106 Responses to Godzilla Box Office Updates
This movie must succeed.
THE WEAVER - I've a feeling you needn't concern yourself too greatly with the film's success. It's already starting out with incredible srength. :)
Well after just getting back from seeing the movie in 3D after the 2D version I did my part for it's financial success.
As a side note I wouldn't recommend the 3D to anyone who hasn't seen the movie yet it's definitely not worth it.
So far every single one of my predictions has come true. That's why I used to get paid the big bucks before I burned out.
Here is another prediction: Even if the movie does extremely well, there won't be a Godzilla sequel for 5 years. Why? Because coming up with a legitimate script will be next to impossible, just like it was for Jaws and is for "Avatar". They will eventually come up with something, but it will be laughable, causing the sequel to under-perform at the box office.
I think I am one of the very few guys on this board, who actually saw Godzilla: King of the Monster at the theatre in the early 60s. My father took me to see it. Now I am returning the favor. I'm taking him and the rest of the family, including my daughter-in-laws, to see Godzilla on Saturday. At 82, it better keep my dad's attention, or he will be snoring or running to the bathroom to pee every 30 minutes.
There's a big difference between those 2 movies and Godzilla. While Godzilla had an established ending it left it open for more(*SPOILER*Godzilla being alive, the fact the MUTOs existed in the caves in the first place*SPOILER*) In jaws the shark blew up and in Avatar the natives won and he was brought back to life in his avatar body. Both those movies not only finished the story, but did so not leaving much room for any additions. Godzilla still has doors open,*SPOILER* had Godzilla died at the end I might agree,*END SPOILER* but I can't see them comparing story wise, in terms of being able to write a follow up.
Would it be unethical to buy tickets for Godzilla even when I go see X-Men next week? Yes? OKay, I'll do it. :P
Bring in another Toho classic monster for the sequel to work. Rodan? Mothra? And of course King Ghidorah. Destroy all Monsters?
guys, we just might get our sequal so here is to the movie being very successful. CHEERS :)
May 17th Update added. And I'm sort of surprised...
and another point is that despite what gareth has said i do believe he already has a solid plan for a sequel set up. probably not planning years ahead though. the man doesnt stike me as greedy
The thing with the sequel though, assuming they will eventually make one, who actually has the rights to make a Godzilla sequel, can someone clarify that for me. This film after all is the last co-finance deal with WB. So does the rights rest with Legendary or WB?
GodzillatheKing.......Legendary has the rights to the character whereas Warner Brothers had distribution rights for this movie only. So, that being said, if there is a sequel, Legendary will be able to do the film with new partner Universal.
Just saw the movie today and LOVED it. So glad to hear how well it is doing at the box office and hope it goes on to be the blockbuster of the summer. Great to see how many fans are out there, both old and new. Congrats to Gareth Edwards and everyone who had a part in making this movie the success I know it will be. Enjoy!
This film has a big impact in cinema and in people mind,this film can make a big budget in less than one week very AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!maybe soo many Godzilla fans who awaited for this film after released they're droves go to cinema to wacth their idol(Godzilla),but you must know I am is an one of the many Godzilla fans
Yeah both my estimates and industry tracking appear to have been low. Godzilla is set to break between $85-$100 million domestic for its opening weekend.....a whopping 25%-33% higher than originally expected. Those tracking estimates are usually +- 5% on the mark.
That ridiculously high opening weekend means that even if X-Men meets its tracking and sinks Godzilla (which now I'm less sure that it will) the damage won't be as severe.
$600 mil looks EASILY achievable, where it previously looked like the high ceiling of what Godzilla would muster. Post China/Japan release, Godzilla could be sitting on top of $700 mil.
It's just kinda cool, because this is a COMPLETELY different world from where we were sitting pre-December, when we were first wondering 'how is this movie gonna break even? (needing $300-400 mil).....
Then tracking came in, China picked it up, marketing was really effective, the trailer view counts kicked in, and the movie looked like it was DEFINITELY going to make a profit...but curiosity and question marks remained over whether it would make enough to warrant a sequel ($500 mil-$550 mil)
And now the movie is out, blowing all professionals' predictions out of the water, a sequel is all but guaranteed, and the conversation has shifted to "will Godzilla surpass Spiderman and/or Captain America".....which is a conversation most of us considered laughabe less than 30 days ago.
I dunno, it's been an awesome trip. Box Office discussion was what originally compelled me to sign up on this forum, and so there could not have been a more satisfying ending for me in that sense. I mean, I guess the Fat Lady hasn't sung yet, so I don't know the end. But what I do know is that I have never been more excited/optimistic about this movie's box office potential than I am right now, and it's fantastic!!!!
saw this twice. friday sold out at 5;25 following the movie cheers and standing ovation. saturday different location 3:00 show not sold out but plenty of people. result at end of movie standing ovation and cheers once again! my thoughts are if they make a trilogy, and have the rights to other toho creatures the second movie should be king ghidorah or another powerful foe. or mechagodzilla reincarnate. imagine how badass that would be? the third movie, a destroy all monsters/ final wars type. multiple monsters of the most badass foes godzilla ever faced only to team up with godzillas best allies. godzilla, mothra, rodan, vs hedora, destroyer and gigan? hhhhmmm even a godzilla team up with mechagodzilla vs godzillas three most powerful and fiercest foes? what are your thoughts people?
May 18th, Noon updated added.
UPDATE: Godzilla passes $100 million domestically with best follow up Monday of the year. Check original post.
GMAN2887 - This is phenominal news! I'm so very pleased by Godzilla's success! :)
Tuesday update in original post.
so that means that the studios got alot more than what the film was budgeted for, that is really great news, also i got to thank you not only on the heads up with the box office updates but for the books you recommended i learned alot more about godzilla than i could have imagened. :)
Actually Thomas Tull (CEO of Legendary) said the movie will have to hit $380 million world wide to break even. (Factoring in marketing, liscensing...etc...) Which it will no doubt hit. The movie hasn't even been out for a full week and has yet to open in some countries. I suspect it'll make somewhere in the neighborhood of $500-$600 million by the end of its run.
Glad you enjoyed the books. Ryfle can be a little stagnant, admittedly, but he makes you think about the series. Ragone is a little more light, but never insulting. Great material and I'm glad you were able to find it.
Wait, so if my math is right... did Godzilla beat Pacific Rims entire domestic amount in under a week? Holy $hit.
I'm very terrified that tickets to Godzilla will stop selling because of X-Men. Halp! :'(
X-Men is going to be #1 at the box office, easily. People need to get over that.
But stop selling tickets altogether? That never happens. It's a three (technically four, for the industry) day weekend. There's plenty of time to see two movies and Godzilla is expected to make close to $50 million this weekend, which would be a very respectable start to the second week.
It is going to fall this weekend. That doesn't mean it flops or stops making money altogether.
@GMAN2887 - Thank you. So how much do you think the domestic and the foreign gross will be at the end of Godzilla's screening?
I'm less of a boxoffice tracker and more of an enthusiast, but many sources claim Godzilla will most likely finish around $700 million world wide.
I like to hedge my expectations a touch and say it'll be somewhere between $500-$600 million, which would still be great. If anything is certain at this point, it's that it won't make less than $500 million world wide.
well as long as it makes 400 million i am ok with it. :)
hopefully it will make at least 550 million by the end of its run. :)
Actually, I read in The Hollywood Reporter that Godzilla would need to make $450 million before breaking even, according to Legendary CEO Thomas Tull. Here is the article: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/legendarys-thomas-tull-talks-godzilla-700348
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