Box Office Summary 19/05/14

GODZILLA stomps into cinemas in a big way

Box Office Summary 19/05/14

GODZILLA stomps into cinemas in a big way

By Terry King  @terryking_

Australia

Godzilla smashed its way into cinemas this weekend, claiming the title of number one and also the biggest opening weekend in Australia for the year so far with a massive $6.7m.  

Seth Rogen and Zac Efron comedy Bad Neighbours, kept up nicely in its second official weekend (it burnt off some demand with advance screenings) with $3.1m ($11.9m total). Solid word of mouth is keeping Bad Neighbours rolling and it'll keep going for a while yet.

The Other Woman slowed pace a bit with $1.0m ($18.4m total), the romcom has been a bit of surprise hit even managing to outgross The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($15m total). Jon Favreau's Chef held over nicely with only a 26% drop, taking in $0.6m ($1.7m total). The Grand Budapest Hotel took in $0.5m ($10.5m total) in its sixth week of release, this will likely be the last week it makes the top five.

Around the World

Godzilla blasted Neighbours off the top perch with a staggering $93.1m (196.5m worldwide) opening weekend, based on solid word of mouth and with China and Japan still yet to see it.  It's likely Godzilla will close out well north of $600m worldwide by the end of its run.

Neighbours took in $25m ($145m worldwide) in its second week, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 came in third with $16.8m ($633m worldwide) while new opener Million Dollar Arm disappointed with only $10.5 in its debut. The Other Woman rounds out the top five in the U.S with $6.3m ($150m worldwide).

In other news, Frozen is celebrating it's 10th straight week at No. 1 in Japan.  It's currently the sixth most successful film of all time with $1.2 billion dollars in global ticket sales and will likely move into fifth place (dethroning Iron Man 3's $1.21b) later this week.

Australian Box Office

1 Godzilla $6.7m
2 Bad Neighbours $3.1m
3 The Other Woman $1.0m
4 Chef $0.6m
5 The Grand Budapest Hotel $0.5m

U.S Box Office

1 Godzilla $93.1m
2 Neighbours $25.0m
3 The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro $16.8m
4 Million Dollar Arm $10.5m
5 The Other Woman $6.3m

Sources

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