Godzilla Minus One is making waves worldwide!

The newest Japanese Godzilla movie, Godzilla Minus One, broke the United States opening weekend record for a live-action Japanese film, earning US$11 million.

The film will be playing in more than 2,500 locations across North America in its second week and has now exceeded US$14M at the box office, becoming the highest-grossing live-action Japanese film of all time.

Across Australia and New Zealand, Godzilla Minus One has made over AU$500,000 in its first week, coming in at number 7 in the weekly box office charts. Worldwide, the film has already made over US$37 million, with more countries set to unleash Godzilla Minus One in the coming days. The film has also been released in 4DX and IMAX.

Fans and reviewers alike agree this is one of the best Godzilla films ever made and a film to be seen on the big screen! With a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes for reviews and a 98% audience score, there’s a reason so many people are flocking to see Godzilla Minus One. Reviewers were stunned by the special effects, captured by the emotional drama and loved the modern yet nostalgic look of Godzilla.

“Everything you want from a monster movie”
— Richard Kuipers, Variety


  • #1 Highest Opening for a Foreign Language Film in 2023
  • #1 All-Time Highest Opening for a Japanese Film
  • #1 All-Time Highest-Grossing Toho Godzilla Movie
  • #2 All-Time Highest Opening for a Foreign Language Film
  • Winner of the Best Director at the 48th Hochi Film Awards
  • Largest Japanese opening for a live-action Japanese film in IMAX format
  • Variety’s critic’s choice
“The best Godzilla film ever made, and a masterpiece of kaiju cinema”
— Mark Hughes, Forbes

About the Film

In postwar Japan, a new terror rises; Godzilla. Will the devastated people be able to survive... let alone fight back?

  • Cast and Staff
  • Cast: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando, Kuranosuke Sasaki
  • Director/Screenplay/VFX: Takashi Yamazaki
  • Music: Naoki Sato
  • Production: TOHO Studios Co. Ltd., ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS INC.
  • Production Cooperation: Abe Shuji, Inc.
“Nothing short of magical: a feast for the eyes, an entertaining epic in every sense of the word.”
— Lucas Trevor, The Washington Post

About TOHO Co., Ltd.

TOHO Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television, and theater. Founded in 1932, it remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include TOHO Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan.

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