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Long Range Forecast: 'Godzilla' on March 23, 2014

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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.  

 

OVERSEAS: 'Noah' Takes $1.4M Opening Day in Mexico, Reaches $2.6M in South Korea on March 22, 2014

noah.pngNoah took a strong $1.4 million debut from 635 locations in Mexico. The result is on par with opening days from Gravity ($1.4M) and 50% ahead of Skyfall ($820k).

South Korea added $1.4 million on Friday, up 20% from its Thursday opening, to reach a $2.6 million running total in the market. The Friday numbers in South Korea are on par with Gravity, 10% above Inception, 85% above Skyfall, and nearly three times those of Life of Pi.

Noah will expand to 20 additional overseas markets alongside its day-and-date debut with North America next weekend.

Other top markets will open on the following dates:

· Germany - Apr 3
· Brazil - Apr 3
· UK - Apr 4
· Spain - Apr 4
· France - Apr 9
· Italy - Apr 10
· Japan - Jun 13 

'300: Rise of an Empire' Takes Wednesday With $1.57 Million on March 20, 2014

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By Shawn Robbins

WB's 300: Rise of an Empire topped the daily box office again on Wednesday with another $1.57 million. That represents a 49 percent drop from the same day last week and is 22 percent off from Tuesday's gross. The sequel's domestic total now stands at $83.74 million, 33 percent ahead of the pace of Wrath of the Titans.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman added $1.23 million to its haul yesterday, off 22 percent from the day before and 48 percent from last Wednesday. DreamWorks' animated flick has totaled $68.2 million through its first 13 days of release, 32 percent behind the pace of The Croods.

Disney/DreamWorks' Need for Speed grossed $1.06 million on Wednesday, down 31 percent from the day before. The racing flick has tallied $21.67 million through its first 6 days of release. The flick is ahead of fellow video game adaptation Max Payne by 2.5 percent at the same point in its release.

Universal reports that Non-Stop earned $0.81 million yesterday for a week-to-week decline of 39 percent and a 24 percent drop from Tuesday. The Liam Neeson thriller has banked $71.54 million to-date.

Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club slid 30 percent from Tuesday to bring in $0.38 million yesterday. Its 6-day domestic total is $9.45 million, well off the usual pace of most Tyler Perry films.

Wes Anderon's The Grand Budapest Hotel continues to perform well in platform release. The film picked up another $0.37 million on Wednesday from 66 locations, bringing its domestic cume to $5.86 million so far.

 

OVERSEAS: 'Noah' Posts South Korea's Biggest Opening Day of 2014 on March 20, 2014

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Noah took a $1.1 million bow from its opening day on 730 screens in South Korea, the biggest single-day tally for a film in the market this year. 

The film's opening is 15% above Inception, three times bigger than Snow White & the Huntsman, and on par with Gravity.

Noah will open in Mexico on Friday, a week ahead of the film's North American release. Australia and Russia will open on Mach 27.

 


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