SHIN GODZILLA Roars Into Theaters Tonight for Limited Engagement
King of the Monsters Returns to Big Screen in 534 Theaters Across U.S. and Canada October 11 – 18
Source: Funimation Films press release
Official Site: shin-godzilla.jp (Japan), funimationfilms.com/shingodzilla (US)
Special Thanks to Scott Barretto
The signature roar of Godzilla, King of the Monsters, will echo throughout North America tonight when SHIN GODZILLA opens in theaters. Funimation Films® will be screening the Japanese kaiju film in 534 theaters across the U.S. and Canada during its limited theatrical engagement from October 11 – 18. SHIN GODZILLA is the 29th film produced by Toho Co., Ltd. in the iconic science fiction monster franchise and is co-directed by Hideaki Anno (creator of EVANGELION) and co-directed by Shinji Higuchi (director of Toho’s 2015 ATTACK ON TITAN live action movies). The movie has been a huge box office hit in Japan — grossing more than $68M at the box office in the two months since it opened and making it the 4th highest grossing film for 2016. Tickets for SHIN GODZILLA are available via the official film website.
“Godzilla has been entertaining audiences worldwide for more than 62 years and we’re excited to bring this newest incarnation to the U.S. and Canada,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. “Fan excitement for SHIN GODZILLA has been unabated since we first announced the film back in July at San Diego Comic Con. It would not surprise me if numerous theaters sell out.”
In advance of tonight’s opening, Funimation hosted premieres of SHIN GODZILLA last week to capacity audiences in Los Angeles as well as New York City, which was planned to coincide with New York Comic Con 2016.
“If audience reaction at our two premieres is any indication then SHIN GODZILLA will be another box office success for Funimation Films,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “The fan base for Godzilla is as wide as the monster is tall. The enthusiasm and anticipation from fans — both young and old — as shared on social media is truly palpable. We encourage fans to pre-purchase tickets to guarantee a seat to this limited theatrical event.”
To purchase tickets to or find more information on SHIN GODZILLA, visit funimationfilms.com/shingodzilla.
About Funimation Films
Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Funimation Entertainment, acquires both anime and live action movies from prominent international filmmakers that appeal to the interests and passion of all types of fans and distributes them throughout North America. The division was launched in December 2014 following the box office success of DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS that same year. Funimation Films released DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ a year later and which became #9 highest-grossing anime movie in North America. Funimation Entertainment is a subsidiary of Group 1200 Media, a fully integrated, next-generation, independent entertainment studio based in Dallas. For more information on Funimation Films, visit funimationfilms.com.
For more information on SHIN GODZILLA/GODZILLA RESURGENCE, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- GODZILLA RESURGENCE: Exclusive High-Res Photos from Toho
- GODZILLA RESURGENCE: More Exclusive High-Res Photos from Toho
- Exclusive! Funimation Licenses GODZILLA RESURGENCE
- SHIN GODZILLA Press Release from Funimation Films
- Toho’s SHIN GODZILLA International Sales Materials
- SHIN GODZILLA: Exclusive High-Res Photos from Golden Village Pictures
- Funimation Films Promo Materials
- SHIN GODZILLA International Exclusive: Information and High-Res Photos from CatchPlay (Taiwan)
- SHIN GODZILLA North American Theatrical Release News from Funimation Films
- SHIN GODZILLA International Exclusive: Info, Trailer and High-Res Photos from TGV Pictures (Malaysia)
- SHIN GODZILLA Advance Tickets for North America On Sale Now
- SHIN GODZILLA International Exclusive: Thai Info, Trailers and High-Res Pics from Sahamongkolfilm
- SHIN GODZILLA Roars Onto the Big Screen in 60 Carmike Cinemas in October
- SHIN GODZILLA Stomps on Australian and New Zealand Cinemas in October
- SHIN GODZILLA US Theater List from Funimation Films
- SHIN GODZILLA New York Premiere Coverage and Review
- SHIN GODZILLA Day Arrives!