With one more territory to still hit, Godzilla has smashed its way through the $400 million mark after a great opening in China.
The movie, directed Gareth Edwards who will also be directing the sequels, earned an impressive $36 million over 9,000 screens, which is a record for Warner Bros. The film fell just short of the gaining the best opening in the territory as X-Men: Days of Future Past and Captain America: The Winter Soldier both took around $39 million.
This means now that Godzilla‘s global earnings are at $440 million, which surpases the $380 million it needed to “break even”.
There is a chance for Godzilla to make it over the $500 million mark as its last territory is The King of the Monster’s homeland of Japan. The movie will be distributed in the Land of the Rising Sun by the Toho Company, who have been releasing Godzilla movies since his debut in 1954.
An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Godzilla is still in cinemas with a cast that includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Ken Watanabe (Inception), David Strathairn (The Bourne Legacy), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine). Read our reviews here and here and listen to our podcast review here.