Godzilla 2 : King Of The Monsters Passes $100 Million At The Domestic Box Office

The movie has earned $350 million worldwide

Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters had a rough monster battle at the box office but it appears it has managed to take in a few decent bucks. The Godzilla sequel and the third installment in Legendary’s MonsterVerse franchise is estimated to earn $4.3 million this weekend and consequently pass the $100 million mark at the North American box office. With these updated figures, Godzilla 2 has made $103 million in the US and nearly $350 million worldwide against a $170 million production budget.

It was previously estimated that Godzilla 2 would need to make somewhere between $400 – $500 million to break even. Those hopes were dashed when it opened to less than expected numbers. With the onslaught of upcoming releases including Toy Story 4, Spider-Man: Far From Home and The Lion King, it looks like Godzilla 2 may not be able to touch $400 million globally. That said, the final tally should help Legendary minimize its losses. It looks like Godzilla ended up being the victim of poor Rotten Tomatoes scores and a general apathy towards monster movies; fan response to the movie was rather decent, including ours.

A crucial component of the movie will be the inevitable Blu-Ray release. While watching Godzilla and Ghidorah square-off in 1080p or a 4K TV may not be as epic as watching it in glorious IMAX, movies of this scale tend to do quite well in the home media market. It’s possible Godzilla 2 could pull off an additional $50 – $60 million from DVD and Blu-Ray sales alone over the course of several months, eventually helping Legendary and Warner Bros. break even with the movie and recoup their costs.

Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters is playing in limited theaters now. Watch it while you still can and let us know if you enjoyed the movie in the comments below.

Source Box Office Mojo