New Godzilla Movie Makes $196.2 Million on Opening Weekend

The film's debut puts it at a strong second this year ahead of the 'Amazing Spider-Man', but behind 'Captain America.'
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Transcript for New Godzilla Movie Makes $196.2 Million on Opening Weekend
And it's Monday may nineteenth the markets in New York are open and today's big number is 196. Point two. Million dollars. That's how much money the new -- -- movie made worldwide on its opening weekend of release not a bad few day's work for the old guy or girl. Hello everyone I'm Susan -- only in New York. Here with his popcorn and his calculator -- MacKey of Yahoo! finance. Jeff got -- laying waste to New York City and the box office competition as well. Apparently the amount of money it was a -- -- was surprised to even the movie watcher watchers. Not he had that at my -- pants on for weeks about God's alive actually made -- eight year old go with me. Risking the worst fair to the year award of our starter for life for an -- to talk and her. There's -- if this was averaging a big big weekend movie should be an idea fighting lizards and special effects and San Francisco getting completely totaled and and the good guys -- at the end and it also set the stage for sequel. Everything you could possibly hope for from -- a -- There's still life in the old boy he had many sixty something years old absolutely looked like -- a spring chicken it was a fantastic debut for God's. -- domestically this but Scott Villa in a strong second opening weekend so far this year. Ahead of the amazing Spider-Man two and just behind the latest Captain America installments. Right right and according to that aforementioned eight year old this was better than Captain America are actually -- better than spider at. Not as good as Captain America so I -- it's -- right and where it should. The disease again -- -- -- graphic. Summer so far actually at the box office now for all the whining we heard from retailers and everybody else about Christmas are about -- in the frozen winter -- ever on home. The box office sales -- -- doing pretty well and the summer is continuing that trend. You'd think we get superhero fatigue you think would get a little tired of monsters and maybe one of what we -- play a tiny bit more plot meant little from you -- computers going on. But had no end in sight and did just picks up from here of course. Next weekend comes X-Men days of future passed which is expected to be a superhero. At the memorial box office as well. Right on and and we'll see how the accident or against God's zealot this -- those gonna have probably pretty good legs a suit and Spiderman. Tapered off a little bit at the box office that fantastic opening weekend. Which just by the pure curse of Hollywood -- machine you can get a big weekend always franchise titles and that's why the studio is like him so much. But we'll see about the second weekend this accident thing they've gone to the well quite a few times are actually and I'm not sure this has the buzz -- -- so did. I wouldn't be surprised to see -- that we keep that top spot most people expect the next man will take over. But again I I just think -- it was going to be the winner of this summer so far. In less this action in just -- something extraordinary and unexpected. Even in Hollywood circles. Writes I guess that unemployment doesn't go down we can all go to the movies. There's always enough money for God's a lot of really edited just don't buy popcorn -- then -- His sailor couple -- that way says MacKey from Yahoo! finance thank you for joining us. You of course can keep up with the latest headlines right here on abcnews.com. You've been watching the big number I'm Susan -- in New York.

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