Box Office roundup: Strong debuts in the U.S., Godzilla takes on China

|By:, SA News Editor

22 Jump Street (SNE) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DWA) both cleared $50M at the box office during their opening weekend.

Movie analysts think the four-year gap between the two Dragon movies kept the movie below some of the lofty estimates for a +$65M opening.

Maleficent (DIS) fell to a $19M haul over the weekend and now has earned $165M.

Godzilla set records for Warner Bros. (TWX) in China during its opening run. The film earned over $25.8M for the first two days in the nation.