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“Godzilla” Hefty, But Just Misses Biggest Opening Of The Year With $93.2 Million

"Godzilla" Hefty, But Just Misses Biggest Opening Of The Year With $93.2 Million

A lower than expected Saturday curbed “Godzilla”‘s rumble through the box office this weekend but the monster movie still roared to $93.2 million, just missing the opening $95 million take of “Captain America: Winter Soldier” for highest opening of the year.  We’ll have to wait for this coming weekend’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” for the next shot at dethroning the good Captain. The fanboys came out in droves for the film in Imax, as the format accounted for 15% of the weekend take with $14+ million. The movie will need every ounce of its’ B+ Cinemascore to ward off the “X-Men” invasion coming this Friday.

Elsewhere, “Million Dollar Arm” failed to get out of a bases loaded jam, “Heaven” is up to a very real $82 million cume, “Captain America” hit $250 million domestic, “Belle” and “Chef” continue strong limited runs and Weinstein’s “The Immigrant” opened to a just okay per screen average of $15,100.

WEEKEND TOP 10

1.   GODZILLA—Warner Brothers—$93.2 million

2.   NEIGHBORS—Universal—$26.0 million—Down 47%—$91 million cume

3.   AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2—Sony—$16.8 million—Down 52%—$172 million cume

4.   MILLION DOLLAR ARM—Buena Vista—$10.5 million

5.   THE OTHER WOMAN—Fox—$6.3 million—Down 34%—$71 million cume

6.   HEAVEN IS FOR REAL–Sony/Tri-Star—$4.4 million—Down 41%—$82 million cume

7.   RIO 2—Fox—$3.8 million—Down 24%—$118 million

8.   CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER—Buena Vista—$3.7 million—Down 34%—$250 million cume

9.   MOMS’ NIGHT OUT—Sony/Tri-Star—$1.9 million—Down 55%—$7 million cume

10. LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN—Clarius—$1.9 million—$7 million cume


LIMITED RUNS OF NOTE

THE IMMIGRANT—Weinstein—$45,000—3 runs—$15,100 per screen average

CHEF—Open Road—$734,000—72 runs—$10,200 per screen average

BELLE—Fox Searchlight—173 runs—$5,500 per screen average

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