This kaiju is still King of the Monsters.
Godzilla: Minus One–the latest incarnation in the iconic monster franchise–made a big splash in the domestic box office market in its opening weekend, according to numbers reported by Deadline.
The Toho Inc. entry debuted in 2,300 domestic theaters, and raked in a cool $10 million–good for third place in the stateside race. The film also boasted an A CinemaScore and a PostTrak positive exit poll of 92 percent this week.
The movie–set in post-war Japan–follows Godzilla as he (once again) lays waste to a major metropolis. This new version shows he’s still “a terrifying and overwhelming force,” according to Toho president Koji Ueda.
The original 1954 Godzilla–from filmmaker Ishiro Honda–finds Japanese authorities trying desperately to deal with the appearance of the powerful behemoth–whose attacks trigger fear of a nuclear holocaust.
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