Magazine article Screen International

Godzilla Crushes Int'l BO on $103M

Magazine article Screen International

Godzilla Crushes Int'l BO on $103M

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Warner Bros Pictures and Legendary Pictures' monster feature was in appropriately destructive mood at the weekend, scoring the biggest international debut of the year-to-date on an estimated $103m.

Godzilla was active on 16,946 screens in 64 markets. 3D accounted for 51% of box office, while Imax generated $22m worldwide for the second best May opening after Iron May 3 on $28.7m. The film score $7.5m internationally from 186 screens.

In a string of number one debuts through Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI), the film took $10.4m in the UK including previews, $9.1m in Russia, $8.9m in Mexico, the biggest launch of 2014 in Australia on $6.1m and $6.5m in France.

Germany produced $5.6m, South Korea $4.5m, Brazil $4.2m, Italy $3.6m and Spain $1.6m. The film opens in China on June 13. Warner Bros does not hold rights for Japan.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 added $31. …

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