Godzilla: Minus One: Bigger Box Office Success Than Thought

Director Takashi Yamazaki reveals the budget of $15 million is vastly over reported.

Director Takashi Yamazaki reveals the budget of $15 million is vastly over reported.

Godzilla: Minus One: Bigger Box Office Success Than Thought

Godzilla: Minus One is proving to be an even bigger success than first thought, as much like the King of the Monsters, the film is a towering triumph at the box office.

It has been reported the film’s budget is $15 million, so within a week of release, it’s already tripled that number.

However, director Takashi Yamazaki has actually revealed the Godzilla: Minus One budget is much lower.

While Takashi Yamazaki didn’t reveal the exact number, he said, “I wish it were that much.”

The director also thanked fans in North America for their support, as Godzilla: Minus One is now the highest-grossing live-action movie from Japan to release in North America, and the film will potentially get nominated for the Best VFX Oscar.

“We’re excited by the tremendous response in North America. I’ve been reading the fan feedback on social media and am very encouraged by the passionate comments based on a thorough analysis of the film. In some theaters, I’ve heard there was even applause. Thank you for warmly receiving our Godzilla,” said Director Takashi Yamazaki.

Box office estimates also offer only a 44% drop for its second weekend, which is phenomenal.

Godzilla Minus One

Expanded and extended release

Toho has also announced Godzilla: Minus One has been released on more screens and is getting an extended U.S. run in addition is opening worldwide.

Godzilla: Minus One isn’t going anywhere!” tweeted Toho. “In fact, the film will be playing on EVEN MORE North American screens this coming weekend—increasing to over 2,500 locations in the US & Canada starting December 8. As long as people are attending, showtimes will continue. So get your tickets and spread the word! GODZILLA MINUS ONE is (still) NOW PLAYING NATIONWIDE.”

Toho said in another tweet, “Godzilla: Minus One has stomped its way into European cinemas! Check your local screenings in the Nordics, Benelux, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Greece, Cyprus, and the Baltics for tickets and information. Coming to France Dec 7 & 8 only, and to Spain and South Africa Dec 15.”

Fandango also revealed it has been their biggest ticket seller of the week.

Godzilla: Minus One is Fandango’s #1 ticket seller for the week! Don’t miss the biggest monster movie of the year, now on over 2,500 screens. Watch this hair-raising exclusive clip, and get your tickets today,” said Fandango on Twitter.

I saw Godzilla: Minus One on Thursday and liked it a lot. Definitely go see the flick in a premium theater that has great sound. I went to IMAX and might go again to RPX.

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