos Saldanha and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway and Jemaine Clement.
"Rio 2" is rated G and has a run-time of one hour and 41 minutes.
'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" dropped from fifth to eighth place during its seventh week in theaters. The superhero action film garnered an additional $3.8 million and has grossed a domestic total of $250.6 million.
In "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. The film was directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo and stars Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout and has a run-time of two hours and 16 minutes.
'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return'
The animated film "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return," proves that not all "Oz" related films are big winners at the box office. The film dropped from eighth to ninth place during its second week in theaters. The film earned an additional $2 million and has earned a domestic total of $6.6 million.
"Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" stars "Glee" star Lea Michele and features a story as Dorothy returns to Oz to save some friends and restore the Emerald City to its previous glory. The film also stars Kelsey Grammer and Dan Aykroyd.
"Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" is rated PG for some scary images and mild peril and has a run-time of one hours and 28 minutes.
'Moms' Night Out'
The mother's day comedy "Moms' Night Out," dropped from seventh place to tenth place during its second week in theaters. The film earned an additional $1.9 million and a total of $7.3 million in the U.S. and Canada.
"Moms' Night Out," is about a group of mothers that plan a grown-up dinner together and leave their husbands home to watch the children. What could go wrong? Just about everything! The film stars Sarah Drew, Sean Astin and Patricia Heaton.
"Moms' Night Out" is rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action and has a run-time of one hour and 38 minutes.