Funimation announces that Shin Godzilla, aka Godzilla: Resurgence, will get an extended release in theaters. See details below for complete information and to purchase tickets.
‚ÄúSHIN GODZILLA‚ÄĚ EXTENDS RUN WITH ENCORE SATURDAY MATINEE AND SCREENINGS IN SELECT CITIES THRU OCTOBER 27
King of the Monsters to Screen on Saturday October 22 in More than 200 Theaters; Select Locations Offering Screenings Daily thru October 27
FLOWER MOUND, TX ‚Äď October 18, 2016. Godzilla, King of the Monsters, has taken over North America. The limited theatrical engagement of ‚ÄúSHIN GODZILLA‚ÄĚ was scheduled to close tonight but in the wake of overwhelming fan response, Funimation Films announced that the movie will be extended due to popular demand. A special Saturday matinee screening of the film will take place on October 22 in more than 200 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. In addition, multiple national theater chains will be offering daily screenings of ‚ÄúSHIN GODZILLA‚ÄĚ in select locations thru October 27. A complete list of locations for both this Saturday‚Äôs matinee as well as the new daily screenings is available via a theater locator on the official film website.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre thrilled with the tremendous response to ‚ÄėSHIN GODZILLA‚Äô from the press, audiences and our theatrical partners,‚ÄĚ said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. ‚ÄúFans have been asking and we‚Äôre pleased to confirm that the movie will extend its run with this Saturday‚Äôs matinee as well as more than a week of daily screening.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúSHIN GODZILLA‚ÄĚ hit $1M mark at the box office in its first three days and has grossed more than $1.5M since opening on October 11. It is the 29th film produced by Toho Co., Ltd. in the iconic science fiction monster franchise and is co-directed by Hideaki Anno (creator of ‚ÄúEvangelion‚ÄĚ) and co- directed by Shinji Higuchi (director of Toho‚Äôs 2015 ‚ÄúAttack on Titan‚ÄĚ live action movies).
‚ÄúWe were confident that ‚ÄėSHIN GODZILLA‚Äô would be a hit with audiences and we‚Äôre excited to extend its theatrical run to keep up with fan demand,‚ÄĚ said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. ‚ÄúIf you haven‚Äôt seen ‚ÄėSHIN GODZILLA‚Äô yet or want to catch an encore before it leaves theaters ‚Äď now is the time.‚ÄĚ
To purchase tickets to or find more information on ‚ÄúSHIN GODZILLA,‚ÄĚ visit funimationfilms.com/shingodzilla.