Box Office: 'Godzilla' Conquers China With $10.9 Million Opening Day
UPDATED: The Legendary and Warner Bros. tentpole scores the best number of the year to date.
Gareth Edwards' Godzilla opened to $10.9 million in China on Friday, portending big returns for the movie in the world's second largest moviegoing market after North America.
That's the biggest opening day of 2014 to date, eclipsing X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It's also the biggest opening day of all time for a Warner Bros. title.
Thomas Tull's Legendary Pictures took the lead on the big-budget movie and co-financed the $160 million tenptole with Warners.
Godzilla has now earned north of $400 million worldwide, including $188.1 million to date in North America.
Insiders are expecting Godzilla to earn $68 million for the weekend, narrowly besting the $67.2 million debut of Days of Future Past and easily ahead of the $60.4 million opening of Amazing Spider-Man 2 earlier in the summer.