Godzilla Minus One was originally supposed to be a limited one-week engagement in cinemas outside of Japan. Now, two whole months after release, it is finally going out of cinemas, but not until after one final roar.
It has already snared an Oscar nod, and arrived back in the top ten global movies ranking thanks to a black and white release. As it departs theaters over the next couple of days, it goes in the knowledge that it hit a significant milestone.
Takashi Yamazaki’s widely acclaimed movie pulled in $2.7 million in its most recent weekend thanks to that black and white version. This finally pushed it over the $100 million mark at the global box office. It has now earned $55 million domestically and $47.6 million internationally, giving it a total of $102.6 million.
For context, 2016’s Shin Godzilla was very popular for a Japanese Godzilla movie, and that grabbed $1.9 million during its entire run in the U.S.
This total puts Godzilla Minus One among the highest-grossing non-English-language films ever domestically, above Hero ($53.7 million) and Parasite ($53.4 million).
The reported budget for Godzilla Minus One remains at $15 million or less, with a VFX crew numbering only 35 people.
Godzilla Minus One is in theaters now, but will be gone any day now.
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