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Godzilla smashes UK box office

Godzilla, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston, has stomped on its competition as it tops the UK box office.

Gareth Edwards' reboot of the 1954 Japanese monster movie, which also stars Elizabeth Olsen, landed in the top spot, after making around 10.7 million US dollars (£6.4 million) on its opening weekend, reported Screen Daily.

It beat his previous offering Monsters, which had a run of 1.6 million US dollars (£950,000) and Roland Emmerich's take on the character, which managed seven million US dollars (£4.2 million) when it debuted in 1998.

Godzilla, which is to spawn a sequel, is also top of the US and Canada box office.

Risque comedy Bad Neighbours, which stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, took second place as it crossed over the £10 million mark over the weekend.

Superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swung into the third spot, followed by romantic comedy The Other Woman and Hossein Amini's directorial debut, The Two Faces Of January to round out the top five films.

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