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Godzilla (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $136,314,294Details
International Box Office $239,685,706
Worldwide Box Office $376,000,000
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
74% - Certified Fresh
Audience
66% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$125,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 19th, 1998 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi monster action/violence
Running Time: 139 minutes
Franchise: Godzilla
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Keywords: Disaster, Creature Features, Visual Effects, Kaiju
Source:Remake
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Centropolis Entertainment, Fried Films, Independent Pictures.
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 636 $74,392 Sep 18, 1998 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 720 $83,633 Sep 11, 1998 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 559 $170,424 Sep 4, 1998 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 595 $200,806 Aug 28, 1998 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 560 $268,078 Aug 21, 1998 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,208 $19,668 Aug 14, 1998 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,519 $20,221 Aug 7, 1998 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,695 $26,963 Jul 31, 1998 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,538 $55,493 Jul 24, 1998 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,284 $105,259 Jul 17, 1998 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,048 $202,157 Jul 10, 1998 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,292 $813,116 Jul 3, 1998 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,290 $1,458,014 Jun 26, 1998 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,043 $2,980,534 Jun 19, 1998 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 665 $6,202,337 Jun 12, 1998 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 589 $9,712,119 Jun 5, 1998 19
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 221 $100,649,895 May 29, 1998 13
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 424 $18,020,444 May 29, 1998 12
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 65 $11,679,410 May 25, 1998 6
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 216 $14,650,511 May 24, 1998 5
Biggest May Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 74 $44,047,541 May 22, 1998 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 242 $44,047,541 May 22, 1998 5
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 305 $44,047,541 May 22, 1998 5
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 242 $58,493,223 May 22, 1998 5
Widest Opening Weekend 464 3,310 May 22, 1998 5
Biggest May Day at the Domestic Box Office 202 $16,894,040 May 23, 1998 4
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 324 $16,894,040 May 23, 1998 4
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 811 $16,894,040 May 23, 1998 4
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 439 $12,502,990 May 22, 1998 3
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 218 $6,020,214 May 21, 1998 2
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 116 $8,425,468 May 20, 1998 1

Cast

Matthew Broderick    Nick Tatopoulos
Jean Reno    Philippe Roche
Maria Pitillo    Audrey Timmonds
Hank Azaria    Victor "Animal" Palotti
Kevin Dunn    Colonel Hicks
Michael Lerner    Mayor Ebert
Harry Shearer    Charles Caiman
Arabella Field    Lucy Palotti
Vicki Lewis    Dr. Elsie Chapman
Doug Savant    Sergeant O'Neal
Malcolm Danare    Dr. Mendel Craven
Lorry Goldman    Gene, Mayor's Aide
Christian Aubert    Jean-Luc
Philippe Bergeron    Jean-Claude
Frank Bruynbroek    Jean-Pierre
Francois Girard    Jean-Philippe
Nicholas J. Giangiulio    Ed
Robert Lesser    Murray
Ralph Manza    Old Fisherman
Greg Callahan    Governor
Chris Ellis    General Anderson
Nancy Cartwright    Caiman's Secretary
Richard E. Grant    Admiral Phelps
Jack Moore    Leonard
Steve Giannelli    Jules
Brian Farabaugh    Arthur
Stephen Xavier Lee    Lt. Anderson
Bodhi Elfman    Freddie
Rich Battista    Jimmy
Lloyd Kino    Japanese Tanker Cook
Toshi Toda    Japanese Tanker Captain
Clyde Kusatsu    Japanese Tanker Skipper
Masaya Kato    Japanese Tanker Crew Member
Glenn Morshower    Kyle Terrington
Lola Pashalinski    Pharmacist
Rob Fukuzaki    WIDF Co-Anchor
Dale Harimoto    WKXI Anchor
Gary Cruz    WFKK Anchor
Derek Webster    Utah Captain
Stuart Fratkin    Utah Ensign
Frank Cilberg    Utah Sailor
Jason Edward Jones    Utah Sailor
Roger McIntyre    Utah Sailor
David Pressman    Anchorage Captain
Robert Faltisco    Anchorage Ensign
Chris Maleki    Anchorage Ensign
Scott Lusby    Anchorage Ensign
Alex Dodd    Anchorage Sailor
Terence Winter    Apache Pilot
Kirk Geiger    Apache Pilot
Pat Mastroianni    Apache Pilot
Eric Saiet    Apache Pilot
Burt Bulos    Apache Pilot
Robert Floyd    Apache Pilot
Seth Peterson    Apache Pilot
Jamison Yang    F-18 Pilot
Nathan Anderson    F-18 Pilot
Mark Munafo    F-18 Pilot
Dwight Schmidt    F-18 Pilot
Dwayne Swingler    Raven Pilot 2
Lawton Paseka    Officer
Greg Collins    Soldier on Bridge
James Black    Soldier
Thomas Giuseppe Giantonelli    Soldier
Paul Ware    Soldier
Monte Russell    Soldier on Plane
Christopher Carruthers    Radio Technician
Daniel Pearce    Radio Technician
Mark Fite    Radio Operator
Craig A. Castaldo    Radio Man
Eric Paske    Rodgers
Lee Weaver    Homeless Guy
Leonard Termo    Homeless Guy
Joshua Taylor    Spotter
Al Sapienza    Taxi Cab Driver
Stoney Westmoreland    Tunnel Guard
Gary Warner    Gun Technician
Ed Wheeler    New York Cop
Bill Hoag    New Jersey Cop
Joe Badalucco, Jr.    Forklift Driver
Jonathan Dienst    Field Reporter
Benjamin V. Baird    Reporter
Madeline McFadden    Reporter
Julian M. Phillip    Reporter
Raymond Ramos    Reporter

