Thursday, September 7, 2017

Updated Charts: Screen Time, First Appearance, Attendance

The following is an updated version of Godzilla's screen time, first appearance, and attendance for all Toho Godzilla films, plus TriStar and Legendary Pictures. Fitting 31 films on a graph isn't easy, I tried to make them as large and readable as possible, please click on the image to get the full size, sorry mobile users. Many charts are presented twice, once in release order, and again from most to least, I also included a list. Since Blogger is sometime hard to keep formatting lined up I tried to do the best I could. I also color coded the eras to help better visual the data.


Screen Time  

Screen time is presented in two ways; first in minutes of screen time, second as a percentage of the total runtime of the films. 



Screen Time
Rank Movie    Time
1 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla II 0:26:56
2 Godzilla 2000 0:22:28
3 Godzilla Vs Hedorah 0:20:33
4 Godzilla Vs Destroyah 0:20:09
5 Godzilla X Megaguirus 0:20:08
6 Godzilla Vs SpaceGodzilla 0:19:38
7 Return of Godzilla 0:18:54
8 Shin Godzilla 0:17:23
9 Godzilla Vs Biollante 0:16:49
10 GMK: Giant Monsters All Out Attack 0:16:40
11 Godzilla Vs Gigan 0:16:12
12 Godzilla Vs Mothra 0:15:16
13 Godzilla Final Wars 0:14:55
14 Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah 0:14:46
15 Ebirah, Horror of the Deep 0:13:01
16 Godzilla (1998) 0:12:58
17 Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. 0:12:52
18 Son of Godzilla 0:11:56
19 Godzilla X MechaGodzilla 0:11:48
20 Godzilla Vs Megalon 0:10:24
21 Mothra Vs Godzilla 0:10:24
22 Godzilla (2014) 0:09:56
23 Terror of MechaGodzilla 0:09:34
24 Godzilla Raids Again 0:09:32
25 King Kong Vs Godzilla 0:09:13
26 Gojira 0:08:44
27 Destroy All Monsters 0:08:29
28 All Monsters Attack 0:08:19
29 Ghidorah, the Three Headed Monster 0:07:55
30 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla 0:07:55
31 Invasion of the Astro Monster 0:05:43

Screen Time as Percent in Each Film 



Percent of Screen Time
Rank Movie Percent
1 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla II 25%
2 Godzilla Vs Hedorah 24%
3 Godzilla 2000 23%
4 Godzilla Vs Destroyah 20%
5 Godzilla X Megaguirus 19%
6 Godzilla Vs Gigan 18%
7 Return of Godzilla 18%
8 Godzilla Vs SpaceGodzilla 18%
9 Godzilla Vs Biollante 16%
10 GMK: Giant Monsters All Out Attack 16%
11 Ebirah, Horror of the Deep 15%
12 Godzilla Vs Mothra 15%
13 Shin Godzilla  15%
14 Son of Godzilla 14%
15 Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah 14%
16 Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. 14%
17 Godzilla Vs Megalon 13%
18 Godzilla X MechaGodzilla 13%
19 Godzilla Raids Again 12%
20 Mothra Vs Godzilla 12%
21 All Monsters Attack 12%
22 Terror of MechaGodzilla 12%
23 Godzilla Final Wars 12%
24 King Kong Vs Godzilla 10%
25 Destroy All Monsters 10%
26 Gojira 9%
27 Ghidorah, the Three Headed Monster 9%
28 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla 9%
29 Godzilla (1998) 9%
30 Godzilla (2014) 8%
31 Invasion of the Astro Monster 6%


Comparing Screen Time to Rampages and Clashes

Sometimes Godzilla is on screen but he really isn't doing much, other times other kaiju and present and causing destruction, or battle Godzilla. This chart is a bit subjective to what is considered rampage or a clash. If city destruction is going on, or battling the military, it is consider a rampage. Clashes are of course when kaiju battle, the clock starts when they initiate an attack. The chart is presented twice again, once in minutes, the second in percentage.    


