The iconic science fiction monster Godzilla makes landfall in the U.S. and Canada this October with the North American theatrical release of Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla: Resurgence) from Toho Company, Ltd.
Fans have been clamoring for news of the film’s theatrical dates ever since Funimation Films made its surprise acquisition announcement in July at the San Diego Comic-Con 2016. And today, the company revealed that Shin Godzilla will roar into theaters for a limited engagement on October 11 – 18.
The movie will screen in more than 440 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets for Shin Godzilla will be available for pre-purchase on the official film website beginning on September 9.
“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.”
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 day of New York Comic Con 2016. Additional details on these two events to be announced