Once again we are laughing at the claims that Godzilla: Minus One is a bomb as now Toho officially confirms they are increasing the amount of screens the movie is shown on in the U.S. in order to satisfy demand.
The flick has also actually passed Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer on IMDb.
Just yesterday saw it announced Godzilla: Minus One will extend its theatrical run to Dec. 14 which followed it learned that the flick broke a box office record on Monday. Godzilla: Minus One is the first non-English language live-action in 19 years to top the box office.
It also nearly did so on Tuesday but was beat out by The Hunger Games by less than $300k where worth mentioning is The Hunger Games is shown in 1300 more theaters. So that means if Godzilla: Minus One was shown in the same amount of theaters as The Hunger Games, the King of Monsters would have been on top again.
“Godzilla: Minus One isn’t going anywhere! 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,” tweeted Toho.
#GodzillaMinusOne isn’t going anywhere! 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… pic.twitter.com/Ny0lFWw0O2
— GODZILLA.OFFICIAL (@Godzilla_Toho) December 6, 2023
Highest-rated blockbuster film of 2023
Regarding IMDb, Godzilla: Minus One has passed Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer as the highest-rated blockbuster film of 2023 on the site. Godzilla: Minus One is rated 8.5 to Nolan’s 8.4.
The King of the Monsters also tops Nolan on Rotten Tomatoes with score of 97% from critics and 98% from fans, while Oppenheimer is at 93% and 91%.
Both films have an “A” CinemaScore.
— Kaiju News Outlet (@KaijuNewsOutlet) December 6, 2023
With a budget of only $15 million, the film has managed to nearly triple its budget in the first week of release as it’s worldwide gross is currently $40 million following only having been released in Japan, Norway, and the U.S.
The film is written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki and sees an already devastated postwar Japan facing a new threat in the form of Godzilla.