The monster movie was unstoppable at the weekend, launching in North America on an estimated $93.2m.
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche and star and Gareth Evans directed.
Buena Vista released Million Dollar Arm with Jon Hamm in fourth place on a lacklustre $10.5m.
Next week’s wide releases are Fox’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past and Warner Bros rom-com Blended starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
Estimated Top 10 North America May 16-18 2014
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (-) Godzilla (Warner Bros-Legendary Pictures) WBPI $93.2m —
2 (1) Neighbors (Universal) UPI $25.9m $91.5m
3 (2) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Columbia Pictures) SPRI $16.8m $172.1m
4 (-) Million Dollar Arm (Buena Vista) WDSMPI $10.5m —
5 (3) The Other Woman (Fox) Fox International $6.3m $71.7m
6 (4) Heaven Is For Real (TriStar) SPRI $4,4m $82.2m
8 (5) Captain America: The Winter Solider (Marvel Studios-Buena Vista) WDSMPI $3.8m $250.6m
9 (8) Legends Of Oz: Dorothy’s Return $1.9m $6.6m
10 (7) Moms’ Night Out (TriStar) $1.9m $7.3m