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47 Ronin (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,362,475Details
International Box Office $113,296,587
Worldwide Box Office $151,659,062
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,253,280 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $8,468,615 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $15,721,895
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai—a half-breed they once rejected—as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into the hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
15% - Rotten
48% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$175,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2013 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: April 1st, 2014 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2286, 8/21/2013)
Running Time: 127 minutes
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Keywords: Martial Arts, Wuxia, Inspired by a True Story, Revenge, 3-D
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Relativity Media, Bluegrass Films
Production Countries: United States


Hiroyuki Sanada    Oishi
Ko Shibasaki    Mika
Tadanobu Asano    Lord Kira
Min Tanaka    Lord Asano
Masayoshi Haneda    Yasuno
Hiroshi Sogabe    Hazama
Takato Yonemoto    Basho
Hiroshi Yamada    Hara
Shu Nakajima    Horibe
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa    Shogun Tsunayoshi
Neil Fingleton    Lovecraftian Samurai
Rinko Kikuchi    Witch
Natsuki Kunimoto    Riku
Togo Igawa    Tengu Lord
Tanroh Ishida    Shogun's Adjutant
Eizo Tomita    Advisor
Dai Tabuchi    Advisor
Masayuki Deai    Isogai
Yorick van Wageningen    Kapitan
Junichi Kajioka    Guard
Clyde Kusatsu    Drunk Official
Haruka Abe    Mika's Handmaidens
Tomoko Komura    Mika's Handmaidens
Takako Akashi    Mika's Handmaidens
Akira Koieyama    Kira's Spy
Arisa Maekawa    Teen Mika
Daniel Barber    Teen Kai
Masashi Fujimoto    Lead Soldier
Gedde Watanbe    Troupe Leader
Manato Sekiguchi    Young Oishi
Rick Genest    Foreman
Ron Bottitta    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Chris Morgan
Screenwriter    Hossein Amini
Story Creator    Chris Morgan
Story Creator    Walter Hamada
Producer    Pamela Abdy
Producer    Eric McLeod
Executive Producer    Scott Stuber
Executive Producer    Chris Fenton
Executive Producer    Walter Hamada
Production Designer    Jan Roelfs
Editor    Stuart Baird
Composer    Ilan Eshkeri
Director of Photography    John Mathieson
Costume Designer    Penny Rose
Casting Director    Denise Chamian
Casting Director    Priscilla John
Casting Director    Yoko Narahashi
Visual Effects Supervisor    Christian Manz
Unit Production Manager    Eric McLeod
Unit Production Manager    Diane Sabatini
Assistant Director    Simon Warnock
Assistant Director    Sallie Hard
Second Unit Director    Phil Neilson
Visual Effects Producer    Garv Thorp
Production Supervisor    Sara Desmond
Supervising Art Director    Gary Freeman
Senior Art Director    Dave Allday
Senior Art Director    Les Tomkins
Art Director    John Chichester
Art Director    Robert Cowper
Art Director    Faye Green
Assistant Art Director    Guy Bradley
Assistant Art Director    Gavin Fitch
Set Designer    Gae Buckley
Set Designer    Oliver Carroll
Set Designer    Kevin Cross
Set Designer    Miranda Diamond
Set Designer    David Doran
Set Designer    Oli Goodier
Set Designer    A. Todd Holland
Set Designer    Masako Masuda
Set Designer    David Moreau
Set Designer    Suzanna Smith
Set Designer    John Warnke
Creature Designer    Anthony Leonardi, III
Creature Designer    Nick Lloyd
Story Artist    Giles Asbury
Story Artist    Richard Bennett
Story Artist    Jim Cornish
Story Artist    Michael Anthony Jackson
Story Artist    Chandler Wood
Set Decorator    Elli Griff
Art Director    Stephen Sharratt
Art Director    Malcolm Stone
Sound Mixer    John Midgley
Special Effects Supervisor    Paul Corbould
Special Effects Coordinator    Alicia Davies
Make up    Amanda Knight
Make up    Amanda Burns
Make up    Amanda Byrne
Hairstylist    Lisa Tomblin
Hairstylist    Elisabetta De Leonardis
Hairstylist    Stephen Rose
Assistant Director    Will Dodds
Assistant Director    Bryn Lawrence
Assistant Director    Ray Kenny
Assistant Director    Megan Roberts
Re-recording Mixer    Frank A. Montano
Re-recording Mixer    Jon Taylor
Associate Editor    Simon Morgan
Associate Editor    Dylan Quirt
Supervising Sound Editor    Tim Nielsen
Dialogue Editor    Teri E. Dorman
Dialogue Editor    Dan Laurie
Additional Sound Re-recording Mixer    Kevin O'Connell
Foley Mixer    James Ashwill
Foley Mixer    Blake Collins
Foley Mixer    Richard Duarte
Foley Mixer    John Guentner
Music Editor    Andrew Silver
Score Producer    Tesse Gohl
Score Producer    Steve McLaughlin
Second Unit Camera    Fraser Taggart
Music Editor    Kenneth Karman
First Assistant Director    Chris Carreras
Additional Photography    Chris Carreras

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 1st, 2014

March 31st, 2014

The home market isn't terrible this week and there are a couple of releases on top that could sell well. However, it is not a very deep week and even the second page of the new releases over on has some releases I would call filler. Anchorman: The Legend Continues on 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack is the best-selling new release of the week and it is arguably the best as well. The Pirate Fairy on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the second best-selling new release of the week and also a contender for Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, I'm really looking forward to seeing Knights of Badassdom but the Blu-ray Combo Pack is still on its way. More...

