PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.
Most of the skydiving sequence was shot over Skydive Perris in California, except for the parts of the team exiting from the airplane (this was done in the Inyokern Desert, California).
Dr. Serizawa? Jerry Boyd. I'm warning you, it's a mess. It's just a total mess. Monarch set me in this morning. Took a look around but I told them we need you.
Captain Hampton informs Dr Serizawa that the nuclear warhead they would be using would have a yield of "megatons, not kilotons" and that by comparison the 1954 explosion to kill the MUTO would be like a firecracker. However, as shown in the film's intro, the 1954 explosion was the Castle Bravo nuclear test. This thermonuclear explosion had a yield of some 15 megatons, still the largest ever detonated by the U.S. The modern nuclear device would be the one small by comparison.
The opening credits are a montage of Monarch documents and 1950s videos. All text on these documents are blacked out except for the names cast/crew members. The montage ends with a nuclear bomb going off, which causes a white-out in which the film title appears.
$93,188,384 (USA) (16 May 2014)
$200,661,309 (USA) (22 August 2014)
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