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Godzilla Wins Big at Weekend Box Office - Sequel Planning Already Underway

By Staff
May 19, 2014
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Godzilla won big at the weekend box office in North America, and the planning for the sequel is already underway by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

The studios behind the movie - which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen - have announced a follow-up to the sc-fi thriller after it raked in over $200 million at the global box office over the weekend.

Legendary president and chief creative officer Jon Jashni told Variety.com: ''You can't ask for a better situation when you have a group of people, who were perhaps expecting to be let down were impressed, It all lines up when that eco-system aligns and starts feeding off itself. It's very validating.''

Although doubt surrounded the latest remake of 'Godzilla' following the critically slammed 1998 Sony version - the two companies recognised the franchise potential of the new production and anticipated a sequel.

They have put the film's early box office success down to complete ''re-branding'' and ''re-establishing'' the movie after its previous flop.

Jashni said: ''Our initial goal was to re-brand and re-establish the property in a Tiffany way. Now, we're trying to take in all of the results of the weekend.''

The Gareth Edwards-directed picture took in around £93million in the US this weekend, with a further $103million taken from box office's worldwide.

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