“Godzilla Minus One” broke box office records.
The prehistoric reptilian monster flick, the 37th in the “Godzilla” franchise, now holds the title of Biggest Single-Day Domestic Box Office For A Foreign Live-Action Film, according to Screen Rant.
It is also the Largest Domestic Debut For A Live-Action Japanese Film and the Second-Highest Debut For A Live-Action Foreign-Language Film Ever.
Moviegoers are raving about the film, which slithered its way to the No. 2 spot in the box office on Friday, according to IMDB’s Box Office Mojo.
“I believe the hype, the hype is well worth it.” said Miguel Santos, 46, a technician from Jersey City who caught the flick at the Times Square AMC. “I thought the Godzilla movie was very well done, a lot of action, a lot of great dialogue, even though it was in Japanese, with subtitles, I thought it was a good story. I would like to see a continuation of the series.”
Felix Rodriguez, 17, a student who lives in the Bronx, saw it at the AMC Theater on West 34th St. on Saturday and agreed it was “worth the watch.”
“It was genuinely amazing. I consider it a 10 out of 10; it was a really good movie,” he told The Post of the sci-fi horror film, which is set in post-World-War-II Japan.
“They went about it in a new format that you don’t typically see in a monster flick,” he continued. “They really made you bond with the characters of the movie, they really let you watch them grow and progress and deal with the issues of what really happens in war time and dealing with losing people around you.”
He also appreciated how Godzilla was introduced to his audience.
“They made it seem as if it was a creature that was stalking you, you had to watch out, you had to be on the lookout for it,” he said. ‘They made it seem like a horror movie monster … It was really cool to watch.”
Brandon Henton, a 30-year-old tech worker from Brooklyn, agreed. “It was a good human story to Godzilla, it’s something I haven’t seen in a while,” he said. “I just felt that they took a lot of care with the actual human side of Godzilla, attacking and terrorizing, pretty much the psychological side of it. I haven’t seen that before in a Godzilla movie.”
Jenny Zhang, 29, a data analyst who lives in Manhattan called the moving “very touching.”
“The theme was well built, the story line was great, the character development was really really good.” she gushed.
Zhang saw the film, which debuted on Dec. 1, with Kevin Bai, who said it stood out among the others in the franchise.
“They focused a lot on the human experience,” said Bai, 28, a banker from Manhattan.
“Combining with the element of post-World War II made it a lot more different than the previous Godzilla movies.”
For Bobby Medows, 56, a Brooklyn writer who caught a showing with his son, Xavier,11, “It was amazing.”
“This is definitely one of the best movies we’ve seen this year,” Medows said. “It was a different take on Godzilla, it was the first time that Godzilla has actually been scary.”
It wasn’t just the visuals the Xavier enjoyed. The boy said, “the soundtrack for it was giving me chills.”