“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.”
Though in respect to the Warner-Legendary version’s franchise potential, Jashni said that was always part of the conversation.
“Our initial goal was to re-brand and re-establish the property in a Tiffany way,” Jashni said. “Now, we’re trying to take in all of the results of the weekend.”
And to quote Deadline:
After opening to $103M internationally — theopening of 2014 so far — and grossing $93M domestic stateside this weekend, it should come as no surprise that Legendary and Warner Bros.‘ are already developing a sequel to the monster hit. It was to Deadline this morning that a Godzilla sequel is underway. The beast is currently stomping across international markets to take No. 1 spots in most territories.