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    Source: Comscore Special Thanks to Paul Dergarabedian Comscore has announced the official North American and Global box office estimates for the weekend of April 7, 2024, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services. As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, Comscore provides the only theater-level reporting in the world. Customers are able to analyze admissions and gross results around the world using Comscore's suite of products.   Comscore – Domestic Box Office Estimates – April 7, 2024, by Paul Dergarabedian   A re-cap of this weekend’s notable performers as reported by their respective distributors. Please note this weekend’s overall total estimated 3-day Domestic box office is $86.1M and YTD 2024 (estimated at $1.785B through Sunday) is down 10% vs. 2023. ■ Notable Domestic Openers In the 2nd spot, Universal’s MONKEY MAN opened

    Logo for the new series, ULTRAMAN ARC. Image courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ULTRAMAN ARC PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM・TV TOKYO New Series Coming July 6th Worldwide in 11 Languages! Source: Tsuburaya ProductionsOfficial Sites: https://ani.tv/ultraman_arc/, https://m-78.jp/arc/ (Japan)Official Twitter: twitter.com/ultraman_series ULTRAMAN ARC Japanese advance key art, courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ULTRAMAN ARC PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM・TV TOKYO   Tsuburaya Productions has provided SciFi Japan with images and press notes for their upcoming television series ULTRAMAN ARC (ウルトラマンアーク, Urutoraman  Āku). The show will premiere in Japan at 9:00 am JST on Satuday, July 6th, 2024 on the 6 channels in the TV Tokyo Network, and is scheduled to be simultaneously broadcasted and distributed in six countries and regions overseas. An English dubbed version of ULTRAMAN ARC will be simulcast on the ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL YouTube channel.  Introduction The newest Ultraman TV show, ULTRAMAN ARC, is a special

    Win a pair of passes to G-FEST 2024, coming this July to Rosemont, IL. Photo courtesy of G-FEST. © 2024 G-FEST. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: G-FEST Special Thanks to Payton Lees and Stan Hyde Photo courtesy of G-FEST. © 2024 G-FEST. The organizers of the annual kaiju event G-FEST are offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a pair of free passes to this year's show -- a  $150 value! More than just a convention, G-FEST offers a multifaceted experience tailored to cater to diverse interests within the kaiju genre. Each year, attendees are treated to an eclectic lineup of activities including panels, engaging Q&A sessions featuring actors and crew from kaiju films, fan-led presentations on intriguing topics, exhilarating contests, and a fully equipped video gaming area. Whether you aspire

    Source: Titan Books Special Thanks to Isabelle Sinnott and Hannah Scudamore Photo courtesy of Titan Books. © 2024 Legendary. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary. Titan Books is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a copy of GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE - Official Movie Novelization, the paperback adaptation of the latest blockbuster film in the Monsterverse franchise, starring Dan Stevens, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry. This time the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla face a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own. The latest epic will delve further into the histories of these Titans, their origins and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever. Writer Greg Keyes returns

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA.   Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the acclaimed Australian sci-fi thriller MONOLITH (2023) directed by Matt Vesely (OVERHEATER) and starring Lily Sullivan (EVIL DEAD RISE, I MET A GIRL). While trying to salvage her career, a disgraced journalist (Sullivan) begins investigating a strange conspiracy theory. But as the trail leads uncomfortably close to home, she is left to grapple with the lies at the heart of her own story.  Following its international premiere at SXSW, MONOLITH was nominated for the New Visions Award at the Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival, Best Direction in a Debut Feature Film at the Australian Directors Guild Awards and Best Indie Film at the Australian

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA.   Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the highly-lauded drama MONSTER (怪物, Kaibutsu, 2023) from internationally-acclaimed, award-winning director Hirokazu Kore-eda (SHOPLIFTERS, BROKER). After learning a teacher is bullying her son, a mother demands answers, eventually resorting to legal action. But as the truth is gradually revealed, it proves more complex than anyone imagined. The film’s screenplay was written by Yuji Sakamoto (IN LOVE AND DEEP WATER), with music by late Academy Award-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (Best Music, Original Score, THE LAST EMPEROR, 1988).  The cast of MONSTER includes Sakura Ando (SHOPLIFTERS, GODZILLA MINUS ONE), Eita Nagayama (UNDERCURRENT), newcomer Soya Kurokawa, and Hiiragi Hinata (ONE SECOND AHEAD, ONE SECOND BEHIND). At the

    Source: Comscore Special Thanks to Paul Dergarabedian Comscore has announced the official North American and Global box office estimates for the weekend of March 24, 2024, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services. As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, Comscore provides the only theater-level reporting in the world. Customers are able to analyze admissions and gross results around the world using Comscore's suite of products. Remarking on the spectacular opening weekend number for GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE, Paul Dergarabedian, Comscore Senior Media Analyst, told SciFi Japan that, "The allure and appeal of GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE in cinemas was undeniable for movie fans around the globe who clearly understand the necessity to view two of literally the biggest movie stars in the world within the immersive environment of the movie theatre and the result was

    Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Special Thanks to CJ Johnsen and Spencer Kopp Photo courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Mill Creek Entertainment is offering our readers a chance to win their Blu-ray set of BATTLE KAIJU SERIES 02: ULTRAMAN VS. ALIEN BALTAN. This collection presents 11 Alien Baltan episodes and 2 movies from across the Ultraman franchise, starting with their first appearance in the original 1966 ULTRAMAN series and continuing through to 2016's ULTRAMAN X THE MOVIE. The sets contains both HD and SD content on Blu-ray with the original Japanese soundtracks plus English subtitles. BATTLE KAIJU SERIES 02: ULTRAMAN VS. ALIEN BALTAN is on sale now and has a SRP of $19.99. The set can be ordered from deepdiscount.com,  amazon.com and other retailers (both online and in stores). OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION Prize: A. There are five (5) prizes, with each

    Photo courtesy of Well Go USA.   Source: Well Go USA, ddPR Special Thanks to Leif Helland Photo courtesy of Well Go USA. Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray of the hilarious, action-packed sequel BABY ASSASSINS 2 (ベイビーわるきゅーれ 2ベイビー, Beibī Warukiyu re 2 Beibī, 2023).  After the agency suspends its top assassins, aspiring hitmen decide to eliminate them—leading to a lightning-fast showdown between trained killers. Hugo Sakamoto (BABY ASSASSINS) returns to the director’s chair for the “reliably funny, sometimes downright hysterical” (The Spool), action-packed sequel and brings back Akari Takaishi and Saori Izawa from the original, along with “fantastic fight choreography” (/Film) by Kensuke Sonomura (BAD CITY, HYDRA). BABY ASSASSINS 2 also stars Atomu Mizuishi (BABY ASSASSINS, TOKYO VICE), Tomo Nakai (SAYONARA GIRLS.), Tsubasa Tobinaga (BABY ASSASSINS), Tetsu Watanabe (A JANITOR, SHIN GODZILLA), Joey

    Source:  Monogram International, Inc.Special Thanks to Ashley Reyes  Photo courtesy of Monogram International. © 2024 Legendary. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary   Monogram International has released an unboxing video of their GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE 3D Foam Bag Clip Series 1 Collection. The video can be viewed at Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Unboxing.   GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE 3D Foam Bag Clip Series 1 Blind Bag Manufacturer: Monogram International, Inc.Item Number: 75065Product Size: Approximately 2.5 InchesRelease Date: April 2024MSRP: $6.99           About Monogram International, Inc. Monogram International is a leading impulse and collectible company established in 1971 in the U.S. Monogram carries an innovative line of world-famous licenses that have captured the hearts and imaginations of enthusiasts

    Source: Sentai press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Sentai Home Video has announced its June 2024 slate of anime Blu-ray releases. Product details follow, in order of release...   Photo courtesy of Sentai. IS THE ORDER A RABBIT?! SEASON 1 COMPLETE COLLECTION Published by:    Sentai FilmworksDistributed by:   Distribution SolutionsRun Time:         300 min.Street Date:      6/4/2024Format:             BDLanguage:        Japanese with English SubtitlesSRP:                 $49.98 Going to a new school can be scary, and 15-year-old Cocoa is moving to a new town by herself where she’ll live and work in a boarding house/restaurant! Fortunately, Cocoa’s new place of residence/employment is The Rabbit House, which comes fully stocked with exactly what every lonely high school girl needs: a bunch of fantastic new friends! Yes, some of them are a little strange, and there’s definitely something odd about the restaurant’s rabbit mascot. However, with the help

    Source:  WaterTower Music press release Special Thanks to Rocco Carrozza   Photo courtesy of WaterTower Music. © 2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Motion Picture Photography © 2024 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Legendary. All rights reserved. Published by Warner-Olive Music LLC (ASCAP) GODZILLA TM & © Toho Co., LTD WaterTower Music is pleased to announce the release of the soundtrack to Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic adventure GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE, – Available Now - The epic battle continues with an all-new adventure that pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world. GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) features 23 new tracks created for the film by Grammy-nominated composer Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, DEADPOOL, ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE) as well as composer Antonio

    SciFi Japan is pleased to share the official production notes for GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE! Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment. All rights reserved. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary Source; Warner Bros. PicturesSpecial Thanks to Liza Nedelman   SPOILER WARNING: This Article Contains Plot Details For A New Movie The epic battle continues!  Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse follows up the explosive showdown of GODZILLA VS. KONG with an all-new adventure that pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence—and our own. GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE delves further into the histories of these Titans and their origins, as well as the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond. GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE theatrical poster.

