#BOXOFFICE: “GODZILLA” DEMOLISHES COMPETITION WITH $93.3 MILLION OPENING
There certainly was destruction at the Box Office this weekend as Godzilla clobbers its way past its competition, opening to a stellar $93.2-million opening this weekend from 3,952 theatres in its debut for Warner Bros.! Made for $195 million, the British Columbia-filmed Blockbuster from Director Gareth Edwards, just in Toronto this week, looks quickly to make a profit for the Studio. Critics the Film starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson a 72% on the Tomatometer and similarly, Audiences gave it a B+ CinemaScore.
Neighbors after a fantastic opening last weekend, finds itself in second spot this weekend, still performing v. well with $26 million for Universal Pictures. By mid-week it should surpass the $100-million mark already.
In its third week out, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 places third with $16.8 million. To date it has grossed $172 million domestically.
Million Dollar Arm opens in fourth spot with $10.5 million for Disney. Critics gave the Baseball Dramedy starring Jon Hamm and Lake Bell (also just in Toronto this week) a mixed 59% rating on the Tomatometer. Audiences however, loved it and gave it an A CinemaScore.
The Other Woman is in fifth spot with $6.3 million in its fourth week out for 20th Century Fox. It just surpassed the $70-million mark in North America.
Captain America: The Winter Solider in its seventh week surpasses the $250-million mark with $4 million earned this weekend. It sits in eighth spot this weekend, showing big resilience.
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return rounds-out the Top ten with $1.9 million in its second week out.
#BOXOFFICE: “NEIGHBORS” CAUSES A RUCKUS IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Neighbors exceeds all expectations with a massive debut this weekend, totalling $51.1 million from 3,279 theatres for Universal Pictures. The Comedy teaming Zac Efron and Seth Rogen not only did well with Critics with a 75% rating on the Tomatometer, but it also fared positively with Audiences, getting an a A CinemaScore.
The Amazing Spider-Man in its second week slips to second spot for Sony Pictures with $37 million. In its two-week run it has grossed a healthy $147 million domestically.
The Other Woman finds itself in third spot in its third week out with $9.6 million for 20th Century Fox. The Comedy starring Leslie Mann, Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton just surpassed the $60 million mark also domestically this weekend.
Religious Drama Heaven is Real continues to go strong in fourth in its fourth week out with $7 million earned for Sony Pictures.
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return debuts in eighth spot with a disappointing $4 million for Clarius Entertainment. Despite getting a great A CinemaScore from Audiences, the Animated Feature featuring the voice work of Lea Michele, got only 15% on the Tomatometer.
Mom’s Night Out, timed right in-time for Mother’s Day Weekend, opens with $4.1 million for Sony Pictures in its debut. Critics gave it a paltry 17% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an X Cinemascore. The Comedy has yet to get a Canadian release.
Divergent in its eighth week out, rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.6 million. To date it has earned $145 million in North American for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films.