Weekend Box Office: 'Godzilla' has monster debut
LOS ANGELES -- "Godzilla" was a towering hit at the box office, collecting $93.2 million in its opening weekend.
The Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures 3-D reboot, directed by Gareth Edwards, bumped Universal Pictures’ raunchy comedy "Neighbors" from the No. 1 spot in theaters.
The 3-D monster movie had the second-largest debut of the year this weekend. It trails Disney-Marvel’s "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," which opened with $95 million in April, and sits just above "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which debuted with $91.6 million this month.
The raunchy Seth Rogen and Zac Efron-led comedy earned $25 million in its second weekend, bringing its overall domestic haul to $91 million.
In third place was "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which picked up $17 million and brought its total to $172 million domestically.
Disney’s feel-good sports drama "Million Dollar Arm," starring Jon Hamm, debuted at No. 4 with $11 million.
"The summer is about having a diverse lineup, and this film will have legs," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.
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