Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: May 18th, 2014

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May Preview Godzilla Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: May 18th, 2014

The King of the Monsters lived up to his name at the box office this weekend, dominating all other releases in the top 10.

Godzilla (read our review) is the number 1 film with $93.2 million. That’s the second highest opening for 2014, behind only Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s $95 million.

It appears Warner Bros. promotional push for the giant lizard was a huge success, helping the film far exceed expectations not just here in the States but also around the globe. Thus far, the film has grossed $196 million worldwide, and still has yet to open in China and Japan – two potentially lucrative foreign markets for this genre of film.

In at number 2 is Neighbors with $25.9 million. The Seth Rogen/Zac Efron warring neighbor comedy continues to post strong numbers, even with Godzilla‘s massive opening. So far the film has grossed $91 million.

Spider Man in Amazing Spider Man 2 Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: May 18th, 2014

Coming in at number 3 is The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with $16.8 million, which brings its domestic total up to $172 million. While some will debate the film’s success based on its domestic grosses, there’s no denying ASM 2 has been a massive hit overseas. The film just recently passed Captain America 2 ($452M) for the top spot overall at this year’s international box office with $461 million.

The number 4 film this weekend is Million Dollar Arm (read our review) with $10.5 million. Obviously, the film had a lot to contend with, but most expected this Jon Hamm-led baseball drama would open a little stronger. It did debut with a higher total than the other 2014 sports movie, Draft Day, but that film didn’t open in summer.

Rounding out the top 5 is The Other Woman with $6.3 million. Fox’s female-focused comedy has benefited from a strong dose of counter-programming and is now up to $71 million.

Coming in at number 6 is Heaven is for Real with $4.4 million. The faith-based film has accrued an impressive $82 million over the past 5 weeks.

The number 7 film this weekend is Rio 2 with $3.8 million. Fox’s animated sequel is up to $118 million after 6 weeks in the top 10.

Captain America 2 Scarlet Johansson Black Widow Chris Evans Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: May 18th, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the number 8 film with $3.7 million. Marvel’s latest blockbuster is now up to $250 million domestic and $703 million worldwide. The film only needs $4 million more to pass LEGO Movie for highest grossing domestic release of 2014.

In at number 9 is Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return with $1.95 million. The animated feature has been extremely weak during its first two weeks of release, grossing only $6 million so far.

Rounding out the top 10 is Moms’ Night Out with $1.9 million. Like Legends of Oz, this film slid under the summer radar, but has done OK business on about 1,000 screens. Now at $7 million, Moms’ Night Out has exceeded its $5M budget.


[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, May 19th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. So happy for spider-man 2. I loved the movie and though it didn’t do as well as Captain America domestically, it’s terrific to see it sell so many tickets internationally.

  2. Great for cap to get 700 million worldwide :) favourite film this year along with Godzilla, anyone can predict how much it Could make worldwide? hoping for 500-600. As for spiderman its doing well but sucked, hope it dont surpass cap worldwide.

    • I loved spider-man and hope it does surpass cap worldwide although I have a bad feeling it won’t.

      • Loved spiderman first time, second time i watched it i thought it was average, only thing i liked was electro. The winter soldier smashes it to bits. hopefully amazing spiderman 3 will be good though.

      • Same, I thought it was better than Cap 2.

    • CA2 is pretty much played out. 720 isn’t even a certainty at this point with DOFP coming up as well.

      TASM2 will probably pass him worldwide, it only needs ~100m more at most. Domestically it will still make 30m more (maybe, just maybe even 40m). Asia and its lovely holds seems to be loving Spidey, and they aren’t letting him go to soon, even with DOFP coming up. It will be a neck to neck race, but I think TASM2 will come out the ‘victor’.

  3. I wonder how it will do in Japan? I heard their reception to “Pacific Rim” was pretty lukewarm (Not that I blame them). Maybe they’ll get onboard, or maybe they just won’t like The US taking their icon and running with it. Please don’t take offense to my generalisations. (^-^)

    I didn’t think Godzilla was fat. Stumpy feet though.

  4. ^^^
    Can’t believe someone on this site actually feels that way but yes I also liked Amazing Spider-Man 2 more than Cap 2. I found it much more emotional and imaginative with far better action.

    • 2nded.. I jus saw ASM 2 in 3D friday and after all the things i read up here about the movie bein a let down i went in with little hope.. and came out beggin for more that movie was so incredible..
      i thought the story was a lil weak and the emphasis of there not being enough “time” was crammed in ur face a bit too much. Sides my lil tidbits i feel likes its of those cbms that plays like an actual comic..
      #TeamElectro all day!!!

  5. No wonder Hollywood keeps putting out reboots of classic properties. Look at how much money a movie like Godzilla can make based on just name recognition, no matter how mediocre it is.

  6. While I thought this new Godzilla movie was only simply average (except for the fight at the end), I’m very glad it’s doing well because it allowed us to get a sequel. It’s been way too long since we’ve had a new Godzilla movie here in the U.S., and I knew if this movie was really successful we’d get them more often. Hopefully for the sequel they can get better human drama and a better monster for Godzilla to fight. Something like Destroy All Monsters with this new movie’s effects would be amazing.

  7. so glad Godzilla is doing well, there’s hope for a Pacific Rim sequel or prequel now.

  8. Loved Godzilla, so I’m super glad to see it doing well here in the US…Spidey 2 has me puzzled though. What is it about the film that’s bringing people in overseas, moreso than in the US? Is it simply the timing? Are there more big films to see in the US as opposed to the rest of the globe? Or…are Americans simply tired of seeing Spider-man?

  9. there is no debate on amazing spiderman, its domestic gross insures this movie will not reach
    a billion but make no mistake its mediocr gross considering what the last two marvel films has done
    is a huge and epic setback. unfortunately the international audience needs to turn its back on
    this sony crapfest as well.

  10. In what world is 630+ million in a little over two weeks a “mediocre gross” or a “huge and epic setback?”

    The last two Marvel films?

    Cap 2, just over 7 weeks, 700 million.
    Thor 2, 23 WEEKS! 644 million.

    ASM 2, just over 2 weeks, 633 million.

    As usual, Marvelites have no ability to use common logic…. or math or periods apparently.

    • What the heck is a Marvelite? and TASM2 is still in running to be the worst Spiderman movie.

  11. @YAC, you’re forgetting that the Marvel movies made MUCH more profit than ASM2′s overblown budget.

    • How do you know the asm2 budget? Box office mojo doesn’t even have it listed.

        • Considering the budget and the marketing (around 200 million) of TASM2, and the salaries of everybody involved (director, producers, executives, etc.) the film would have to make 650-700 million worldwide JUST to break even.

          • How does the BoxOffice have all this intel and if those numbers are correct, and readily available, why wouldn’t Mojo post them?

            BoxOffice probably just guesstimates figures to separate themselves from Box Office Mojo.

    • Too many people consistently forget just how much less Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier spent than the Amazing Spider-Man 2.

      • ^^^
        Okay you’re right about that.

  12. I loved Godzilla so I’m glad to see it doing well. Captain America 2 was my second behind Godzilla.