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Friday Report: "Godzilla" Roars, Scores Biggest Opening Day Of 2014
Box Office Mojo ^ | 17 May 2014 | Ray Subers

Posted on 05/18/2014 12:44:14 AM PDT by zeestephen

Godzilla ruled the box office on Friday with a stunning $38.5 million. Playing at over 3,950 theaters, Godzilla's $38.5 million opening day is the biggest of the year ahead of comic book sequels Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($36.9 million) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($35.2 million).

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1 posted on 05/18/2014 12:44:15 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

i’ve been hearing the new godzilla movie sux worse then the 0bama economy


2 posted on 05/18/2014 1:49:48 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten
I'll probably see it just because Bryan Cranston is in it(and I love monster movies).

Heisenberg vs Godzilla

Can't suck more than the Matthew Broderick version.

3 posted on 05/18/2014 1:59:35 AM PDT by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: sten

It’s a outstanding movie. People cheered in the theater where I went when he was battling the rival creatures. Best special effects ever. Cranston was excellent.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 2:10:16 AM PDT by Sam Troy
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To: sten

They could’ve trimmed a bit from the middle, but it was good.


5 posted on 05/18/2014 2:33:23 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: zeestephen; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

I’m hoping I can go see this one.

PING!


6 posted on 05/18/2014 2:56:01 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: RWB Patriot

That ‘nerd tears’ mc carthy guy, The reviewer on tht FNC said the same thing. The middle stunk and dragged on. I’ll wait for bluray


7 posted on 05/18/2014 3:47:36 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Perdogg

Ping


8 posted on 05/18/2014 3:49:24 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sam Troy

It was OK. Not bad. Not great. Good to see San Francisco trashed.


9 posted on 05/18/2014 4:17:11 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: zeestephen

Someone set off a dry ice “bomb” here in northern Virginia in a Tyson’s Corner theater at a midnight showing today.

An obama boy critique?


10 posted on 05/18/2014 4:38:57 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: VanShuyten

——An obama boy critique?——

or perhaps a Japanese critic protesting the American theft of a national icon


11 posted on 05/18/2014 4:44:27 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Washi

I saw it yesterday. Much much better then the last one. More on par with the older ones but with better graphics.

Cranston was very good, some of the other actors not so much. People in the audience clapped and cheered on several occassions which detracted for me.


12 posted on 05/18/2014 4:52:44 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: zeestephen

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3142040/posts


13 posted on 05/18/2014 5:25:36 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: sten

I saw it yesterday with the family and liked it a lot. The reviewers hate it, possibly because of no gay characters and a positive depiction of the military.


14 posted on 05/18/2014 5:33:15 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: zeestephen

Looks good, hoping to see it soon.
Was the spinning space turtle in this one?


15 posted on 05/18/2014 5:39:45 AM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: Sam Troy

I was big-time Godzilla fan as a kid, I loved this movie. I especially liked how they made him out to be the hero in the movie, much like the old 70’s Godzilla movies.


16 posted on 05/18/2014 5:40:38 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: zeestephen

Did they at least have the good sense to put in the Blue Oyster Cult song Godzilla in this? I still can’t believe they missed that opportunity in the last Godzilla movie. It’s so obvious that should be the feature song in a movie if there ever was one, especially with a movie with the same name. Come on already!


17 posted on 05/18/2014 5:56:12 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: bert
Godzilla is American at least according to the original movie. He was a manifestation of evil America dropping a bomb on innocent Japanese.

Interesting reviews on this one. Since I'm good with Godzilla being a hero, I might step out to see this one. I love a good monster movie.

18 posted on 05/18/2014 5:58:05 AM PDT by Varda
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To: zeestephen

While I enjoyed it, I’m a huge fan of Godzilla going back to the original, this film needed more Godzilla. That being said I suspect there will be a sequel and I hope that we get to see a lot more of the big guy.


19 posted on 05/18/2014 6:02:55 AM PDT by The Louiswu (One brave man, that's all we need.)
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To: The Louiswu

So was the Blue Oyster Cult song “Godzilla” featured in the movie as the opening song or the end credits? If not was it at least featured in an obscure spot playing on a radio in one of the scenes?


20 posted on 05/18/2014 6:10:14 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: zeestephen

Saw this in 3D last night...

Classic Godzilla destroying cities while protecting the human race. Notable and refreshing was that there was no obvious ecobullshit “anthropogenic climate change” agenda, or that somehow man needs to suffer some consequence for offending “Mother Earth Gaia” or whatever. Similarly, there was no homofascist “equality or else” spin, race hustling or otherwise leftist political motivation in the film. Just a good old fashioned Monster vs. Monster movie. Audience was cheering for Godzilla... good flick.

Recommended.


21 posted on 05/18/2014 6:20:13 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

Agreed. This was a return to the classic Godzilla monster flicks and even took a stab at the enviro-types when Ken Watanabe’s character chided about the arrogance of man believing that they could control nature.

I really enjoyed when the Big Guy let loose with his Mk1 Mod0 breath weapon. The glowing of his spines was beautiful.

Truly enjoyed the film and a must buy when it hits Bluray.


22 posted on 05/18/2014 6:51:22 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Blue Highway
I guess I found the answer to my question about if the Blue Oyster Cult song "Godzilla" was included in the 2014 film Godzilla. I'm still shaking my head as it appears it WASN'T used yet again. I just don't get it. If ever there was a song perfectly made for a movie (with the same name) it is the song Godzilla.

Godzilla: Blue Oyster Cult’s ‘Godzilla’ song still rocks


23 posted on 05/18/2014 7:53:33 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: rjsimmon

The scene when the plates on Godzilla’s back started to fluoresce, was what everyone paid to see. The crowd reaction when the glow started up from the tail was interesting... like they collectively were about to orgasm.


24 posted on 05/18/2014 8:22:13 AM PDT by Rodamala (HORY MORY! IT'S GOJIRA! RUN FOR YOUR RIVES!)
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To: Rodamala
HORY MORY! IT'S GOJIRA! RUN FOR YOUR RIVES!

GODZIRRA!!!

25 posted on 05/18/2014 9:12:34 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: zeestephen

The movie was good 3-D

I was disappointed he wasn’t in the movie a lot

I was at theatre everybody was yelling B word on Godzilla every time Walt White show up on the screen


26 posted on 05/18/2014 9:16:04 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: zeestephen

I hope I’m not the only one with this opinion; I really hate parting with my hard earned $ to pay this mostly dumb as a door knocker Marxist actors, directors and producers for their “save the planet” movies. Spiderman...the new one, had no fewer than 7 Marxist planted strong messages and images...the Che Guevera(sp?)-like poster in the star’s bedroom, the corporate demon boss, the assault rifle hitting the bad guy on his head in slow mo...the bad buy is bald (skinhead imagery)...the list goes on. Screw H-wood.

Bring me part III...Who is John Galt?


27 posted on 05/18/2014 9:33:08 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Living in the midst of a silent coup.)
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To: PapaBear3625

that would explain the disparity


28 posted on 05/18/2014 10:01:25 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: CincyRichieRich

There was one scene in the film where the son had to bail his dad out of jail and prior to his dad coming out from lockup, a Jananese goth weirdo looking teenaged kid was released to his irate Japanese mother and father... and the father started to yell at the punk.

As soon as they showed the kid with his spiked up hair, eyeliner, piercings, and Hot Topic reject fashion, the audience collectively snickered, rejecting what hollyweird would otherwise wish to portray as some “new normal” and use the moment as a forced exercise in tolerating alternative lifestyles.

Happy to see it was more used as a comedic jab at ridiculousness.


29 posted on 05/18/2014 10:07:02 AM PDT by Rodamala (HORY MORY! IT'S GOJIRA! RUN FOR YOUR RIVES!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

From what I’ve gathered from reading all of the reviews and spoilers (I won’t see Godzilla until it’s out on iTunes -I hate theaters), it’s more about the MUTOS waking up and Godzilla follows to destroy them before they became a worse problem for the planet.

The ‘90s Gamera movies did almost the exact same thing. Gamera/Godzilla didn’t seem to give a crap about the humans. They were focused on the destruction of their prey: MUTOS/Gyaos.


30 posted on 05/18/2014 10:33:59 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Rodamala

OH yeah I got that same feeling in theatre I was at

They yelling b word every time Godzilla or Walt show up


31 posted on 05/18/2014 1:25:19 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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