In the wake of Godzilla Minus One's successful opening weekend in North America, the movie is getting a theatrical release extension. Originally meant to bow out of theaters across the U.S. on December 7th, Godzilla Minus One will now have an extra week of showings at many theaters through December 14th!
Godzilla Minus One broke four box office records this weekend and became the #1 movie in the U.S. on Monday. It's remained in the top 2 at the box office for 5 weekends in a row in Japan and continues to rake in money with a world wide total that will cross $40 Million in the next day or so. The extension will likely bolster its numbers further as strong word of mouth and reviews continue to spread.
Set in a post-war Japan, Godzilla Minus One will once again show us a Godzilla that is a terrifying and overwhelming force. Japan, which had already been devastated by the war, faces a new threat with Godzilla, bringing the country from nothing (zero) into the ‘minus.’
Godzilla Minus One is directed by Takashi Yamazaki. An award winning filmmaker and avid Godzilla fan, his work on Always: Sunset on Third Street (2005) earned him two Japanese Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Screenwriter. He was honored with another Best Director and Best Screenplay nomination for the sequel, Always: Sunset on Third Street 2 (2007). In 2016, he won the Best Director category again for The Eternal Zero. Yamazaki also helmed highly acclaimed actioners, Returner, Space Battleship Yamato and many others.
He gave Godzilla a cameo during an opening dream sequence in Always: Sunset on Third Street 2. In 2021 he returned to Godzilla and directed footage for Seibuen Amusement Park's Godzilla the Ride: Giant Monster Battle Summit.
Godzilla Minus One is now playing in both Japan and North America.
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