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May 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The unexpected might of Warner Bros.’ Godzilla pushed the overall box office 12 percent above the same weekend a year ago, when Paramount’s Star Trek Into Darkness opened with $70.17 million. That’s about what Godzilla was expected to earn. Instead it wound up with $93.2 million and averaged $23,580 per screen. That was just a tad below the $95 million for Captain America: A Winter’s Soldier, which averaged $24,129 per screen. For the year, the overall box office stands at $3.63 billion — virtually equal (+2 percent) with the $3.55 billion in ticket sales that it had produced at the same time a year ago. Coming in second was Universal’s Neighbors, with $25.07 million, which brought its ten-day total to $90.59 million. Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 dropped to third place in its third week with $16.80 million, bringing its domestic total to $172.16 million.