    Photo courtesy of MADRINAS. © 2024 Madrinas Brands LLC. © 2024 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: MADRINAS Special Thanks to Austin Shone MADRINAS is thrilled to announce its latest collaboration – the GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE Boba Tea Collection! This collection features two flavors that unleash the monster in you: Kong's Cookie Crumble Milk Tea and Godzilla's Honeydew Milk Tea! It's the perfect way to celebrate the epic next chapter of these two legendary characters while enjoying delicious MADRINAS Boba Tea! Monsterverse fans can also bundle these flavors together in The GODZILLA X KONG Boba Tea Collector's Box, a true tribute to the Titans as they team-up in their all-new movie! This is a Limited-Edition Collaboration. All GODZILLA X KONG Madrinas Products can be purchased as a Pre-Order and are expected to ship in April 2024. Products are exclusive to www.madrinas.com.  

    Source: Aniplex of America press release Special Thanks to Alex Valles Image courtesy of Aniplex of America. ©TYPE-MOON Aniplex of America is happy to announce that TYPE-MOON’s reimagining of their classic visual novel Tsukihime, titled TSUKIHIME - A piece of blue glass moon - will release globally on June 27, 2024. The remake will feature upgraded graphics, a full voiceover, and a rewritten narrative by the original creator Kinoko Nasu. TSUKIHIME follows the story of Shiki Tohno, a high school student who begins to see 'lines of death' after suffering an accident as a child. Following the death of his father, Shiki moves back home to live with his sister, Akiha Tohno, and begins to uncover dark truths lurking in his hometown. See the reimagined world of Tsukihime through Shiki's eyes as he unravels mysterious killings and meets both fan-favorite and unexpected new characters.

    Source:  Ghost X Ghost press release Special Thanks to Brock Otterbacher From GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE, Kong finally arrives at METALCROPOLIS! Designed by Coki Greenway, with a logo by Christophe Szpajdel, KONG IS METAL!!! Preorders run from now until NEXT FRIDAY, March 29th at NOON PST.   ■ GxK Kong METALCROPOLIS T-Shirt Photo courtesy of Ghost X Ghost. © LEGENDARY. All Rights Reserved. GODZILLA TM & © Toho Co., LTD Kong, as seen in GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE, has been reimagined as a metal band! This is the latest in our METALCROPOLIS series of designs - taking your favorite characters, and making them METAL! Screen printed on a 100% soft spun cotton black T-Shirt.   ESTIMATED DELIVERY - Late Q2 2024 Illustration by Coki Greenway Logo by Christophe Szpajdel Printed by Bay Merch Price:

    Source: Legendary Comics press release Special Thanks to Robert Napton, Jaime Factor, Alex Fishman and Amber Sheppo Photo courtesy of Legendary Comics. © 2024 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. MONSTERVERSE TM © Legendary Legendary Comics introduces the official graphic novel prequel to the highly anticipated film, GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE, titled Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted. Written by Brian Buccellato and brought to life by artists Dario Formisani, Drew Johnson, and colorists Zid and Niezam, this thrilling tale is now available for purchase. Offering fans an immersive journey into the depths of the Hollow Earth, this twisted Skull Island trophy hunter lures his prey, setting his sights on the most formidable game of all. Additionally, Legendary Comics has unveiled the new Legends of the Monsterverse Omnibus - a comprehensive collection featuring five beloved tales and a new Godzilla adventure. This colossal

      Source; Warner Bros. PicturesSpecial Thanks to Liza Nedelman   SPOILER WARNING  Warner Bros. Pictures has released three film clips for GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE.    About the Film The epic battle continues! Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse follows up the explosive showdown of GODZILLA VS. KONG with an all-new adventure that pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence—and our own. GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE delves further into the histories of these Titans and their origins, as well as the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever. Once again at the helm is director Adam Wingard. The film stars Rebecca

    Source: Titan Books Special Thanks to Isabelle Sinnott and Hannah Scudamore Photo courtesy of Titan Books. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Titan Books is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win Godzilla: The Official Coloring Book. This paperback features original and comic book artwork from Arthur Adams, Matt Frank, James Stokoe, Jeff Zornow and other artists. Colored pencils and crayons in hand, join the unstoppable force of nature that is Godzilla and wreak destruction around the world. In this official coloring book you will rampage through cities and battle rival kaiju such as Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah, Gigan, Hedorah, Anguirus, Zilla, Gorosaurus and Mechagodzilla. Godzilla: The Official Coloring Book showcases exciting artwork and never-before-seen illustrations, ready for you to put your spin on. Perfect for fans of monsters and Japanese culture, Godzilla: The Official Coloring Book will allow you to stretch

    American theaters are selling a variety of GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE concession products. Photos courtesy of Snapco. © 2024 Legendary. All Rights Reserved. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: Snapco LLC (with additional information from AMC and Cinemark)Special Thanks to Bill Howard, Julia Howard, Mayra Smith, Robin Rassell, Barry Brakeville and Amber Sheppo Updated 3/21/24 with additional items. Alongside the usual popcorn, snacks and drinks, concessions stands at U.S. theater chains screening Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE will also be selling a wide range  of promotional products for the film. These items are produced by the American company Snapco, who have provided SciFi Japan with information and large photos of their entire  GODZILLA X KONG product line. Snapco's GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE concession merchandise can be purchased at Cinemark (which includes Cinemark

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