Welcome to another edition of WEEKEND ROUNDUP, where we discuss this weekends box office results. The TOP 3 this weekend were The Amazing Spider-Man, Neighbors, and Godzilla.
Godzilla destroyed the box office this week like a little Japanese fishing town, and even managed to score the biggest opening day box office of 2014, bringing in $38.5 million on Friday. Neighbors has continued to do well, while The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had another big drop this week.
FROZEN UPDATE: In its 26th week on the big screen, Frozen has inched closer to taking the #5 spot with a worldwide total of $1.206 billion. This puts it less than $10 million away from beating out Iron Man 3 and claiming a spot in the Top 5 highest grossing films of all time, a feat I am confident it will succeed at by next weekend.
Let's take a look at how the Top 3 did this weekend...
This week's powerhouse film was Godzilla. A fresh take on a classic monster icon, Godzilla crushed the box office, bringing in a very impressive $93.2 million. When combined with its oversees draw, we saw a worldwide total of $196.6 million on a $160 million production budget. This film is well on its way to making big money, and with a sequel already announced, it's only going to go up from here.
2014's best comedy so far is definitely the new Seth Rogan/Zac Efron film, Neighbors, which has continued to draw in an impressive audience in its second week out. This weekend, it brought in $25.1 million, putting its domestic total at $90.6 million and its worldwide total at a whopping $145.4 on a mere $18 million production budget.
3. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 saw another significant drop this week, bringing in a modest $16.8 million, a 52.7% drop from last weekend. This puts its domestic total at $172.2 million and its worldwide total at $633.2 million. But seeing as it's only in its third week, I have no doubt that ASM2 will break the $750 million mark, something that all four other Spider-Man films have successfully achieved.
Here's a quick rundown of this weekends results:
#1 - Godzilla - $93,188,384
#2 - Neighbors - $25,065,895
#3 - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - $16,803,227
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