This past weekend Warner Bros Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action thriller Godzilla made it past the $300 million mark at the box office. With just 10 days in release, the 2014 resurrection of the Godzilla franchise has rung up $300+ million worldwide, according to WB. Additionally, Godzilla took first place in the US, the UK, Australia, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Korea, Germany, France and Italy over its first weekend in release.
“There was tremendous anticipation for Godzilla and the film delivered in a huge way,” stated Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution. “We congratulate the cast, filmmakers and our partners at Legendary on reaching this benchmark, and, as word of mouth continues to build, we anticipate big returns to continue well into the summer.”
“Legendary Pictures wishes to thank our filmmaking partners, our strategic partners worldwide and Warner Bros. for helping to bring this film to theaters around the globe,” said Jon Jashni, Legendary’s President and Chief Creative Officer. “It is very validating for Gareth, for us and for Toho to have been able to reach this early milestone in only a matter of days.”
“Godzilla is a global icon and we couldn’t be more excited to work with Legendary, Gareth Edwards and his remarkable cast and crew in bringing a film worthy of that legacy to moviegoers the world over. With outstanding buzz, ‘Godzilla’ rose to the top of even the most crowded international markets, with numbers that have now pushed Warner Bros.’ international grosses past the $1 billion mark for the 14th year in a row,” said President of International Distribution Veronika Kwan Vandenberg.
Directed by Gareth Edwards (who just signed on to direct the first stand-alone Star Wars movie), 2014’s Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston, and Sally Hawkins.
Source: Warner Bros Pictures
-By Rebecca Murray
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