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Godzilla Minus One stomps UK Box Office records

Godzilla Minus One is a certified global phenomenon!

Anime Limited and Toho Co. Ltd. have announced that the critically acclaimed blockbuster opened to #2 at the box office, already earning its title as the highest-grossing Japanese live-action film in UK & IRE box office history! GODZILLA MINUS ONE is playing now in cinemas, IMAX, and Dolby Cinema screens.

Japan, devastated after the war, faces a new threat in the form of Godzilla. How will the country confront this impossible situation?

I saw it the other day and absolutely loved it. One of the best Godzilla films I have seen. A great human story that then has to deal with the appearance of Godzilla. There was tension, horror and a whole lot of emotion. The first time I have cried at the end of a Godzilla movie.

Written and directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Takashi Yamazaki, who said the film was “the culmination of all the films I have made to date, and one that deserves to be “experienced” rather than “watched” in the theater.” Inspired by formative experiences with STAR WARS and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, Yamazaki has become a leading figure in Japan’s visual effects industry, and has won multiple awards for bringing Japan’s pop culture icons to the big screen, with films including Stand By Me Doraemon, Lupin III: The First and The Great War of Archimedes.

Earning over £800,000 from previews and its opening weekend, GODZILLA MINUS ONE is the largest-ever opening for Anime Limited, who distributed the film on behalf of Toho Co. Ltd. The film has proven a hit with audiences, enjoying the highest per-screen average of any Japanese film released this year, and a full 5-star rating from COMSCORE’s PostTrak exit poll, with a 92% positive score. GODZILLA MINUS ONE has also received critical acclaim, with Total Film’s Neil Smith calling it “A gargantuan and resonant epic”, and Starburst Magazine regarding the film as “a thunderous, profound, and exciting cinema experience that is absolutely not to be missed!”.

Celebrating almost seventy-years of being a cultural and cinema icon, this latest film in Toho’s classic series was crafted to be the most terrifying incarnation of the character yet, with a Japan gripped by the helplessness of having already lost everything before this new, monstrous threat emerges. When despair is piled on top of despair, will the people be able to survive, nevermind fight back?

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