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 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Godzilla's worldwide gross is now at $439,601,000 after its first weekend in China. Japan next month!

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=godzilla2012.htm

Tom: there will not be a sequel. There will be two sequels. wink

Also, Godzilla is still in the US Top 10, holding at 7th after 5 weeks of release!


What I find amazing is that it may be the only film to open to $90+ million domestically and may not break $200 million. You can love the film all you want but those numbers do not lie. It dropped another 49%. It will drop another 50% next weekend and another and another. It's at $191 million domestically. By mid July it will be gone from US screens to make room for the new product.

It did well, but its not earth shattering, especially considering it's opening. It's a top heavy film with weak legs. With Legendary now gone from WB and over at Universal it will be very interesting to see if they do a sequel or not.

MV

PS The China BO take is about 25% for WB. The rest is taken by the distributor there and the government.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


What I find amazing is that it may be the only film to open to $90+ million domestically and may not break $200 million.


Because of a seriously deceptive ad campaign. They sucked everyone in the first weekend, then the bad word spread.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)


What I find amazing is that it may be the only film to open to $90+ million domestically and may not break $200 million.


Because of a seriously deceptive ad campaign. They sucked everyone in the first weekend, then the bad word spread.


BINGO!

The only big film to have legs this summer is Maleficent. Almost all other films have plummeted 60%+ in their second and third weeks.

It's brutal out there

MV

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

The CEO of Legendary says their break even point is $450 million and they are currently at $439. They will get there. A sequel seems likely but not inevitable.

I enjoyed the score.


Yep, pretty much what I said. So they gotta hope DVD/Streaming sales makes them a profit. So where does the funding come for a second film?


No, not what you said at first. Where does the funding come from? The studio, usually. big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)


What I find amazing is that it may be the only film to open to $90+ million domestically and may not break $200 million.


Because of a seriously deceptive ad campaign. They sucked everyone in the first weekend, then the bad word spread.


Waaah! Nowhere near as deceptive as, say, Iron Man 3. Everyone went because of Avengers and the promise of a dark tribulation-oriented story for Stark/IM, not a corny comedy with a mannequin-antagonist and yet another unofficial kid sidekick with dumb lines.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

Godzilla's worldwide gross is now at $439,601,000 after its first weekend in China. Japan next month!

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=godzilla2012.htm

Tom: there will not be a sequel. There will be two sequels. wink

Also, Godzilla is still in the US Top 10, holding at 7th after 5 weeks of release!


What I find amazing is that it may be the only film to open to $90+ million domestically and may not break $200 million. You can love the film all you want but those numbers do not lie. It dropped another 49%. It will drop another 50% next weekend and another and another. It's at $191 million domestically. By mid July it will be gone from US screens to make room for the new product.


What do you expect? X-Men: Days of Future Past opened the very next week. I noticed people were still going to see Godzilla, though many no doubt opted to check it out on DVD instead. Not everybody is into kaiju films. Now Maleficent and 22 Jump Street (an assured moneymaker) are here, along with How to Train Your Dragon 2. Those last two claimed the top spots this weekend. No surprise there.

Look at it this way: Godzilla overall will have a longer shelf life than a new big-budget Tom Cruise sci-fi action film. big grin

It did well, but its not earth shattering, especially considering it's opening. It's a top heavy film with weak legs. With Legendary now gone from WB and over at Universal it will be very interesting to see if they do a sequel or not.

Sequel's already announced, as of weeks ago. Remember, studios nowadays look more at worldwide gross than just domestic. If it all rested on domestic, they wouldn't make a third Star Trek because ...Into Darkness made less than the '09 film. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   Reelsniper   (Member)

I would say Godzilla 2014 is a great watch, although monster time seems low and some of his power seems nerfed. But it's great to watch nonetheless. Good background story on the nature of monsters.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


What I find amazing is that it may be the only film to open to $90+ million domestically and may not break $200 million.


Because of a seriously deceptive ad campaign. They sucked everyone in the first weekend, then the bad word spread.


Waaah! Nowhere near as deceptive as, say, Iron Man 3. Everyone went because of Avengers and the promise of a dark tribulation-oriented story for Stark/IM, not a corny comedy with a mannequin-antagonist and yet another unofficial kid sidekick with dumb lines.


Lets see the two most prominent characters seen in the trailers end up with the least amount of screen time!

BTW, did you hear plot details leaked for the sequel?

