King Kong vs. Godzilla
|King Kong vs. Godzilla|
|Directed by||Ishirō Honda|
|Produced by||Tomoyuki Tanaka|
|Written by||Shinichi Sekizawa
George Worthing Yates (original script)
Willis O'Brien (original idea)
|Music by||Akira Ifukube|
|Distributed by||Toho (Japan)
Universal International (non-Asian territories)
August 11, 1962
June 17, 1963
|Running time||Japanese version:
Japan ¥5,000,000U.S.A $200,000
Japan ¥350,000,000U.S.A $1,250,000
King Kong vs. Godzilla is a 1962 Japanese monster movie. It was produced by Toho Studios. It is the third Godzilla movie and first Japanese King Kong movie. It is the first time Godzilla and King Kong appear together in a movie, and the first time they appear in color. The movie involves Godzilla and King Kong fighting on Mount Fuji after King Kong fights a giant octopus and Godzilla attacks Japan.
The movie has the highest box office figures of any Godzilla movie. It sold 11.2 million tickets and made ¥350,000,000. The movie was produced as a part of Toho's 30th anniversary celebration. It was later released in the United States in the summer of 1963.
References[change | edit source]
- "Top Rental Features of 1963", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 71. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross.