GODZILLA Sequel Gets The Go Ahead After Monster Opening Weekend
There is no arguing with success (read - "numbers"). Godzilla has scored the second biggest weekend of 2014 so far at US$93 million domestically. Add to that an additional US$103 million globally and it is no surprise that Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have given their blessing to start on a sequel to the latest incarnation of Godzilla.
"It's very validating," Legendary president and chief creative officer Jon Jashni spoke to Variety of the film's opening. "You can't ask for a better situation when you have a group of people, who were perhaps expecting to be let down were impressed," Jashni added. "It all lines up when that eco-system aligns and starts feeding off itself."
The good news for the studios is that the film has yet to open in two other major territories; China in June and Japan in July. Toho still holds the rights for Godzilla in his native land, while China audiences lapped up the otherwise maligned Pacific Rim last summer, so there's likely still plenty of cash on its way in.
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