Godzilla Movies
Godzilla Series Japanese Box Office Attendance Numbers

Godzilla Series Japanese Box Office Attendance Numbers

16,460 Views5 RepliesAdd A Reply

G. H. (Gman)

GodzillaAdmin5265 XPJun-09-2017 11:50 AMTeam Ghidorah

Posting for reference.

Now that the site can include box office numbers to each film's profile I've been doing some research on behalf of the Godzilla series' Japanese box office. What it has come down to is that, unlike America, Japan is far more concerned with attendance numbers than the money movies make.

Japanese ticket prices tend to fluctuate depending on the day of the week and the type of movie playing. There a many ticket discounts offered on particular days in the month and holidays. The type of movie an attendee is paying for is also a factor: Animated movies tend to be cheaper and Hollywood movies are more expensive, etc.

Although inflation plays a part in how much money these movies make, the international exchange makes it harder to find a consistent percentage of inflation. The international exchange rate tends to fluctuate very often. This makes the international numbers on Box Office Mojo less accurate than we think.

Gross for many of the older Godzilla movies is hard to find and may be lost altogether. The only consistent numbers we have for every film are for audience attendance.

So, again, for fan reference, here are the Japanese box office numbers for the Godzilla series and other more recent, related films:

Attendance numbers - Godzilla series attendance numbers
[Films in the top 150 most attended titles in Japan highlighted in blue.]
[Hollywood films highlighted red.]

Attendance numbers - Godzilla series and related films attendance numbers.
[Films in the top 150 most attended titles in Japan highlighted in blue.]
[Related films highlighted in yellow.]
[Hollywood films highlighted red.]


"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."
Godzilla wins 2021 Shirt
Godzilla Hoodie
Kong Wins 2021 Shirt
5 Responses to Godzilla Series Japanese Box Office Attendance Numbers

George L Hays

Mothra LarvaeMember12 XPJun-13-2017 9:36 PM

In Godzilla Resurgence a lot of its appeal is how it has tackled modern Japanese political issues in regards to dealing with national disasters.

The other major part to the success of this new movie is also very likely down to Hideaki Anno. While the movie is co-directed along with Shinji Higuchi, who also directed the awful live-action Attack on Titan movies, Godzilla Resurgence clearly has Anno’s style writ large across the whole production.

G. H. (Gman)

GodzillaAdmin5265 XPSep-12-2017 9:16 PMTeam Ghidorah

Interesting theater facts to add to the information in the original post. It may help put a slightly different perspective on the numbers or at least in a different context. Stats from eiren.org:

The average amount of screens in Japan:
1950s - 6,000
1960s - 5,200
1970s - 2,500
1980s - 2,100
1990s - 1,800
2000s - 2,900
2010s - 3,300

Seating has dropped by 17.5% prior to the multiplex days.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."


BaragonMember157 XPSep-13-2017 5:22 PM

I had no idea there were so few theaters. I thought there would be more.

Host of the podcast Giant Monster Messages where we watch EVERY giant monster film and look for the messages.

G. H. (Gman)

GodzillaAdmin5265 XPSep-13-2017 7:26 PMTeam Ghidorah

Those aren't even theaters. Those are screens. You have to remember, the Japanese film industry is only a fraction of the size of Hollywood. I'm not even counting North America's independent studios. As a result, screens and theater chains are more widespread.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

G. H. (Gman)

GodzillaAdmin5265 XPDec-15-2019 12:10 AMTeam Ghidorah

Godzilla: King of the Monsters has been added to the attendance charts.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."
Add A Reply
Log in to Post
Enter Your E-Mail
Enter Your Password

Stay Logged In
Godzilla & Kaiju Godzilla & Kaiju Fandom
Recently Active Forums
Godzilla Talk all things Godzilla, Pacific Rim, Gamera & more here
Godzilla: Minus One
Godzilla: Minus One Discuss the Toho movie, Godzilla: Minus One here!
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Discuss the Godzilla vs. Kong sequel here!
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Discuss the Monsterverse TV series on Apple TV here!
Hot Forum Topics
New Forum Topics
Highest Forum Ranks Unlocked
46% To Next Rank
G. H. (Gman)
G. H. (Gman)
53% To Next Rank
84% To Next Rank
96% To Next Rank
89% To Next Rank
Latest Godzilla Fandom Activity

Godzilla-Movies.com is an information resource for fans looking to learn more about the upcoming blockbuster Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Providing the latest official and accurate information on Godzilla: King of the Monsters, this website contains links to every set video, viral video, commercial, trailer, poster, movie still and screenshot available. This site is an extension of the Godzilla Fandom on Scified - a central hub for fans of Godzilla looking to stay up-to-date on the latest news. Images used are property of their respective owners. Godzilla: King of the Monsters and its associated names, logos and images are property of and are in no way owned by Scified and its related entities. This is a fan-created website for the purpose of informing and exciting fans for Godzilla: King of the Monsters's release.

© 2023 Scified.com
Sign in with your E-Mail & Password

Log in to view your personalized notifications across Scified!

Alien Alien-Covenant.com
Godzilla Godzilla-Movies.com
Jurassic World JurassicWorld3.net
Aliens vs. Predator AliensVersusPredator.net
Predator Predator4-Movie.com
Latest Activity
Search Scified
Sci-Fi Movies