I'm the sort that knows when someone blindly wants something to be considered a "failure" for personal reasons, even when confronted with the basic facts. Since you refuse to accept facts which are relavant, I think I'm done with this one.
And I'm the sort who knows when someone wants to believe something so badly they'll insist that everything but the one piece of information they think will prove their point to be 'irrelevant'.
Nearly every Hollywood rag, entertainment magazine, and news company has referred to the Tristar Godzilla as a 'flop' at some time or another.
"Despite slick computer special effects and a $125 million budget, U.S. studio TriStar's 1998 Godzilla was a colossal flop." -CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/11/ ... 7015.shtml
"The green monster was resurrected as a computer-generated creature in a Hollywood blockbuster five years ago but the $120m (£65.5m) film was a flop." -BBC News
"Some monsters just won't die, even when they flop on the big screen. Godzilla, that giant dinosaur that was seen ravaging New York this summer in the ultra-expensive Hollywood version of the Japanese cult classic, will return to the movies, this time with Japan's Toho Company."- CNN
"Forget the abominable Godzilla imposed on the public two years ago by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. That state-of-the-art flop drained every ounce of fun from the franchise, replacing its adorable cheesiness with expertly computerized destruction." - St. Petersburg Times
http://www.sptimes.com/News/081800/Week ... _s_b.shtml
Google it and you'll find dozens more.
It was a flop. Tristar lost major industry credit over it. They were trying to get a piece of the summer-blockbuster pie and Godzilla was a major mis-step. The people involved in the film have admitted they made major mistakes. Believing otherwise doesn't change that.