Emperor

Emperor poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,653,511Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,509,432 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $417,680 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,927,112
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Synopsis

Emperor tells the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of post-war Japan. It brings to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture, General Bonner Fellers, to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved?

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
31% - Rotten
Audience
46% - Spilled

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: March 8th, 2013 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
Video Release: August 13th, 2013 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent content, brief strong language and smoking (historical).
(Rating bulletin 2242, 9/26/2012)
Keywords: Political, Interracial Romance, Romance, World War II
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Fellers Film, Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 13th, 2013

We are entering the beginning of TV on DVD season on the home market. As the fall schedule ramps up, more and more TV on DVD releases will come out. This week we have Once Upon A Time: The Complete Second Season on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as Girls: The Complete Second Season, also on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack. Both are worth checking out, but I'm waiting for the screeners for both, so I don't want to award either the Pick of the Week. Instead, I'm giving that honor to The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. Meanwhile, What Maisie Knew on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack is a close second. More...

Per Theater Chart: Moviegoers are put in a Trace

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Per Theater Chart: Breaking the Bank

Spring Breakers dominated the per theater chart earning the best per theater average for any film of 2013. It opened with an average of $87,667 in three theaters. Had it opened with a total of $87,667 in three theaters, it would have been a great start. A fellow A24 release, Ginger & Rosa, was next with an average of $14,279, also in three theaters. Somebody Up There Likes Me fell 64%, but still earned a spot in the $10,000 club with $12,310 in its one theater. Oz the Great and Powerful was the final film to earn more than $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $10,545. More...

Per Theater Chart: Somebody Up There Likes These Films

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Oz Opening Powerful, not Quite Great

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Limited Releases: Death of Limited Releases

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Cast

Matthew Fox    General Bonner Fellers
Tommy Lee Jones    General Douglas MacArthur
Eriko Hatsune    Aya Shimada

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Peter Webber
Screenwriter    David Klass
Screenwriter    Vera Blasi
Producer    Gary Foster
Producer    Yoko Narahashi
Producer    Eugene Nomura
Co-Producer    Tim Coddington
Director of Photography    Stuart Dryburgh
Production Designer    Grant Major
Costume Designer    Ngila Dickson
Editor    Chris Plummer

