Despite Earning More Than 2X Its Budget, Godzilla Minus One Fails To Beat Beyoncé’s Renaissance Film At Box Office

More than doubling the amount of its budget at the box office, it still proved to be no match for Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

Despite Earning More Than 2X Its Budget, Godzilla Minus One Fails To Beat Beyoncé's Renaissance Film At Box Office

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  • Godzilla Minus One is a retelling of the classic Japanese Kaiju genre of films
  • The film has become the third-highest-grossing film on the domestic front and has earned more than double its budget
  • Despite its success, it has not overtaken Beyoncé's new movie Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé at the top spot
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The Kaiju genre of films, although popularized in early adaptations of the monster for the Western audience before the MonsterVerse, was a cultural icon for the citizens of Japan. And leading those humongous monsters was none other than Gojira, popularly known as Godzilla across the globe. Thus, with the release of Godzilla Minus One, people expected it to make an impact.

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A still from Godzilla Minus One
A still from Godzilla Minus One

But no one could’ve expected the movie to succeed to the extent that it would become the third-highest-grossing film on the domestic front with critics and audiences singing the praises of the film non-stop. But at the same time, with all the critical and commercial success that it has managed to amass, it’s still unable to take the top spot where Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé resides.

Godzilla Minus One Was Unable To Overtake Beyoncé’s New Movie

Beyoncé in a still from Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé
Beyoncé in a still from Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

While WB’s MonsterVerse has brought the untamed Kaijus to the forefront of entertainment once again, the original take on these monsters is still a deep-rooted cultural part of Japan, which is the reason why Toho decided to bring back the magic of these giants with Godzilla Minus One, a classic retelling of the most popular Kaiju in existence.

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With it, the film also shattered the commercial scales as the film has more than earned double its budget since its release on December 1st, 2023.

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After the recent box office numbers came in (via Collider), it was revealed that on the global scale, the film has earned more than $35 Million against its production budget of $15 Million, including $11 Million in the US, which is in less than a week since its release. This film also became the biggest Japanese movie to open in US cinema history, which is another accolade that it has acquired in its ongoing run.

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Although the film is still soaring high at the box office, it is still in third place on the US charts, falling behind the chart-topper The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes with $122 Million domestic earnings and Beyoncé‘s latest concert film Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé with $21 Million domestically.

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What Is Godzilla Minus One About?

A still from Godzilla Minus One
A still from Godzilla Minus One

Receiving a 96% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Godzilla Minus One is a retelling of the classic Japanese Kaiju from its origins.

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Near the end of World War II, a fighter jet technician encounters a dinosaur-like creature near a small island off the coast of Japan named Odo. Later, after the war has ended and the country seems to be on the edge of rising up again, the same creature, called Godzilla, resurfaces, and this time, bigger than the last due to atomic radiation from the Nuclear Bombing by the US.

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Godzilla Minus One, now in cinemas.

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Written by Deepak Bisht

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Deepak Bisht is a writer at FandomWire who has vast expertise in films of many genres, a hardcore anime nerd along with two years of writing experience. After completing his Bachelor's in Business Administration, he became part of the company in hopes of providing accurate, informative, and exciting articles to the world.

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