Time of  Rampages and Clashes
Rank Movie    Time
1 Godzilla Vs Gigan 0:29:54
2 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla II 0:23:20
3 Godzilla Vs Hedorah 0:22:47
4 Godzilla 2000 0:21:25
5 Godzilla Vs Mothra 0:21:09
6 Godzilla Vs Destroyah 0:20:45
7 Godzilla Vs SpaceGodzilla 0:18:15
8 GMK: Giant Monsters All Out Attack 0:17:42
9 Godzilla Final Wars 0:17:08
10 Godzilla Vs Megalon 0:16:10
11 Terror of MechaGodzilla 0:15:40
12 Godzilla X Megaguirus 0:14:59
13 Shin Godzilla 0:14:48
14 Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. 0:14:14
15 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla 0:14:04
16 Ghidorah, the Three Headed Monster 0:13:40
17 Destroy All Monsters 0:12:53
18 Godzilla Vs Biollante 0:12:35
19 Godzilla (1998) 0:11:58
20 Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah 0:11:16
21 Godzilla X MechaGodzilla 0:11:15
22 All Monsters Attack 0:11:02
23 King Kong Vs Godzilla 0:11:01
24 Mothra Vs Godzilla 0:10:57
25 Invasion of the Astro Monster 0:09:49
26 Son of Godzilla 0:09:08
27 Godzilla Raids Again 0:06:03
28 Ebirah, Horror of the Deep 0:06:02
29 Gojira 0:05:20
30 Return of Godzilla 0:05:14
31 Godzilla (2014) 0:04:12



Percent of Rampages and Clashes 
Rank Movie Percent
1 Godzilla Vs Gigan 34%
2 Godzilla Vs Hedorah 27%
3 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla II 22%
4 Godzilla 2000 22%
5 Godzilla Vs Mothra 21%
6 Godzilla Vs Megalon 20%
7 Godzilla Vs Destroyah 20%
8 Terror of MechaGodzilla 19%
9 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla 17%
10 Godzilla Vs SpaceGodzilla 17%
11 GMK: Giant Monsters All Out Attack 17%
12 All Monsters Attack 16%
13 Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. 16%
14 Ghidorah, the Three Headed Monster 15%
15 Destroy All Monsters 15%
16 Godzilla X Megaguirus 14%
17 Godzilla Final Wars 14%
18 Godzilla X MechaGodzilla 13%
19 Shin Godzilla  13%
20 Mothra Vs Godzilla 12%
21 Godzilla Vs Biollante 12%
22 Son of Godzilla 11%
23 Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah 11%
24 Invasion of the Astro Monster 10%
25 Godzilla (1998) 8%
26 Godzilla Raids Again 7%
27 Ebirah, Horror of the Deep 7%
28 Gojira 6%
29 King Kong Vs Godzilla 6%
30 Return of Godzilla 5%
31 Godzilla (2014) 4%

First Appearance 

Basically how long into the film before Godzilla appears. However there is often a tease appearance where Godzilla is seen only briefly or in a flashback. The charts are in release order with a list from earliest to latest. 



First Appearance Tiime First
Rank Movie Appearance    Tease
1 Godzilla Vs Destroyah  0:02:12    0:02:12
2 Godzilla 2000 0:03:24  0:03:24
3 Destroy All Monsters 0:03:28 0:03:28
4 Shin Godzilla           0:07:54    0:03:52
5 All Monsters Attack 0:13:13 0:13:13
6 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla II 0:13:48 0:13:48
7 Godzilla Vs Gigan 0:17:32 0:00:21
8 Gojira 0:22:04 0:22:04
9 Godzilla Vs Hedorah 0:22:40 0:12:07
10 Godzilla Vs SpaceGodzilla 0:22:41 0:01:00
11 Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. 0:24:25 0:01:15
12 Godzilla Raids Again 0:26:04 0:08:36
13 King Kong Vs Godzilla 0:26:18 0:26:18
14 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla 0:26:53 0:26:53
15 Son of Godzilla 0:31:00 0:01:12
16 Mothra Vs Godzilla 0:32:41 0:32:41
17 Return of Godzilla 0:32:59 0:32:59
18 Godzilla Vs Mothra 0:32:59 0:01:03
19 Godzilla X MechaGodzilla 0:37:20 0:02:08
20 GMK: Giant Monsters All Out Attack 0:38:06 0:03:44
21 Godzilla X Megaguirus 0:39:03 0:03:24
22 Ghidorah, the Three Headed Monster 0:39:23 0:39:23
23 Godzilla Vs Biollante 0:39:45 0:01:09
24 Godzilla 1998 0:45:52 0:05:22
25 Invasion of the Astro Monster 0:46:01 0:38:42
26 Terror of MechaGodzilla 0:48:10 0:48:10
27 Godzilla Vs Megalon 0:48:23 0:00:59
28 Ebirah, Horror of the Deep 0:52:04 0:30:51
29 Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah 0:55:36 0:01:43
30 Godzilla (2014) 0:59:13 0:01:02
31 Godzilla Final Wars 1:09:23 0:00:30



