With its worldwide haul now at $78 million, Toho’s “Godzilla: Minus One” has become the most successful Japanese Godzilla movie in the nearly 70-year-old franchise.
The film has now eclipsed 2016’s “Shin Godzilla,” which made $77.9 million and previously held the high-water mark for the franchise which consists of nearly 40 movies.
In the U.S., the film had the most successful opening for a live-action Japanese film ever and has gone on to become the sixth-highest-performing foreign live-action movie of all time in the United States – recently overtaking Guillermo Del Toro’s masterpiece “Pan’s Labyrinth”.
It currently sits at $32.4 million Japan and $43.3 million in the United States. That’s a marked change from “Shin Godzilla” which earned just $2.6 million outside of Japan, the rest was within its home country.
“Godzilla Minus One” is still going as well with its box-office expected to continue for some time to come, including a black-and-white release coming to Japan next month.
Added to all this is the bonus of “Godzilla Minus One” being a smash critical success, making multiple best-of-year lists and begging the question of whether the film could receive awards season attention.