BY: Rohn Romulo
MANILA, June 3, 2019 — Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla II: King of the Monsters roared at the box office this weekend, debuting on top of new titles. This was announced today by Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. Philippines.
The film stomped the competition, earning P83.6-million, and topping the P77.8-million bow of 2018’s Kong: Skull Island, its most recent predecessor in the Monsterverse.
The epic action adventure opened on regular and IMAX screens nationwide, with many shows sold out in advance.
Soliven stated, “Once again, Godzilla has earned the box office crown, proving he is truly the king. We are excited by the response of audiences who lined up to enjoy a battle royale between the world’s greatest monsters. We expect word of mouth and repeat attendance to carry the film well into the summer and congratulate the filmmakers and ensemble cast who created a thrilling moviegoing experience that delivers for a broad audience.”
Following the global success of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse: Godzilla II: King of the Monsters, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in cinema history.
Godzilla II: King of the Monsters stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, with Ken Watanabe and Ziyi Zhang.
The film was directed by Michael Dougherty from a script he wrote with Zach Shields, story by Max Borenstein and Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields, based on the characters “Godzilla,” “King Ghidorah,” “Mothra” and “Rodan” owned and created by Toho Co., Ltd. Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Brian Rogers produced the film, with Zach Shields, Barry Waldman, Hiro Matsuoka, Keiji Ota, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, a Legendary Pictures Production, in association with Toho Co., Ltd., a film by Michael Dougherty, Godzilla II: King of the Monsters is being released in the Philippines in 2D, 3D, 4D and IMAX® by Warner Bros. Pictures. Use the hashtag #GodzillaMovie