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'Godzilla' Thunders to No. 1 Openings in 7 Foreign Markets


By Todd Cunningham

"Godzilla" is off and stomping at the international box office, opening at No. 1 in all seven foreign markets in which it debuted Wednesday.

It opens Friday in the U.S. and Canada, in more than 3,800 theaters.

The biz lizard brought in $1.6 million in France, distributor Warner Bros. said Thursday, and topped the market in Sweden, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Finland and Indonesia, where it posted that country's biggest single day of the year.

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"Godzilla" opens Thurday in Germany, Italy, Russia, Brazil and Mexico, and we will be on over 15,500 screens in 64 countries outside of the U.S. and Canada this weekend.

Early Thursday estimates from Rentrak showed "Godzilla" dominating the Aussie box office with an estimated $1.2 million from 248 sites, a 66 percent share of the top five films and over twice that of runner-up "Neighbors."

The post 'Godzilla' Thunders to No. 1 Openings in 7 Foreign Markets appeared first on TheWrap.

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