International Box Office: Wolf Leads the Pack

January 23rd, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street poster

The Wolf of Wall Street rocketed from fifth place to first place with $32.84 million in 4,446 screens in 36 markets for an international total of $80.86 million over four weeks of release. The film opened in first place in the U.K. with $7.65 million on 500 screens, while in Germany it earned first place with $6.66 million on 502 screens. Meanwhile, it made $3.62 million on 327 screens in Spain, earning first place in that market as well. More...

International Box Office: Frozen Fights Its Way to the Top

January 15th, 2014

Frozen poster

After being in second place for a long time, Frozen finally scored first place with $27.8 million in 50 markets for totals of $394.6 million internationally and $711.9 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but it opens this weekend in South Korea and in Japan in March. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Hits Half a Billion

January 9th, 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug began 2014 the same way it ended 2013, on top. This weekend it pulled in $58 million in 62 markets for totals of $527 million internationally and $756 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but did remain in fourth place in Russia with $9.6 million on 1,378 screens for a total of $42 million after three weeks of release. It was able to remain in top spot in Germany for the fourth weekend in a row with $8.6 million on 1,40 screens for a total of $75.1 million there. Granted, the film won't match An Unexpected Journey's debut, but it will end its run with well over $800 million worldwide, possibly even $900 million worldwide. There's no way to look at that figure and not call the movie a smashing success. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Goes Cold

January 7th, 2014

Frozen poster

The box office wasn't as boisterous as anticipated and this is partially due to the seasonal storm that hit the east coast. This is also partially due to weaker than expected numbers for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which only managed second place in its debut. This allowed Frozen to return to top spot on the chart, even though it was a little weaker than expected. The overall box office fell 27% from last weekend down to $141 million. Compared to last year, the box office was down 4%, which isn't a good result, but it is also not terrible. Had The Marked Ones merely matched expectations, it would have been a virtual tie. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Ends the Year On Top

January 1st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

As it has the past couple of weeks, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped the international chart earning $99.7 million on 15,782 screens in 61 markets for totals of $424.8 million internationally and $615.1 million worldwide. The film opened in Australia on Boxing Day, but due to the holidays earning first place with a total opening of $12.9 million on 629 screens; however, this was a little behind An Unexpected Journey's debut there. On the other hand, the film set the record for biggest total opening in Poland with $5.6 million on 425 screens. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up and Holiday Schedule

December 30th, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

Some studios are still closed and won't open till this time next week, so we won't have all of the final numbers for the past two weeks till then. We do have some final numbers, as well as some studio estimates that we can look at now. As for the upcoming week, it will look a lot like last week in terms of stories. We won't have a per theater chart, we might have an international top ten, while prediction, contest, and limited releases will be mostly normal. We might even have a review this weekend. (That's assuming some of the late screeners finally arrive, because at the moment I have nothing to review.) More...

Weekend Predictions: Holiday Treats or Lumps of Coal

December 27th, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

It's the final weekend of the year and there are a lot of films fighting for spots in the top five, including five films that opened on Christmas Day. Unfortunately for those films, it looks like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will remain in first place for the third weekend in a row. The Wolf of Wall Street will likely be the biggest of the five new releases, but it is unlikely that it will have a shot at first place; it might only finish fifth. The other new releases are even weaker. Last year there were only three new releases for the final weekend of the year, but none of them bombed, so 2013 might end on a low note. 2013 should still win in the year-over-year comparison, but losing on the final weekend of the year is a bad sign for 2014's debut. More...

Holiday Schedule and Early Predictions

December 23rd, 2013

The Wolf of Wall Street poster

It's Christmas week and that means most stories will be delayed and / or shortened. Many studios are closed for the next two weeks, and some did so before releasing final box office numbers for the weekend. (This includes Paramount, so we we won't have a winner in our Box Office Prediction contest either.) International numbers will likely be delayed for a couple weeks as well. As far as weekend predictions go... More...

