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  • The trademark breath weapon was considered early in the production process, but was ultimately replaced by what the filmmakers called "power breath" in the script—an intensely powerful blast of pressurized air that sometimes ignites inflammable elements (such as fuel) to devastating effect. According to Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, they did not want their Godzilla to have atomic breath, but the power breath was added as a last-second addition after fans were infuriated to hear Godzilla would not have his trademark ability. In the animated sequel to this film, Godzilla: The Series (1998), the son of the Godzilla from this film is given a green atomic breath, while the father is resurrected as a cyborg and now had a blue atomic breath. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • It's highly doubtful that Godzilla, even if it did exist, would survive, let alone in New York. Lizards are coldblooded and require heat and warmth from their surroundings to remain comfortable. For this reason, they usually hug the ground like snakes and crocodiles do, moving quite infrequently. Godzilla in reality would have sought to remain near the equator, somewhere in land like a desert and not someplace damp and hostile like New York. However, a creature of such size technically could exist. With the earth, nature, and the universe in general being in constant flux, a Godzilla like creature could technically be real. Millions of years ago, dinosaurs, some being over 110 feet tall walked on land. Marine reptiles could stretch to the same size; some even exceeded 120 feet. Nowadays, no such known land animal, however, could get to over 100 feet. The sea would be the best bet to find a Godzilla-like creature. We have the 110-foot long Blue Whale, the Giant Squid, which, in some estimates, exceeds 80 feet. We only know about 10 percent of the creatures in the sea, and we know more about the moon than what's in our own oceans. So, maybe, one day, a Godzilla will come under human eye. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • No. The film grossed 136,314,294 USD domestically, with a total of 379,014,294 USD worldwide. Godzilla was the third highest grossing film of 1998 worldwide (surpassed by Armageddon and Saving Private Ryan, which were respectively only 200 million and 100 million USD ahead of it). What is true is that the film did not meet the set box office expectations—it did not surpass The Lost World's record of 90 million USD in the opening weekend as the film studio wanted it to. "Godzilla" only grossed 44,047,541 USD. The film's domestic box office was smaller than expected—in the past domestic box office for US films was held in higher regard than worldwide gross. Ultimately Godzilla was actually not a box office bomb but simply a film that did not entirely meet the success it was expected to have. Edit (Coming Soon)

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