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Roland Emmerich
Screenwriter    Dean Devlin
Story Creator    Ted Elliott
Story Creator    Terry Rossio
Story Creator    Dean Devlin
Story Creator    Roland Emmerich
Producer    Dean Devlin
Executive Producer    Roland Emmerich
Executive Producer    Ute Emmerich
Executive Producer    William Fay
Production Designer    Oliver Scholl
Editor    Peter Amundson
Editor    David J. Siegel
Composer    David Arnold
Director of Photography    Ueli Steiger
Co-Producer    Peter Winther
Co-Producer    Kelly Van Horn
Co-Executive Producer    Rob Fried
Co-Executive Producer    Cary Woods
Assistant Director    Kim Winther
Second Unit Director    Josef Rusnak
Unit Production Manager    Kelly Van Horn
Supervising Art Director    William Ladd Skinner
Art Director    Robert Woodruff
Art Director    Oana Bogdan
Art Director    Charley Beal
Set Decorator    Victor Zolfo
Set Decorator    James V. Kent
Second Unit Camera    Peter Joachim Krause
Visual Effects Supervisor    Volker Engel
Visual Effects Supervisor    Karen Goulekas
Special Effects    Patrick Tatopoulos
Special Effects    Clay Pinney
Digital Effects Supervisor    Joshua D. Rose
Digital Effects Supervisor    Jerome Chen
Costume Designer    Joseph Porro
Sound Mixer    Jose Antonio Garcia
Sound Mixer    Les Lazarowitz
Re-recording Mixer    Kevin O'Connell
Re-recording Mixer    Greg P. Russell
Supervising Sound Editor    Per Hallberg
Supervising Sound Editor    Wylie Stateman
Music Editor    Dina Eaton
Make up    Zoltan Zoltan
Hairstylist    Patty Miller
Casting Director    April Webster
Casting Director    David Bloch
Stunt Coordinator    R.A. Rondell

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/05/22 1 $44,047,541   3,310 $13,307   $58,493,223 5
1998/05/29 1 $18,020,444 -59% 3,310 $5,444   $99,326,687 12
1998/06/05 3 $9,712,119 -46% 3,310 $2,934   $114,014,285 19
1998/06/12 5 $6,202,337 -36% 3,310 $1,874   $123,653,780 26
1998/06/19 8 $2,980,534 -52% 2,337 $1,275   $129,206,880 33
1998/06/26 12 $1,458,014 -51% 1,855 $786   $132,388,522 40
1998/07/03 13 $813,116 -44% 1,162 $700   $134,002,926 47
1998/07/10 23 $202,157 -75% 450 $449   $134,677,021 54
1998/07/17 31 $105,259 -48% 260 $405   $134,876,106 61
1998/07/24 40 $55,493 -47% 175 $317   $134,979,308 68
1998/07/31 53 $26,963 -51% 94 $287   $135,033,851 75
1998/08/07 59 $20,221 -25% 74 $273   $135,069,042 82
1998/08/14 57 $19,668 -3% 50 $393   $135,098,290 89
1998/08/21 29 $268,078 +1,263% 563 $476   $135,373,940 96
1998/08/28 36 $200,806 -25% 501 $401   $135,669,033 103
1998/09/04 37 $170,424 -15% 379 $450   $135,888,409 110
1998/09/11 43 $83,633 -51% 337 $248   $136,023,813 117
1998/09/18 44 $74,392 -11% 0     $136,142,003 124

