Skip to comments.Friday Report: "Godzilla" Roars, Scores Biggest Opening Day Of 2014
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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i’ve been hearing the new godzilla movie sux worse then the 0bama economy
Heisenberg vs Godzilla
Can't suck more than the Matthew Broderick version.
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.
They could’ve trimmed a bit from the middle, but it was good.
I’m hoping I can go see this one.
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
It was OK. Not bad. Not great. Good to see San Francisco trashed.
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?
——An obama boy critique?——
or perhaps a Japanese critic protesting the American theft of a national icon
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.
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.
Looks good, hoping to see it soon.
Was the spinning space turtle in this one?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
that would explain the disparity
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.
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.
OH yeah I got that same feeling in theatre I was at
They yelling b word every time Godzilla or Walt show up