PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake as it strides into New York City. To stop it, an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.
The movie made a little over 33 million dollars in Japan, less than half of what Toho, the movie's Japanese distributors, as well as the owners of the Godzilla franchise, had hoped for. In spite of this, it set the record of most admissions for a movie's opening in Japan at the time (about 500,000 tickets). If we account for inflation, it also made more money in the country than the second American adaptation of the franchise, Godzilla (2014), despite that movie having been praised by fans for being more faithful to its Japanese source material.
That's my husband! That's my husband! Oh, my... I'm gonna kill him!
(at around 25 mins) The length of the pier the man is fishing from varies between shots when Godzilla first attacks New York.
Various effects that appeared as green film scratches (but were not, in fact, scratches) showed up periodically over the credits.
English, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
$44,047,541 24 May 1998
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