'Godzilla' heads toward $100 million domestic debut

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Godzilla is out to destroy the box office. The feature film, which stars Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, has already made $38.5 million Friday at the box office.

Predictions put the film close to grossing $98 million at the North American box office which would be the best opening for a film so far this year.

The monster thriller has already made $9.3 million from late night showings on Thursday night.

Gareth Edwards' Godzilla conquered the Friday box office with $38.5 million, putting the summer's second tentpole film on course for a $98 million North American debut -- the best opening of the year so far, The Hollywood Reporter reported.

If the Gareth Edwards film does reach estimates, it will pass the $95 million debut of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which made $91.6 million during its opening weekend.

Godzilla opened in over 60 international markets this weekend, as well.

The Guardian reported that this updated version of the monster film was made on a $160 million budget.

Director Edwards has said in many interviews that the goal with the project was to remain true to the iconic Japanese Godzilla movies made by Japan's Toho studio.



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