Friday Report: ‘Godzilla’ Roars, Scores Biggest Opening Day of 2014

May 19, 2014 - box office

by Ray Subers

 May 17, 2014

Godzilla ruled a box bureau on Friday with a overwhelming $38.5 million. Meanwhile, Neighbors and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 fell hard, while Million Dollar Arm unsuccessful to find a strike zone.

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Playing during over 3,950 theaters, Godzilla‘s $38.5 million opening day is a biggest of a year forward of comic book sequels Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($36.9 million) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($35.2 million). It’s also approach above World War Z ($25.2 million), that was noticed as a many approach allied title.

Word-of-mouth on Godzilla is decidedly mixed: it warranted a so-so “B+” CinemaScore on Friday, and anecdotal justification suggests that a movie’s detractors are utterly vocal. Still, it’s a protected gamble that Godzilla scores a biggest opening weekend of a year forward of Captain America ($95 million).

took second place with $8.4 million. That’s a high 57 percent drop, that creates clarity given a younger assembly and churned word-of-mouth. For a weekend, a Seth Rogen comedy should acquire roughly $26 million.

Facing tough foe from Godzilla, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 plummeted 55 percent to $4.5 million. For a weekend, a web-slinger should supplement around $16 million. Through 15 days, a supplement to a reboot has grossed scarcely $160 million.

Million Dollar Arm
had a soothing start yesterday. The ball play non-stop to only $3.46 million, that is on standard with Draft Day‘s $3.6 million and around half of Moneyball‘s $6.7 million. For a weekend, a film should breeze adult around $10 million.

The Other Woman
dull out a Top Five with $2.05 million. Through 22 days, a Cameron Diaz comedy has warranted $67.4 million.

Weekend Projections

1. Godzilla – $98 million
2. Neighbors – $26 million
3. Spider-Man – $16 million
4. Million Dollar Arm – $10 million

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