Movie goers showed this weekend (which began late Thursday night) that they were eager to see a big monster on the big screen. “Godzilla” punched the ticket and stomped out the box office competition by bringing in an estimated $90 million over the weekend.
According to YAHOO! Movies, initial number estimates for the popular green monster showed the Warner Bros.-Legendary Pictures’ film on pace to gross about $35 million on Friday. That figure included an impressive $9.3 million from late-night Thursday viewings.
As with most films, Godzilla is projected to drop at least 10% on Saturday to the $31 million area, then bring in about $22 million on Sunday.
The movie news website MoreHorror.com recently posted their Godzilla 2014 review which stated that the movie was "EPIC, this is an adventure and a ride that does not let you go until the very end. This is the kind of Blockbuster film that is intelligent, it does not treat its audience as stupid, and it doesn't try to be overly complicated either." - Marcey Papandrea, MoreHorror.com.
Godzilla has a good chance at breaching the $90 million barrier for its opening weekend. This year so far, only two movies have breached that figure, Disney-Marvel's “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” with $95 million and Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ racking up $91.6 million.
The world's most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure "Godzilla." From visionary new director Gareth Edwards ("Monsters") comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.
Gareth Edwards directs "Godzilla," which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson ("Kick-Ass"), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe ("The Last Samurai," "Inception"), Elizabeth Olsen ("Martha Marcy May Marlene"), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche ("The English Patient," "Cosmopolis"), and Sally Hawkins ("Blue Jasmine"), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn ("Good Night, and Good Luck.," "The Bourne Legacy") and Bryan Cranston ("Argo," TV's "Breaking Bad").