The numbers are in for Godzilla 2's first weekend at the international box office and despite the overwhelmingly positive fan reception, in an unexpected turn, Mike Dougherty's sequel actually managed to earn $10 Million less than Gareth Edwards' original from 2014!
Deadline reports international box office earnings for Godzilla: King of the Monsters have settled at $130 Million. Godzilla (2014) earned $140 Million in similar markets when it debuted 5 years ago.
We're rather confused as to why turnout was not on par, but actually lower than Edwards' Godzilla. One major culprit seems to be European markets with Godzilla 2 earning $4.4 Million in the UK and $2.6 Million in France. By comparison, Godzilla 2014 earned $11 Million in the UK and $5.7 Million in France when it debuted. Many suspect the release of Disney's Alladin to be the cause of the less than stellar European returns this time around.
This being Godzilla: KOTM's first weekend at the box office, numbers will only dip from here on out. Whether or not the film will break even has yet to be seen. The future of the Monsters will be relying on the success of Godzilla vs. Kong which releases next year. Will it be enough to secure more Monsterverse films? We're hoping so...
Mike Dougherty may have directed King of the Monsters, but it looks like Gareth Edwards directed King of the Box Office.
We will continue to track Godzilla 2's box office performance in this post, so be sure to check back often for updates!
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This article was written By Chris and published on 2019-06-02 19:11:20
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