First Appearance Percent First
Rank Movie Appearance        Tease
1 Godzilla Vs Destroyah 2% 2%
2 Godzilla 2000 3% 3%
3 Destroy All Monsters 4% 4%
4 Shin Godzilla 7% 3%
5 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla II 14% 14%
6 All Monsters Attack 19% 19%
7 Godzilla Vs Gigan 20% 1%
8 Godzilla Vs SpaceGodzilla 21% 1%
9 Gojira 23% 23%
10 King Kong Vs Godzilla 27% 27%
11 Godzilla Vs Hedorah 27% 14%
12 Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. 27% 1%
13 Godzilla Raids Again 32% 10%
14 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla 32% 32%
15 Return of Godzilla 32% 32%
16 Godzilla Vs Mothra 32% 1%
17 Godzilla 1998 33% 4%
18 Son of Godzilla 36% 1%
19 GMK: Giant Monsters All Out Attack 36% 4%
20 Mothra Vs Godzilla 37% 37%
21 Godzilla X Megaguirus 37% 3%
22 Godzilla Vs Biollante 38% 1%
23 Ghidorah, the Three Headed Monster 42% 42%
24 Godzilla X MechaGodzilla               42%           2%
25 Godzilla (2014) 48% 1%
26 Invasion of the Astro Monster 49% 41%
27 Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah 54% 2%
28 Godzilla Final Wars 56% 1%
29 Terror of MechaGodzilla 58% 58%
30 Ebirah, Horror of the Deep 60% 36%
31 Godzilla Vs Megalon 60% 1%

Attendance 

The Japanese like to track tickets sold, not over all box office take in money. While not completely fair to compare films over a 60 year period, you can see trends in the different eras. 




Initial Attendance 
Rank Title Attendance
1 King Kong Vs Godzilla 11,200,000
2 Gojira 9,610,000
3 Godzilla Raids Again 8,340,000
4 Shin Godzilla 5,690,000
5 Ghidorah, the Three Headed Monster 4,320,000
6 Godzilla Vs Mothra 4,200,000
7 Godzilla Vs Destroyah 4,000,000
8 Godzilla (1998) 3,900,000
9 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla II 3,800,000
10 Invasion of the Astro Monster 3,780,000
11 Mothra Vs Godzilla 3,510,000
12 Ebirah, Horror of the Deep 3,450,000
13 Godzilla Vs SpaceGodzilla 3,400,000
14 Return of Godzilla 3,200,000
15 Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah 2,700,000
16 Destroy All Monsters 2,580,000
17 Son of Godzilla 2,480,000
18 GMK:Giant Monsters All Out Attack 2,400,000
19 Godzilla (2014) 2,180,000
20 Godzilla Vs Biollante 2,000,000
21 Godzilla 2000 2,000,000
22 Godzilla Vs Gigan 1,780,000
23 Godzilla Vs Hedorah 1,740,000
24 Godzilla X MechaGodzilla 1,700,000
25 All Monsters Attack 1,480,000
26 Godzilla X Megaguirus 1,350,000
27 Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla 1,330,000
28 Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. 1,100,000
29 Godzilla Final Wars 1,000,000
30 Godzilla Vs Megalon 980,000
31 Terror of MechaGodzilla 970,000

5 comments:

  1. 4 minutes of clashes in the 2014 version. Pathetic!

    Let's hope they can atleast double or triple that in this new one coming out.

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    1. Why is that an issue? Vs Gigan had 29 minutes of clashes and that movie is one of the worst Godzilla films ever.

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  2. So, what are you looking for with this data? If it's to determine which movie is the best, then by this data, Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II should be the best Godzilla movie and Invasion of the Astro Monster is the worst Godzilla movie. It doesn't take into account production and writing value. Can you try doing this kind of statistics with the Jurassic Park movies with how much screen time the dinosaurs occupy? The Alien and Predator movies with how much screen time the xenomorphs and predators occupy?

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    1. You got the point of the data. I am willing to bet each person listed their top 10 favorite Godzilla films, and then checked the screen time, they would find that some had a lot, and others had little. Screen time really isn't a factor.

      I did this project for two main reasons. One to see if screen time really was a factor in peoples top favorite films, it is not. Second was to have actual data to look at, instead of people trying to guess which movies had the most.

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  3. Screen time alone is not a determining factor in a quality film. However, notice a number of the most entertaining films, be they best or not, had a good amount of screen time for Godzilla. Destroyer....G2000...
    Several had G appear early. And a number featured frequent clashes/battles.
    As for the 2014 Godzilla, one reviewer put it best when he said "You know, Godzilla's pretty cool. Maybe they will make a movie about him sometime."
    The Legendary King of the Monsters had human characters so awful, and a story so boring, I started missing Godzilla vs Megalon.
    I think much of the criticism of those films is warranted. Godzilla vs Kong is their last chance to prove Hollywood hasn't totally missed the point of what a Godzilla film is.

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