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/08 - $330,828   261 $1,268   $330,828 1
2013/03/09 - $438,448 +33% 261 $1,680   $769,276 2
2013/03/10 - $244,823 -44% 261 $938   $1,014,099 3
2013/03/11 - $96,531 -61% 261 $370   $1,110,630 4
2013/03/12 - $118,994 +23% 261 $456   $1,229,624 5
2013/03/13 - $89,755 -25% 261 $344   $1,319,379 6
2013/03/14 - $83,684 -7% 261 $321   $1,403,063 7
2013/03/15 - $183,452 +119% 311 $590   $1,586,515 8
2013/03/16 - $279,020 +52% 311 $897   $1,865,535 9
2013/03/17 - $163,046 -42% 311 $524   $2,028,581 10
2013/03/18 - $67,971 -58% 311 $219   $2,096,552 11
2013/03/19 - $78,808 +16% 311 $253   $2,175,360 12
2013/03/20 - $78,111 -1% 311 $251   $2,253,471 13
2013/03/21 - $63,498 -19% 311 $204   $2,316,969 14
2013/03/22 - $80,612 +27% 237 $340   $2,397,581 15
2013/03/23 - $123,278 +53% 237 $520   $2,520,859 16
2013/03/24 - $79,873 -35% 237 $337   $2,600,732 17
2013/03/25 - $33,159 -58% 237 $140   $2,633,891 18
2013/03/26 - $40,943 +23% 237 $173   $2,674,834 19
2013/03/27 - $37,065 -9% 237 $156   $2,711,899 20
2013/03/28 - $29,930 -19% 237 $126   $2,741,829 21
2013/03/29 - $45,107 +51% 138 $327   $2,786,936 22
2013/03/30 - $65,354 +45% 138 $474   $2,852,290 23
2013/03/31 - $38,015 -42% 138 $275   $2,890,305 24
2013/04/01 - $19,421 -49% 138 $141   $2,909,726 25
2013/04/02 - $19,720 +2% 138 $143   $2,929,446 26
2013/04/03 - $20,472 +4% 138 $148   $2,949,918 27
2013/04/04 - $27,446 +34% 138 $199   $2,977,364 28
2013/04/05 - $44,755 +63% 120 $373   $3,022,119 29
2013/04/06 - $52,275 +17% 120 $436   $3,074,394 30
2013/04/07 - $35,490 -32% 120 $296   $3,109,884 31
2013/04/08 - $12,026 -66% 120 $100   $3,121,910 32
2013/04/09 - $16,522 +37% 120 $138   $3,138,432 33
2013/04/10 - $13,909 -16% 120 $116   $3,152,341 34
2013/04/11 - $14,624 +5% 120 $122   $3,166,965 35
2013/04/12 - $15,481 +6% 96 $161   $3,182,446 36
2013/04/13 - $21,769 +41% 96 $227   $3,204,215 37
2013/04/14 - $14,926 -31% 96 $155   $3,219,141 38
2013/04/15 - $6,035 -60% 96 $63   $3,225,176 39
2013/04/16 - $7,893 +31% 96 $82   $3,233,069 40
2013/04/17 - $7,291 -8% 96 $76   $3,240,360 41
2013/04/18 - $7,837 +7% 96 $82   $3,248,197 42
2013/04/19 - $6,469 -17% 64 $101   $3,254,666 43
2013/04/20 - $11,756 +82% 64 $184   $3,266,422 44
2013/04/21 - $7,826 -33% 64 $122   $3,274,248 45
2013/04/22 - $3,562 -54% 64 $56   $3,277,810 46
2013/04/23 - $3,416 -4% 64 $53   $3,281,226 47
2013/04/24 - $3,370 -1% 64 $53   $3,284,596 48
2013/04/25 - $3,433 +2% 64 $54   $3,288,029 49
2013/04/26 - $2,270 -34% 26 $87   $3,290,299 50
2013/04/27 - $3,138 +38% 26 $121   $3,293,437 51
2013/04/28 - $2,191 -30% 26 $84   $3,295,628 52
2013/04/29 - $786 -64% 26 $30   $3,296,414 53
2013/04/30 - $1,056 +34% 26 $41   $3,297,470 54
2013/05/01 - $1,558 +48% 26 $60   $3,299,028 55
2013/05/02 - $1,925 +24% 26 $74   $3,300,953 56
2013/05/03 - $2,724 +42% 20 $136   $3,303,677 57
2013/05/04 - $3,688 +35% 20 $184   $3,307,365 58
2013/05/05 - $1,938 -47% 20 $97   $3,309,303 59
2013/05/06 - $536 -72% 20 $27   $3,309,839 60
2013/05/07 - $1,248 +133% 20 $62   $3,311,087 61
2013/05/08 - $872 -30% 20 $44   $3,311,959 62
2013/05/09 - $2,023 +132% 22 $92   $3,313,982 63
2013/05/10 - $1,366 -32% 10 $137   $3,315,348 64
2013/05/11 - $2,182 +60% 10 $218   $3,317,530 65
2013/05/12 - $1,826 -16% 10 $183   $3,319,356 66
2013/05/13 - $496 -73% 10 $50   $3,319,852 67
2013/05/14 - $523 +5% 10 $52   $3,320,375 68
2013/05/15 - $974 +86% 11 $89   $3,321,349 69
2013/05/16 - $703 -28% 10 $70   $3,322,052 70
2013/05/17 - $1,169 +66% 7 $167   $3,323,221 71
2013/05/18 - $1,640 +40% 7 $234   $3,324,861 72
2013/05/19 - $1,743 +6% 7 $249   $3,326,604 73
2013/05/20 - $382 -78% 7 $55   $3,326,986 74
2013/05/21 - $526 +38% 7 $75   $3,327,512 75
2013/05/22 - $440 -16% 7 $63   $3,327,952 76
2013/05/23 - $431 -2% 7 $62   $3,328,383 77
2013/05/24 - $1,500 +248% 8 $188   $3,329,883 78
2013/05/25 - $1,535 +2% 8 $192   $3,331,418 79
2013/05/26 - $2,284 +49% 8 $286   $3,333,702 80
2013/05/27 - $1,237 -46% 7 $177   $3,334,939 81
2013/05/30 - $1,075   8 $134   $3,338,045 84
2013/05/31 - $914 -15% 6 $152   $3,338,959 85
2013/06/01 - $1,703 +86% 6 $284   $3,340,662 86
2013/06/02 - $1,408 -17% 6 $235   $3,342,070 87
2013/06/03 - $230 -84% 6 $38   $3,342,300 88
2013/06/04 - $428 +86% 6 $71   $3,342,728 89
2013/06/05 - $565 +32% 6 $94   $3,343,293 90
2013/06/06 - $692 +22% 6 $115   $3,343,985 91
2013/06/07 - $329 -52% 5 $66   $3,344,314 92
2013/06/08 - $481 +46% 5 $96   $3,344,795 93
2013/06/09 - $524 +9% 5 $105   $3,345,319 94
2013/06/10 - $199 -62% 5 $40   $3,345,518 95
2013/06/11 - $262 +32% 5 $52   $3,345,780 96
2013/06/12 - $215 -18% 5 $43   $3,345,995 97
2013/06/13 - $269 +25% 5 $54   $3,346,264 98

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/08 16 $1,014,099   261 $3,885   $1,014,099 3
2013/03/15 16 $625,518 -38% 311 $2,011   $2,028,581 10
2013/03/22 21 $283,763 -55% 237 $1,197   $2,600,732 17
2013/03/29 29 $148,476 -48% 138 $1,076   $2,890,305 24
2013/04/05 30 $132,520 -11% 120 $1,104   $3,109,884 31
2013/04/12 49 $51,492 -61% 96 $536   $3,218,457 38
2013/04/19 57 $26,051 -49% 64 $407   $3,274,248 45
2013/04/26 77 $7,599 -71% 26 $292   $3,295,628 52
2013/05/03 75 $8,350 +10% 20 $418   $3,309,303 59
2013/05/10 81 $5,374 -36% 10 $537   $3,319,356 66
2013/05/17 84 $4,552 -15% 7 $650   $3,326,604 73
2013/05/24 72 $5,319 +17% 8 $665   $3,333,702 80
2013/05/31 65 $4,025 -24% 6 $671   $3,342,070 87
2013/06/07 82 $1,334 -67% 5 $267   $3,345,319 94

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/18/20131145,507 45,507$622,991$622,9911
9/1/2013291,762 63,739$24,122$872,5873

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/18/20131313,816 13,816$248,554$248,5541

Emperor HD Trailer

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