King Kong vs. Godzilla
King Kong vs. Godzilla is a 1962 Japanese comedy-horror action adventure fantasy monster movie. It was produced by Toho Studios. It is the third Godzilla movie and first Japanese King Kong as well as a third movie of the series. 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.
|King Kong vs. Godzilla|
|Directed by||Ishirō Honda|
|Written by||Shinichi Sekizawa|
George Worthing Yates (original script)
Willis O'Brien (original idea)
|Story by||John Beck|
|Produced by||Tomoyuki Tanaka|
|Edited by||Reiko Kaneko|
|Music by||Akira Ifukube|
|Distributed by||Toho (Japan) |
Universal International (non-Asian territories)
August 11, 1962
June 17, 1963
|Japanese version: |
|Budget||Japan ¥5,000,000 U.S.A $200,000|
|Box office||Japan ¥350,000,000 U.S.A $1,250,000|
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.
- "Top Rental Features of 1963", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 71. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross.