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Riding on the tail of its enormous opening weekend, Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "Godzilla" will stomp across the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office today, Sunday, May 25th, only its tenth day in release. The announcement was made today by Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman, and President of International Distribution, Veronika Kwan Vandenberg.
Internationally, the film opened at number one in every major market in which it has been released, including the UK, Australia, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Korea, Germany, France and Italy, to name only a few. It also has much-anticipated openings in key markets, including China on June 13th.
"Legendary Pictures wishes to thank our filmmaking partners, our strategic partners worldwide and Warner Bros. for helping to bring this film to theaters around the globe," said Jon Jashni, Legendary's President and Chief Creative Officer. "It is very validating for Gareth, for us and for Toho to have been able to reach this early milestone in only a matter of days."
Fellman stated, "There was tremendous anticipation for 'Godzilla,' and the film delivered in a huge way. We congratulate the cast, filmmakers and our partners at Legendary on reaching this benchmark, and, as word of mouth continues to build, we anticipate big returns to continue well into the summer."
Kwan Vandenberg added, "Godzilla is a global icon and we couldn't be more excited to work with Legendary, Gareth Edwards and his remarkable cast and crew in bringing a film worthy of that legacy to moviegoers the world over. With outstanding buzz, 'Godzilla' rose to the top of even the most crowded international markets, with numbers that have now pushed Warner Bros.' international grosses past the $1 billion mark for the 14th year in a row."
The film attracted a huge 3D viewership globally, accounting for more than half of 3D sales in both the U.S. and abroad.
Many moviegoers have opted to see the massive creature on the biggest screen possible, generating record numbers for IMAX, which saw the highest-grossing opening weekend of the year, for "Godzilla."
The world's most revered creature is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure "Godzilla," from visionary director Gareth Edwards ("Monsters").
The film stars an international ensemble cast led by 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 Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins ("Blue Jasmine"), with Oscar nominee David Strathairn ("Good Night, and Good Luck," "The Bourne Legacy") and Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Bryan Cranston ("Argo," TV's "Breaking Bad").
Edwards directed "Godzilla" from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, story by David Callaham, based on the character "Godzilla" owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD. Thomas Tull produced the film, along with Jon Jashni, Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Patricia Whitcher and Alex Garcia served as executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures production, a Gareth Edwards film, "Godzilla." The film is presented in 3D, 2D and Imax in select theatres and is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it is distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment. "Godzilla" has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence.
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