SPOILER ALERT:

It turns out Bryan Cranston's character isn't really dead. He was infected by the Muto's radiation and morphs into a giant 100 foot tall monster who seeks his revenge on Godzilla. This was an idea put forth by the marketing department so they can reuse Cranston in future trailers.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

SPOILER ALERT:

It turns out Bryan Cranston's character isn't really dead. He was infected by the Muto's radiation and morphs into a giant 100 foot tall monster who seeks his revenge on Godzilla. This was an idea put forth by the marketing department so they can reuse Cranston in future trailers.


Well, that figures, Toho always did want to do Godzilla vs Frankenstein.

If they do it, Solium, you deserve a cut from the box-office receipts for your concept! wink

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

SPOILER ALERT:

It turns out Bryan Cranston's character isn't really dead. He was infected by the Muto's radiation and morphs into a giant 100 foot tall monster who seeks his revenge on Godzilla. This was an idea put forth by the marketing department so they can reuse Cranston in future trailers.


Well, that figures, Toho always did want to do Godzilla vs Frankenstein.

If they do it, Solium, you deserve a cut from the box-office receipts for your concept! wink


They did end up with Frankenstein on Frankenstein, sort of with War of the Gargantuas! big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

Lets see the two most prominent characters seen in the trailers end up with the least amount of screen time!

Did you cry this much when Steven Seagal ate it thirty minutes into Executive Decision? big grin

Johnson, Watanabe & Olsen had plenty of screen time, so who's the other prominent character "seen in the trailer"? We didn't really see Godzilla "in the trailer" except for a pair of glimpses, so I know you don't mean Mr. G.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

They did end up with Frankenstein on Frankenstein, sort of with War of the Gargantuas! big grin

LOL! And Frankenstein Conquers The World as well.
But Cranston needs to remember that Godzilla doesn't have a large scale on his head that can be ripped off like Baragon's fatal biological flaw in his battle with Frankenstein.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Lets see the two most prominent characters seen in the trailers end up with the least amount of screen time!

(1) Did you cry this much when Steven Seagal ate it thirty minutes into Executive Decision? big grin

Johnson, Watanabe & Olsen had plenty of screen time, so who's the other prominent character "seen in the trailer"? We didn't really see Godzilla "in the trailer" except for a pair of glimpses, (2) so I know you don't mean Mr. G.



(1) That sure was a surprise!
(2) He's the freaking title character of the film!

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2014 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

Lets see the two most prominent characters seen in the trailers end up with the least amount of screen time!

(1) Did you cry this much when Steven Seagal ate it thirty minutes into Executive Decision? big grin

Johnson, Watanabe & Olsen had plenty of screen time, so who's the other prominent character "seen in the trailer"? We didn't really see Godzilla "in the trailer" except for a pair of glimpses, (2) so I know you don't mean Mr. G.



(1) That sure was a surprise!
(2) He's the freaking title character of the film!


Stark spent more time out of the suit in Iron Man 3 than in it. I guess it's a trend. LOL!

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2014 - 12:52 AM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

Time for an update. Godzilla added another 37M to its global gross, bringing it up to $477,315,000. And it still doesn't open in Japan for a month.

Godzilla is still in the mix at #10 after playing for six weeks in the US (even with five other flicks currently in release that have earned roughly between 100-200M apiece, or more, as with DoFP). The film's domestic take is hovering just under 195M at $194,915,000. With the Big G bound to step over the 500M line next month, I don't think it matters all that much whether it makes a nice round 200M in the US or not. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2014 - 5:06 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Gotta say much like the size jump of the Big G in this new film the score has really grown on me. Perfect fit for the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2014 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   Robert Crane   (Member)

The movie is simple awesome and the score fits it like a glove!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2014 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Ditto ditto guys.Plus let's not forget something not mention here much. We seem to talk about the sequel more then this fine film, it's future, DVD'S, TV, etc. i really think it is going to hold up. I think as a whole a general positive look at this film for the future from the population and critics. No not 100% , nothing is. But for most, more in the 05 KING KONG category then the lambasted 76 KING KONG.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2014 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   Robert Crane   (Member)

I really liked Gareth Edwards' "Monsters".

"Godzilla" was in the same vein.

Very different from what people would expect from a monster movie.

And that was a compliment.

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2014 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

And this just in: Desplat will be head of the jury of this year's Venice film festival!

 
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