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Godzilla grosses P90.4M in four days

(The Philippine Star) - May 26, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Warner Bros.’ re-invention of Godzilla trampled its competition at the Philippine box-office, hauling off a four-day opening weekend gross of P90.4M for the May 15 to 18 frame. This was announced recently by Francis Soliven, GM of Warner Bros. Philippines.

That figure represents Warner’s biggest opening for the year, smashing the previous box-office debuts of 300: Rise of an Empire and The Lego Movie in March and February, respectively.

Arriving with heaps of critical praise for its fidelity to the original Japanese monster franchise, the 2014 Godzilla also resonated with local audiences as the film’s story begins in the Philippines. Audiences were pleasantly surprised to find out that Godzilla’s eventual nemesis originated from a mining company somewhere in the country.

In the US, Godzilla bowed to a gigantic $93.2M, marking the largest-ever May opening for Warner.

The film also scored a whopping $103M from 64 international territories. The UK led the charge with $10.4M, followed by Russia ($9.1M) and Mexico ($8.9M).

Back in the Philippines, Godzilla left a giant-sized footprint at the box-offices of SM Mall of Asia (P5.39M), SM North EDSA (P4.42M), SM Megamall (P4.14M), Trinoma (P3.75M), SM Cebu (P3.12M), Glorietta 4 (P2.51M), SM Aura (P2.22M), Alabang Town Center (P2.209M), Greenbelt 3 (P2.205M) and Theatremall (P1.98M).

The film also recorded impressive sales in Power Plant (P1.75M), SM Clark (P1.71M), Eastwood (P1.66M), Bonifacio High Street (P1.56M), Gateway (P1.49M), Ayala Cebu (P1.37M), SM Fairview (P1.25M), Festival (P1.24M) and Market! Market! (P1.22M).

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.

The film stars an international ensemble cast led by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche and Sally Hawkins, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.

Gareth 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.

 

AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON ALABANG TOWN CENTER AYALA CEBU BONIFACIO HIGH STREET DAVID CALLAHAM DAVID STRATHAIRN AND BRYAN CRANSTON ELIZABETH OLSEN EMPIRE AND THE LEGO MOVIE GARETH EDWARDS GODZILLA WARNER BROS
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