With the announcement of Godzilla 2’s director being named this week (Michael Dougherty),the upcoming release of Kong: Skull Island in early March, and an upcoming Rampage film in the works, it is clear that people all over the world still get excited about giant monsters.
The homeland of the “King of Monsters” is no different as Shin Godzilla finished second in overall box office returns for 2016 in Japan. Shin Godzilla (also known as Godzilla Resurgence) finished second only to Anime sensation Your Name in terms of ticket sales, ending with $75,398,709 at the Japanese box office. It was also the highest grossing Godzilla film in the history of the character in Japan.
Shin Godzilla is the third reboot in the history of the franchise, which was produced by the perennial home of Godzilla, Toho Studios. The film had a limited run in the U.S., so if you missed it, you will have the chance to see it on blu-ray on March 22, 2017.
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