Funimation Films has extended the North American theatrical run of Shin Godzilla. A special Saturday matinee screening of the film will take place on in more than 200 theaters in North America on Oct. 22, 2016.
Additional, several national theater chains will be offering daily screenings of Shin Godzilla in select locations thru Oct. 27. A complete list of locations for both this Saturday's matinee as well as the new daily screenings is available via a theater locator on the official film website.
"We're thrilled with the tremendous response to Shin Godzilla from the press, audiences and our theatrical partners," said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation, in a statement. "Fans have been asking and we're pleased to confirm that the movie will extend its run with this Saturday's matinee as well as more than a week of daily screening."
Shin Godzilla earned $1 million at the box office in its first three days and has grossed more than $1.5 million since opening on Octo 11. It is the 29th Toho Godzilla franchise movie and is co-directed by Hideaki Anno (creator of Neon Genesis Evangelion) and co- directed by Shinji Higuchi (director of Toho's 2015 Attack on Titan live-action movies).
"We were confident that Shin Godzilla would be a hit with audiences and we're excited to extend its theatrical run to keep up with fan demand," said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. "If you haven't seen Shin Godzilla yet or want to catch an encore before it leaves theaters – now is the time."
In Shin Godzilla, it's a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different… something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster's weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.
Shin Godzilla, also known as Godzilla Resurgence, stars Hiroki Hasegawa (Attack on Titan the Movies: Part 1 & 2), Satomi Ishihara (Attack on Titan the Movies: Part 1 & 2), and Yutaka Takenouchi (Reisei to jônetsu no aida)