Godzilla: Minus One remains king as the flick has smashed a new box office record.
The kaiju film from Toho and director Takashi Yamazaki is now the highest-grossing live-action movie from Japan to release in North America.
It’s also the first time in 19 years that a non-English live-action movie has stayed #1 at the box office for two days in a row and three days within the same week.
Godzilla: Minus One only costs $15 million to make; its current U.S. domestic gross has already topped that in its first week of release and is currently at $15.7 million; the foreign gross is at $26.6 million; the worldwide box office is over $42M.
Expanded and extended release
Toho also announced that following the Japan, Norway, and U.S. openings, the film is getting a larger worldwide opening with screenings in the Nordics, Benelux, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Greece, Cyprus, and the Baltics and is coming to France Dec 7 & 8 only, and to Spain and South Africa Dec 15.
#GodzillaMinusOne 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.— GODZILLA.OFFICIAL (@Godzilla_Toho) December 8, 2023
Coming to France Dec 7 & 8 only, and to Spain and South Africa Dec 15. pic.twitter.com/HeAEnJotxs
Godzilla: Minus One has also seen its U.S. theatrical run both expanded to more theaters and extended to Dec. 14.
Earlier today also saw it learned the film is up for a potential Best VFX Oscar Nomination.
I saw it in IMAX last night with my 15-year-old son and we both liked it a lot. Great story. Special effects are amazing. Sound is booming! Definitely see it in IMAX or a premium theater. I might go see it in RPX again.
Godzilla: Minus One also has an “A” CinemaScore, and it’s at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and it has a 98% Audience Score.