“Godzilla” pushes Warner Bros. over $1 billion at int’l box office

“Godzilla” pushes Warner Bros. over $1 billion at int’l box office

PanARMENIAN.Net - Warner Bros. this weekend became the first studio to top the $1 billion mark at the international box office in 2014, TheWrap reported.

The studio got a big lift from recent releases “Godzilla”, “The Lego Movie” and “300: Rise of an Empire,” but the biggest factor was “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” Peter Jackson's Middle Earth epic was released in December of 2013, but has made the bulk of its $695 million from abroad in 2014. It's up to $953 million globally.

“Godzilla,” a co-production between Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros., brought in $34.5 million this weekend, upping its international total to $167 million, and its worldwide haul to $315 million.

That's an impressive number, but still under the $206 million that “The Lego Movie” managed abroad ($461 million worldwide) and the $224 million from overseas for the “300” sequel, which is at $331 million worldwide.

The UK has been the strongest overseas market for “Godzilla” so far, with $19.3 million, followed by Russia and Mexico, both $13.2 million.

“Godzilla” opens in China on June 13 and on July 25 in Japan, where original rights holder Toho is distributing.

 Top stories
Along with new musical ideas, “Armine, Sister” differs from past work by adding people outside the company for the first time.
Holocaust drama “Son of Saul” took the Grand Prix. Vincent Lindon won Best Actor while Rooney Mara and Emmanuelle Bercot shared Best Actress.
Four artists are brought together in the exhibition “1915” to express the contemporary vantage point of their heritage.
The production, led by Hasmik Papian and Shoushik Barsoumian will be staged at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena.
Partner news