This will be updated in the same fashion as the Shin Godzilla Box Office Watch thread. Keep checking back every week.
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I think it's also worth noting the month of the release. I'm not sure how box office trends work in Japan, but with Shin Godzilla being released in July and Monster Planet in November, I'm sure that had an effect on ticket sales. I think Toho is expecting to make their money from the Netflix release.
November is not a great month for Japanese box office, it's true. But December is usually a great month. It could be considered close enough to make much of its ground there.
I'm just curious what the budget for the film was and what they're getting from their Netflix deal.
Is an update (especially tickets sold) coming this week?
It seems king of strange to not release a movie they produced in all these theaters they own in the first place. Why wouldn't they just release it everywhere they can? At least the 2 other sequels are still announced. No matter what we are getting 2 more Godzilla movies after wards despite the low numbers.
Just because it did bad with ticket sales doesn't mean the film is bad.
Yikes that’s a harsh drop. Let’s hope the Netflix deal is able to make up for this. I still am very curious what the budget for the movie was. Will this affect how the next two films are released? If this one fails to gain any steam, I wouldn’t be surprised if the sequels go straight to streaming.
Well, if many of those theaters had already booked other movies further in advance then they can't replace them with Planet of the Monsters for contractual reasons--And my theory is that the theatrical release was a late decision.
The long game as far as budget is concerned was also something I was curious about. I imagine that since most of the models for characters/monsters have already been made, the budget for the next film will be considerably smaller since half of the work is already done as far as making the models and animations.
I would guess that this movies theatrical release was meant to offset any sort of cost from changing the entire production from a television series to a trilogy. Or Toho knew that along with Netflix, they could get away with a limited theatrical release.
That would actually make a lot of sense that the deal with Legendary makes it difficult for Toho to make the release wider. That may be why they decided to go with Netflix in the first place.
I think Netflix will make up for this bad box office numbers. Unless the douchebags at the FCC get their way with stabbing away at net neutrality. hopefully that never happens and we still have Netflix in this mix.
I still think Toho's already made up whatever budget this project had simply through making a worldwide deal with Netflix. That just can't be a cheap deal, especially if the movie is going to be streamed in every territory.
Thank you for the updates on this.
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Yikes. I guess the goodwill from Shin Godzilla did not carry over to this one. I know a lot of factors contributed to the low numbers, but I think people in Japan just weren't interested in an anime Godzilla film. At least not one so soon after Shin, people would've found a way to see it if they really wanted to by this point.
I imagine some are just waiting to watch it on Netflix.
I mean, there are soo many movies I wanted to see in theaters, but knowing they will be ready to rent in 3 or 4 months I usually just wait to see them in that way. there are only soo many movies I will go out and see in theaters. this would have been one, but since Netflix will have it at the comfort of my TV and its free already to watch, I can understand about waiting to see a movie like this.
Wow this is going to be the least attended film in the series. As a Godzilla fan since 1978 even I wasn't interested ins seeing this so I'm not surprised. Toho would have been better off putting this straight to video or direct TV.
Is an update coming?
Yes, but it's completely fallen out of the top 10 and will be pulled from theaters soon. I'm currently compiling as much info as I can. This will likely be the last update.
Hopefully we will get an update on when this will come to Netflix since it's close to being done with a theatrical run.
UPDATE (12/13/17): Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters has fallen out of the top 10 in its fourth weekend. Kogyotsushin either doesn't cover top 10s or World of KJ can't translate it. As a result this will likely be the final update unless more information is uncovered.
Wow. But then again I really believe this was intended to be a straight-to-video/made-for-TV type of movie anyway. Kinda like Batman: Mask of The Phantasm back in the day. Had this been live action it would have done scores better.
Maybe, but then Toho would be breaking their contract with Legendary about not making any live-action Godzilla movies until after Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020. Of course, I do not know if that contract is real, so can somebody please reply and tell me if it is real?
Yes it's real. I was at G-Fest 2017 and Shinji Higuchi confirmed it. It was a major factor in how much time he and Anno had in making Shin Godzilla. I imagine that this film being animated and co-produced by Polygon was a way to work around their contract with Legendary.
Do you think the next 2 anime films will get theatrical releases or go straight to video/TV? This was a planned trilogy right?
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I'm no expert on it so I wouldn't even know how to answer. If I had to guess, it all depends on how much Toho got from Netflix. If that has already payed for the cost of the three movies, then I don't see a reason to not release the movies theatrically. Toho only stands to earn some extra cash from it. If not, Toho might just put them directly on Netflix.
Thanks for the help, anyway.
It's in Chicago. You can look up G-Fest on Google, but here's the site.
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