Press release: The iconic science-fiction monster Godzilla makes land fall in the U.S. and Canada this October with the North American theatrical release of Shin Godzilla from Toho Company, Ltd—and you can score your tickets now! Fans have been clamoring for news of the film’s theatrical dates ever since Funimation Films made its surprise acquisition announcement in July at San Diego Comic Con 2016. The company revealed that Shin Godzilla will roar into theaters for a limited engagement October 11 - 18, screening in more than 440 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets for Shin Godzilla are now available for pre-purchase on the official film website. You can also use the theater locator on the official website to find where Shin Godzilla is playing near you, as well as watch the heart-stopping movie trailer!
“We are thrilled to bring Shin Godzilla to theaters across North America this October,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. “Toho established Godzilla as one of the most iconic monsters in science fiction history and we’re honored to now be a part of that history with the theatrical release of this new movie. Fans will not want to miss this limited theatrical event."
Co-directed by Hideaki Anno (creator of Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (director of Toho’s 2015 Attack on Titan live-action movies), Shin Godzilla is the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho and represents a brand-new chapter in the 62-year history of this celebrated movie monster. The film stars Hiroki Hasegawa and Satomi Ishihara - both also from the Attack on Titan live-action movies - as well as Yutaka Takenouchi.
“Movie audiences can look forward to a great time watching Shin Godzilla this October,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “A larger than life monster like Godzilla has to be experienced on the big screen. And we expect this movie to sell out in numerous theaters so we encourage fans to purchase tickets in advance.”
Shin Godzilla has been a big hit in Japan since its opening on July 29, 2016, which garnered a box office of ¥ 845,675,500 and total audience of 564,332 during its first three days. To date in Japan, the movie has grossed ¥ 5,302,014,700 at the box office and 3,637,748 in total attendance.
In advance of the movie’s opening, Funimation will be hosting two premieres of Shin Godzilla — on October 3 in Los Angeles and on October 5 in New York — before opening on the day of New York Comic Con 2016. Additional details on these two events to be announced.
To purchase tickets, locate a theater in your city, or find more information on Shin Godzilla, visit funimationfilms.com/shingodzilla.