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Godzilla flies to top of North American box office

Published on May 19, 2014 12:57 AM
 

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The latest remake of classic monster flick Godzilla stormed to the top of the North American box office in its opening weekend with a killer US$93.2 million (S$117 million), industry estimates said on Sunday.

The latest incarnation of the 1954 classic stars Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and Juliette Binoche and continues the original's exploration of the threat of nuclear disasters.

The movie pushed raunchy comedy Neighbours to a distant second place.

Starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as new parents who find themselves living next door to a raucous fraternity, Universal Pictures' Neighbours earned US$26 million from Friday to Sunday, according to tracker Exhibitor Relations.

The latest remake of classic monster flick Godzilla stormed to the top of the North American box office in its opening weekend with a killer US$93.2 million (S$117 million), industry estimates said on Sunday. -- FILE PHOTO: WARNER BROS
 
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