25 Most Popular Movies & TV Shows Before And After Special Effects

24. Godzilla

Godzilla has been gracing our screens for more than 60 years. We’ve watched the monster ravage whole cities and fight some memorable adversaries over the years, and thanks to the franchise’s long run, we’ve also seen in these films the progression of cinema history.

The Return of Godzilla (1984) generated $230 million merchandise sales in Japan. Godzilla (1998) generated more than $400 million in merchandise sales.

In Japan, Godzilla merchandise sold $24.19 million in 2005, $64.34 million in 2016, and $134 million in 2017. Combined, Godzilla generated more than $852.5 million in merchandise sales as of 2017.

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