Godzilla soars to the top of US box office

Godzilla has debuted at the top of the US box office with an impressive $93.2 million.

The Gareth Edwards remake – which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston – scored the second biggest opening weekend of 2014 behind Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier.

Hollywood’s latest take on the kaiju icon also claimed the sixth biggest opening weekend ever for a non-sequel.

Zac Efron’s Bad Neighbors fell to second place, taking $25.9m on its second weekend.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 took $16.8m in third place, dropping 52.7% from last weekend. The superhero sequel’s domestic total now stands at over $172m.Disney’s Million Dollar Arm – starring Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm – debuted in fourth place with $10.5m, while Cameron Diaz’s The Other Woman slipped to fifth place with $6.3m.

Heaven Is for Real dropped two places to six with $4.4m. The religious film has now taken $82.2m over the course of five weeks.

Rio 2, Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return and Moms’ Night Out also featured in this week’s top ten.

The US weekend box office top ten for May 18 is as follows:
1. (-) Godzilla – $93,205,000
2. (1) Bad Neighbors – $25,991,000
3. (2) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $16,800,000
4. (-) Million Dollar Arm – $10,511,000
5. (3) The Other Woman – $6,300,000
6. (4) Heaven is for Real – $4,400,000
7. (6) Rio 2 – $3,800,000
8. (5) Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $3,759,000
9. (8) Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return – $1,952,000
10. (7) Mums’ Night Out – $1,900,000

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