dillonking55 wrote:Plus, KotM is probably gonna finish up in the $400+ Mil range, not a run away success, but not nearly as bad some of these other franchise films (cough*Dark Phoenix* cough) that came out that won't even hit 100Mil domestic.
It's been easy to forget that, when all is said and done, KOTM is probably going to be Warner Brothers' second or third highest grossing movie this year. I'm confident it's going to beat Shazam! (which only made $363M worldwide, KOTM is pretty close behind it now with time to spare) and the only other thing coming out I think will make more is It: Chapter Two (the first made $700M).
And like you said, in a summer where anything not backed by Disney has floundered it's really hasn't done so bad in comparison.
dillonking55 wrote:As long as they knock it out of the park with the trailers/marketing, GvK will be fine. Going forward (if we get more films after), they need to pick better release dates & budget the films closer to Rampage/Bumblebee/The Meg.
I think keeping the budgets more in check is a good idea, and keeping them to the same range as Rampage/Bumblebee/The Meg works. I'm so glad those three came along and proved you don't need $150M to $200M+ to do something like a Godzilla movie, it can be done for $120M to $140M.
I remember way back when, after Legendary announced the project but before we really knew anything about G14, I argued the movie could be (and should be) done in this same budget range. I used the 2010 Clash of the Titans as my example, saying how it had been done for $125M, made $493M worldwide, and ended up getting a sequel - I forget why but everybody dismissed the idea at the time.
So I'm happy Rampage, Bumblebee, and The Meg came along to prove my point.