Long Range Forecast: 'Godzilla'

Featured Stories - on March 21, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

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What would the summer season be without at least one major reboot? Come March 16, Warner Bros. will deliver the first reboot of the season with Godzilla. This week the BoxOffice team takes a closer look at the monster flick's commercial potential. 

Godzilla
(Warner Bros.)

PROS:

- The first theatrical trailer inspired glowing reactions. 
- Co-star Bryan Cranston already features heavily in the marketing material. That's a wise move considering that the actor carries plenty of clout post-Breaking Bad.
- Godzilla is one of the most--if not the most--globally recognizable movie monsters of all time. 
- The ensemble cast features key up-and-coming stars such as Aaron Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olson. 

CONS:

- It's possible that the bad taste that 1997's Godzilla left still lingers for some moviegoers.
- Opening in between The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past won't be easy. 

Check out our prediction for Godzilla and other films in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor First Weekend of Wide Release Cumulative
Million Dollar Arm May 16, 2014 Disney
$13,500,000 $46,000,000
Godzilla (2014) May 16, 2014 Warner Bros.
$75,000,000 $235,000,000
Moms' Night Out May 9, 2014 Sony / AFFIRM
$6,000,000 $14,000,000
Chef May 9, 2014 Open Road
$10,000,000 $31,000,000
Neighbors (2014) May 9, 2014 Universal
$34,000,000 $126,000,000
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return May 9, 2014 Clarius Entertainment
$4,000,000 $11,000,000
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 2, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$112,000,000 $265,000,000
Brick Mansions Apr 25, 2014 Relativity Media
$7,000,000 $16,000,000
The Other Woman (2014) Apr 25, 2014 Fox
$15,000,000 $45,000,000
The Quiet Ones Apr 25, 2014 Lionsgate
$10,000,000 $22,000,000
Transcendence Apr 18, 2014 Warner Bros.
$26,000,000 $76,000,000
Bears Apr 18, 2014 Disneynature
$7,000,000 $21,000,000
A Haunted House 2 Apr 18, 2014 Open Road
$14,000,000 $31,000,000
Heaven is for Real Apr 16, 2014 Sony / TriStar
$8,000,000* $27,000,000
Draft Day Apr 11, 2014 Lionsgate / Summit
$13,000,000 $37,000,000
Oculus Apr 11, 2014 Relativity Media
$12,000,000 $31,000,000
Rio 2
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 
Apr 11, 2014
Apr 4, 2014 
Fox
Disney

$41,000,000
$87,000,000 

$148,000,000
$225,000,000 
Noah Mar 28, 2014 Paramount
$41,000,000 $115,000,000
Sabotage (2014) Mar 28, 2014 Open Road
$7,000,000 $15,000,000
Bad Words Mar 28, 2014 Focus
$6,000,000 $22,000,000

*3-day weekend

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.  

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