Godzilla Minus One Makes Another Splash at Box Office With Black-and-White Release

After Godzilla Minus One rocked the international movie scene, a remastered black-and-white version hit the screens, propelling the film back into the Top 10 at the box office. The weekend haul? A staggering $2.6 million, pushing the domestic box office earnings to over $55 million. This feat not only secures its place as the third-highest grossing foreign language film in U.S. history but also leaves acclaimed movies like Hero and Parasite in its monster-sized wake. Currently trailing behind giants like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Life Is Beautiful, Godzilla Minus One is making cinematic history!

Will Godzilla Minus One’s Triumph Lead to a Sequel?

In the wake of breaking records and receiving acclaim from both critics and die-hard Godzilla fans, the film adds another feather to its cap – an Oscar nomination. Yes, you read that right! Godzilla Minus One is officially in the running for Best Visual Effects at this year’s Academy Awards. It marks a significant milestone, being the first Godzilla movie ever to vie for an Oscar. The question that looms large now is: will this success pave the way for a direct sequel?

The mastermind behind this cinematic spectacle is none other than Takashi Yamazaki, who not only directed but also lent his expertise to the movie’s visual effects. Yamazaki, in a recent revelation, expressed his eagerness to carry on Godzilla’s story in a new film. Yet, the director acknowledges the uncertainty, recognizing that Toho might opt for a different direction, especially considering the standalone nature of the previous two Godzilla movies.

“No, there is no such story at all [for Godzilla Minus One 2],” Yamazaki clarifies. The director, while contemplating a potential successor, confesses, “But I might be a little sad if someone is chosen for the next work… If I were to direct the next movie, I would like to do a sequel to this one, but since there have been two standalone Godzilla movies in a row, I think the next movie will probably have to include an enemy monster.”

The narrative unfolds against the backdrop of post-World War II Japan, as Godzilla resurfaces during the nation’s recovery, casting a dark shadow over its people. Ryunosuke Kamiki, Minami Hamabe, Yuki Yamada, Munetaka Aoki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sakura Ando, and Kuranosuke Sasaki lead the stellar cast.

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