2013 Preview: December

December 1st, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/25 - $7,031,735   2,689 $2,615   $7,031,735 1
2013/12/26 - $3,670,485 -48% 2,689 $1,365   $10,702,220 2
2013/12/27 - $3,470,155 -5% 2,689 $1,291   $14,172,375 3
2013/12/28 - $3,630,150 +5% 2,689 $1,350   $17,802,525 4
2013/12/29 - $2,810,005 -23% 2,689 $1,045   $20,612,530 5
2013/12/30 - $1,801,630 -36% 2,689 $670   $22,414,160 6
2013/12/31 - $1,438,615 -20% 2,689 $535   $23,852,775 7
2014/01/01 9 $2,567,995 +79% 2,689 $955   $26,420,770 8
2014/01/02 10 $1,209,695 -53% 2,689 $450   $27,630,465 9
2014/01/03 - $1,627,450 +35% 2,690 $605   $29,257,915 10
2014/01/04 - $2,098,210 +29% 2,690 $780   $31,356,125 11
2014/01/05 - $1,331,555 -37% 2,690 $495   $32,687,680 12
2014/01/06 10 $538,015 -60% 2,690 $200   $33,225,695 13
2014/01/07 9 $685,950 +27% 2,690 $255   $33,911,645 14
2014/01/08 10 $484,215 -29% 2,690 $180   $34,395,860 15
2014/01/09 10 $404,025 -17% 2,690 $150   $34,799,885 16
2014/01/10 16 $468,855 +16% 1,359 $345   $35,268,740 17
2014/01/11 16 $706,680 +51% 1,359 $520   $35,975,420 18
2014/01/12 15 $468,775 -34% 1,359 $345   $36,444,195 19
2014/01/13 14 $169,875 -64% 1,359 $125   $36,614,070 20
2014/01/14 14 $231,030 +36% 1,359 $170   $36,845,100 21
2014/01/15 16 $163,080 -29% 1,359 $120   $37,008,180 22
2014/01/16 17 $142,695 -13% 1,359 $105   $37,150,875 23
2014/01/17 - $137,215 -4% 343 $400   $37,288,090 24
2014/01/18 - $190,365 +39% 343 $555   $37,478,455 25
2014/01/19 - $121,765 -36% 343 $355   $37,600,220 26
2014/01/20 - $66,885 -45% 343 $195   $37,667,105 27
2014/01/21 - $60,025 -10% 343 $175   $37,727,130 28
2014/01/22 - $37,730 -37% 343 $110   $37,764,860 29
2014/01/23 - $37,640 n/c 343 $110   $37,802,500 30
2014/01/24 - $74,090 +97% 239 $310   $37,876,590 31
2014/01/25 - $113,525 +53% 239 $475   $37,990,115 32
2014/01/26 - $65,725 -42% 239 $275   $38,055,840 33
2014/01/27 - $23,905 -64% 239 $100   $38,079,745 34
2014/01/28 - $34,655 +45% 239 $145   $38,114,400 35
2014/01/29 - $22,705 -34% 239 $95   $38,137,105 36
2014/01/30 - $22,685 n/c 239 $95   $38,159,790 37
2014/01/31 - $43,555 +92% 174 $250   $38,203,345 38
2014/02/01 - $67,860 +56% 174 $390   $38,271,205 39
2014/02/02 - $26,100 -62% 174 $150   $38,297,305 40
2014/02/03 - $15,580 -40% 174 $90   $38,312,885 41
2014/02/04 - $20,880 +34% 174 $120   $38,333,765 42
2014/02/05 - $14,705 -30% 174 $85   $38,348,470 43
2014/02/06 - $14,005 -5% 174 $80   $38,362,475 44

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/27 9 $9,910,310   2,689 $3,686   $20,612,530 5
2014/01/03 11 $5,057,215 -49% 2,690 $1,880   $32,687,680 12
2014/01/10 16 $1,644,310 -67% 1,359 $1,210   $36,444,195 19
2014/01/17 25 $449,345 -73% 343 $1,310   $37,600,220 26
2014/01/24 27 $253,340 -44% 239 $1,060   $38,055,840 33
2014/01/31 35 $137,515 -46% 174 $790   $38,297,305 40

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/6/20144127,925 127,925$2,261,714$2,261,7141
4/13/20141041,328-68% 169,253$824,494$3,086,2082
4/20/20142629,768-28% 199,021$594,169$3,680,3773
4/27/20141325,579-14% 224,600$510,045$4,190,4224
5/4/20141818,660-27% 243,260$372,267$4,562,6895
5/11/20142616,655-11% 259,915$332,434$4,895,1236
6/1/20142315,671 298,543$279,727$5,628,6659
6/8/20142612,476-20% 311,019$206,228$5,834,89310
7/6/20142917,710 358,718$185,778$6,485,45014
7/27/20142510,922 384,424$87,267$6,749,10617

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/6/20144171,085 171,085$3,832,313$3,832,3131
4/13/2014639,491-77% 210,576$946,996$4,779,3092
4/20/20141525,427-36% 236,003$607,953$5,387,2623
4/27/20141018,814-26% 254,817$450,414$5,837,6764
5/4/20141312,672-33% 267,489$303,374$6,141,0505
6/1/2014199,320 300,596$186,311$6,802,8729

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