Godzilla (2014)

Japan Release: 2014
Running Time:
123 minutes


Japanese Title

[Godzilla Gojira]

Distributor: Production:

Legendary Pictures / Warner Bros.

A giant monster emerges in the South Pacific in 1954. Under secrecy, humanity nukes the beast. The creature disappears and the attacks are disguised as nuclear tests. The fact the creature existed at all is known to only a few. Many years later, in 1999, scientist Ichiro Serizawa visits a devastated mining area in the Philippines. The crew operating had detected levels of radiation and presumed they had discovered a uranium deposit. However, their efforts to drill further causes a massive cave in. Below the surface they discover a massive set of bones, first believed to be the remains of the monster from 1954 before its clear it's a different creature. Attached is a parasitic-like host, and one empty area where another might have rested although a trail of destruction from its location leads out to sea. Meanwhile, tremors start to grow in Japan around a nuclear power plant...

Live Action Science Fiction KaijuGodzilla

Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews


International Title


Initial US Title

US Distributor: Warner Bros. (2014) / Time: 123 Minutes

Alternate Titles




Aliens, SDF & Misc.

M1A2 Abrams
M1A2 Abrams
F-18 Hornet
F-18 Hornet
CH-47 Chinook
CH-47 Chinook
Sikorsky UH-60
Sikorsky UH-60
AH-64 Apache
AH-64 Apache
C-17 Globemaster
C-17 Globemaster
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning



Directed by Gareth Edwards
Writing credits Max Borenstein, Dave Callaham, David S. Goyer, Drew Pearce, Frank Darabont
Produced by Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull, Yoshimitsu Banno, Alex Garcia, Kenji Okuhira, Patricia Whitcher
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey
Film Editing by Bob Ducsay
Production Design by Owen Paterson
Assistant Director Benjamin Cairns, Alexander H. Gayner
Director of Special Effects Tosin Akinwoye
Ford Brody, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Officer Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Ichiro Serizawa, Doctor Ken Watanabe
Elle Brody Elizabeth Olsen
Joe Brody, Nuclear Physicist Bryan Cranston
Sandra Brody Juliette Binoche
Vivienne Graham, Doctor Sally Hawkins
Stenz, Admiral David Strathairn
PO2 Thatch Anthony Konechny
Tre Morales Victor Rasuk
Marcus Waltz, Master Sargeant Patrick Sabongui
Young Ford Brody CJ Adams
Whalen Brian Markinson
Colonel Richard T. Jones
Huddleston Al Sapienza
Firefighters Kevin O'Grady, Ed Rosek, Ed Belanger, Steve Wesley, Matt Ortega
Couple Steven Wiig
Jump Master Griffin Jared Keeso
Carsin, Doctor Aaron Pearl
Akio's Mother Yuki Morita
Navy Surgeon James Kot
Military Analyst Taylor Nichols
SFG #2 Crane James Pizzinato
Sam Carson Bolde
School Bus Kid Taya Clyne
Medics Kenneth Carrella, Ed Heavey
Mason, Major Rich Paul
Halo Jumper Paul Chirico
Evacuation Worker John O'Brien
Angry Miner Nel Venzon
Airport Worker Keo Woolford
Officer on Ship Deck Michael Patrick Denis
Dying Man in Triage Jeric Ross
Beret Leader Steven M. Murdzia
Mine Team Member Primo Allon
Tsunami Survivor Paul Edney
Ordinance Tech Jesse Reid
Akio Jake Cunanan
Wounded FEMA Citizen Jodie Yee
Akio's Father Warren Takeuchi
Soldiers Corey Craig, Max Clough
Runner James Edward Flynn
Wheelchair Evacuee Peter Dwerryhouse
Teacher Yukari Komatsu
- Garry Chalk
- Peter Shinkoda
- Ken Yamamura
- Christian Tessier


Box Office

Release Date: July 25th, 2014 (Japan)
Attendance: 2,180,000 (Japan)
Opening Weekend: ¥508,299,660 / $4,992,630 (Japan, 334 Theaters)
Total: ¥3,200,000,000 / $31,500,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

Release Date: May 16th, 2014 (US)
Budget: $160,000,000 (US)
Attendance: 23,000,000 (US, Rough Figure)
Opening Weekend: $93,188,384 (US, 3952 Theaters)
Total: $200,676,069 (US)

Release Date: May 16th, 2014 (UK)
Opening Weekend: £6,382,063 / $10,734,635 (UK, 550 Theaters)

Release Date: May 16th, 2014 (Mexico)
Opening Weekend: $7,205,368 (Mexico, 2494 Theaters)

Release Date: June 13th, 2014 (China)
Opening Weekend: $37,000,000 (China)

DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Godzilla Warner Bros. (2014) Order
Japan Region 2 Godzilla 2 Disc Toho (2015)  
Japan Region 2 Godzilla: Masterpiece Selection Toho (2016)  
United States Blu-Ray Godzilla Warner Bros. (2014) Order
United States Blu-Ray Godzilla 3D Warner Bros. (2014) Order
United States Blu-Ray Godzilla [Limited Edition MetalPak] Warner Bros. (2014) Order
United States Blu-Ray Godzilla [Target Exclusive] Warner Bros. (2014)  
United States Blu-Ray Godzilla Warner Bros. (2017) Order
Japan Blu-Ray Godzilla 3D Toho (2015)  
Japan Blu-Ray Godzilla 2 Disc Toho (2015)  
Japan Blu-Ray Godzilla: Masterpiece Selection Toho (2016)  

CD Soundtracks

Background and Trivia

  • The film is the first in Legendary's "MonsterVerse" cinematic universe. Timeline wise, though, it is predated by Kong: Skull Island (2017), which takes place in 1973.
  • The 2014 Godzilla movie was nominated as one of the best foreign films by the 38th Japanese Academy Awards. The animated film Frozen, however, won the award in the category that year.


Chris Mirjahangir Star Rating
May 10, 2014
Miles Imhoff Star Rating
May 17, 2014
Patrick Galvan Star Rating
May 20, 2014
Alexander Smith Star Rating
May 22, 2014
Anthony Romero Star Rating
June 1, 2014
Thomas Singleton Star Rating
September 1, 2014