Shin Godzilla Listed in U.S. Theaters on October 11-18
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ticketing service Fandango revealed the poster for Funimation's North American release of the Shin Godzilla movie on Tuesday. The poster reveals an October 11-18 screening run for the film. Theaters have also been listing the same release dates for the film.
The film will have IMAX, MX4D, and 4DX screenings.
The film has earned 5.3 billion yen (about US$51.63 million) and has sold 3.6 million tickets. It has surpassed the earnings of director Hideaki Anno's previous film, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.
The film opened on 441 screens in its opening weekend on July 29, having sold 412,302 tickets for 624,610,700 yen (about US$6.08 million). The film topped the Japanese box office for two straight weeks, but fell to #2 in its third week, and #3 in its fifth week.
Toho's live-action Godzilla franchise of 29 films has sold over 100 million tickets in Japan, a first for a Japanese live-action film franchise. Toho released the first film in the franchise in 1954, and that film sold 9.61 million tickets. The third film in the franchise, the 1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla, sold 12.55 million tickets, the highest in the series. Shin Godzilla represents the latest in Toho's film series after a 12-year absence since 2004's Godzilla: Final Wars.