GODZILLA Sequel Gets The Go Ahead After Monster Opening Weekend
"It's very validating," Legendary president and chief creative officer Jon Jashni spoke to Variety of the film's opening. "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," Jashni added. "It all lines up when that eco-system aligns and starts feeding off itself."
The good news for the studios is that the film has yet to open in two other major territories; China in June and Japan in July. Toho still holds the rights for Godzilla in his native land, while China audiences lapped up the otherwise maligned Pacific Rim last summer, so there's likely still plenty of cash on its way in.