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/05/19 1 $4,088,785   0     $4,088,785 0
1998/05/20 1 $8,425,468 +106% 3,310 $2,545   $12,514,253 1
1998/05/21 1 $6,020,214 -29% 3,310 $1,819   $18,534,467 2
1998/05/22 1 $12,502,990 +108% 3,310 $3,777   $31,037,457 3
1998/05/23 1 $16,894,040 +35% 3,310 $5,104   $47,931,497 4
1998/05/24 1 $14,650,511 -13% 3,310 $4,426   $62,582,008 5
1998/05/25 1 $11,679,410 -20% 3,310 $3,529   $74,261,418 6
1998/05/26 1 $2,806,287 -76% 3,310 $848   $77,067,705 7
1998/05/27 1 $2,111,921 -25% 3,310 $638   $79,179,626 8
1998/05/28 1 $2,130,000 +1% 3,310 $644   $81,309,000 9
1998/05/29 2 $4,515,000 +112% 3,310 $1,364   $85,821,000 10
1998/05/30 1 $7,910,000 +75% 3,310 $2,390   $93,731,000 11
1998/05/31 1 $5,540,000 -30% 3,310 $1,674   $99,327,000 12
1998/06/01 2 $1,323,208 -76% 3,310 $400   $100,649,895 13
1998/06/02 2 $1,340,925 +1% 3,310 $405   $101,990,820 14
1998/06/03 2 $1,106,173 -18% 3,310 $334   $103,096,992 15
1998/06/04 2 $1,205,173 +9% 3,310 $364   $104,302,166 16
1998/06/05 4 $2,535,000 +110% 3,310 $766   $106,837,000 17
1998/06/06 3 $4,450,000 +76% 3,310 $1,344   $111,287,000 18
1998/06/07 3 $3,015,000 -32% 3,310 $911   $114,314,000 19
1998/06/08 4 $828,569 -73% 3,310 $250   $114,842,854 20
1998/06/09 4 $927,107 +12% 3,310 $280   $115,769,961 21
1998/06/10 4 $773,984 -17% 3,310 $234   $116,543,945 22
1998/06/11 4 $907,498 +17% 3,310 $274   $117,451,443 23
1998/06/12 5 $1,654,557 +82% 3,310 $500   $119,106,000 24
1998/06/13 4 $2,945,000 +78% 3,310 $890   $122,051,000 25
1998/06/14 4 $1,933,000 -34% 3,310 $584   $123,654,000 26
1998/06/15 6 $672,380 -65% 3,310 $203   $124,326,160 27
1998/06/16 6 $684,439 +2% 3,310 $207   $125,010,599 28
1998/06/17 6 $612,569 -11% 3,310 $185   $125,623,168 29
1998/06/18 6 $603,178 -2% 3,310 $182   $126,226,346 30
1998/06/19 8 $834,654 +38% 2,337 $357   $127,061,000 31
1998/06/20 8 $1,185,000 +42% 2,337 $507   $128,246,000 32
1998/06/21 6 $962,000 -19% 2,337 $412   $129,207,000 33
1998/06/22 8 $407,948 -58% 2,337 $175   $129,614,828 34
1998/06/23 8 $476,189 +17% 2,337 $204   $130,091,017 35
1998/06/24 8 $423,773 -11% 2,337 $181   $130,514,790 36
1998/06/25 9 $415,718 -2% 2,337 $178   $130,930,508 37

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/05/22 1 $66,860,561   3,310 $20,200   $81,306,243 9
1998/05/29 1 $22,995,923 -66% 3,310 $6,947   $104,302,166 16
1998/06/05 3 $13,149,277 -43% 3,310 $3,973   $117,451,443 23
1998/06/12 5 $8,774,903 -33% 3,310 $2,651   $126,226,346 30
1998/06/19 8 $4,704,162 -46% 2,337 $2,013   $130,930,508 37
1998/06/26 11 $2,259,302 -52% 1,855 $1,218   $133,189,810 44
1998/07/03 14 $1,285,054 -43% 1,162 $1,106   $134,474,864 51
1998/07/10 26 $295,983 -77% 450 $658   $134,770,847 58
1998/07/17 31 $152,968 -48% 260 $588   $134,923,815 65
1998/07/24 39 $83,073 -46% 175 $475   $135,006,888 72
1998/07/31 56 $41,933 -50% 94 $446   $135,048,821 79
1998/08/07 52 $29,801 -29% 74 $403   $135,078,622 86
1998/08/14 51 $27,240 -9% 50 $545   $135,105,862 93
1998/08/21 29 $362,365 +1,230% 563 $644   $135,468,227 100
1998/08/28 36 $249,758 -31% 501 $499   $135,717,985 107
1998/09/04 36 $222,195 -11% 379 $586   $135,940,180 114
1998/09/11 44 $127,431 -43% 337 $378   $136,067,611 121