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Can't say no to the Big Green Lizard: 'Godzilla' conquers box office

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/20/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Giant monster favorite now likely to inspire franchise

"Godzilla" roared into theaters last weekend, and predictably, moviegoers couldn't say no. The iconic monster movie opened to a worldwide box office take of $196.2 million. As a result, response to Jon Hamm's sports drama "Million Dollar Arm" was soft.

'Godzilla' roared into theaters last weekend, and predictably, moviegoers couldn't say no. The iconic monster movie opened to a worldwide box office take of $196.2 million.

"Godzilla" roared into theaters last weekend, and predictably, moviegoers couldn't say no. The iconic monster movie opened to a worldwide box office take of $196.2 million.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
5/20/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Movies

Keywords: Godzilla, box office, iconic, monster


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Director Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla" reboot was the second biggest opening of the year thus far. A longtime favorite with filmgoers, the re-imagining gave the giant lizard a new lease on life.

The movie's debut far exceeded expectations. Popular with guys, men made up the majority of the audience at 58 percent. Forty percent of ticket buyers were under the age of 40.

Starvation takes no vacation --

"Godzilla" delivered the second-best opening of the year so far after "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at $95 million. Godzilla bested the $91.6 million opening of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" two weeks ago.

The success of "Godzilla" is seen as a defining moment for Legendary Pictures, which spearheaded the reboot. Thomas Tull's Legendary financed 75 percent of Godzilla, with Warner Bros. putting up the rest of the money.

"Thomas Tull and his team did an incredible job and have delivered a new franchise," Warners president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman said.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past," which opens next weekend, will have big shoes to fill.

The only other film opening in North America over the weekend was Disney's "Million Dollar Arm," starring Jon Hamm as a sports agent who travels to India to recruit baseball pitchers. The $25 million movie opened to a disappointing $10.5 million, putting it at No. 4 for the weekend behind "Godzilla," "Neighbors" and "Amazing Spider-Man 2."

Sony's "Amazing Spider-Man 2" fell roughly 54 percent in its third weekend, earning an estimated $16.8 million for a domestic cume of $172.1 million.

The Top Ten Movies this past weekend were -

1. "Godzilla," at $93.2 million

2. "Neighbors," at $91.5 million

3. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," at $172.1 million

4. "Million Dollar Arm," at $10.5 million

5. "The Other Woman," at $71.7 million

6. "Heaven Is for Real," at $82.2 million

7. "Rio 2," at $118.1 million

8. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," at $250.6 million

9. "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return," at $6.6 million

10. "Moms' Night Out," at $7.3 million

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