After the release of the Legendary Pictures "Godzilla" in the summer of 2014 a debate started in the fandom about Godzilla not appearing enough. But there was no actual data on how much time Godzilla appeared in any of his other films. Since this information didn't seem to be recorded anywhere I started a project where I sat down and timed out Godzilla's appearance in each film, plus other data like what time he made an appearance and the time of other daikaiju and the clashes. The information was posted to my blog, these charts are made from the data I collected.
Godzilla's screen time in minutes for each film, sorted from highest the lowest. Blue is a Showa era film, orange is a Heisei era film, purple is a Millennium era film, and red is a Legendary era film. The screen time is an estimate based on using a stopwatch to record any visual part of a daikaiju on screen, full body, tail, foot, fin, head, etc… It maybe off by a few seconds but should be fairly accurate.
Godzilla's screen time as a precent of the total runtime of the film, sorted by highest to lowest. Blue is a Showa era film, orange is a Heisei era film, purple is a Millennium era film, and red is a Legendary era film.
The clashes between daikaiju and rampages through major metropolis in minutes, sorted by lowest to highest.
When Godzilla first appears in each film in minute, blue is a tease appearance where he is seen briefly, red is when he makes a full appearance, green is total runtime of the film, sorted chronologically.
When Godzilla first appears in each film as a percent of the runtime, blue is a tease appearance where he is seen briefly, red is when he makes a full appearance, sorted chronologically.
Runtime of daikaiju costars in the Godzilla franchises add together in minutes.
My ratings for each Godzilla film, blue is plot, red is directing, green is effects, and purple is music. Each catagory can have a score between 0 and 25, sorted chronologically