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Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,552,478Details
International Box Office $237,557Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,790,035
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Synopsis

The story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimages, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar. For most of his life, Jiro has been mastering the art of making sushi, but even at his age he sees himself still striving for perfection, working from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. At the heart of this story is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
99% - Certified Fresh
Audience
92% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 9th, 2012 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
International Releases: May 25th, 2012 (Wide) (Poland)
July 26th, 2012 (Wide) (Singapore)
December 20th, 2012 (Wide) (Hungary)
January 11th, 2013 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: July 24th, 2012 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and brief smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2195, 10/26/2011)
Running Time: 81 minutes
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Keywords: Food, Autumn Years, Retirement, Digital Cinematography, Father's Footsteps, Biography, Voiceover/Narration, Dysfunctional Family, Gastronomy
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: City Room Media, Preferred Content, Sundial Pictures, Weaver/Pellegrini Productions
Production Countries: Japan

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 638 $2,172 Aug 17, 2012 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 682 $3,137 Aug 10, 2012 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 776 $4,258 Aug 3, 2012 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 977 $2,905 Jul 27, 2012 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,006 $4,967 Jul 20, 2012 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,008 $10,166 Jul 13, 2012 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,203 $10,510 Jul 6, 2012 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,378 $12,307 Jun 29, 2012 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,538 $15,946 Jun 22, 2012 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,710 $18,788 Jun 15, 2012 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,825 $26,003 Jun 8, 2012 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,956 $32,811 Jun 1, 2012 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,084 $44,104 May 25, 2012 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,508 $36,565 May 18, 2012 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,328 $71,192 May 11, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,407 $95,125 May 4, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,320 $150,350 Apr 27, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,625 $179,887 Apr 20, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,122 $198,430 Apr 13, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,589 $230,504 Apr 6, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,326 $193,541 Mar 30, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,902 $175,162 Mar 23, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,799 $91,214 Mar 16, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,148 $42,035 Mar 9, 2012 3

Cast

Jiro Ono    Himself
Yoshikazu Ono    Himself
Takashi Ono    Herself
Yamamoto Masuhiro    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    David Gelb
Executive Producer    Matthew Weaver
Executive Producer    Joey Carey
Executive Producer    Stefan Nowicki
Executive Producer    Chris Kelly
Executive Producer    Jennifer Kelly
Producer    Kevin Iwashina
Producer    Tom Pellegrini
Editor    Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer
Co-Executive Producer    Ross M. Dinerstein
Co-Executive Producer    Jeremy Umland
Co-Executive Producer    Ed Odjana

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July 23rd, 2012

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May 15th, 2012

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April 18th, 2012

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/09 55 $42,035   2 $21,018   $42,035 3
2012/03/16 40 $91,214 +117% 6 $15,202   $156,354 10
2012/03/23 29 $175,162 +92% 27 $6,487   $381,555 17
2012/03/30 25 $193,541 +10% 44 $4,399   $665,827 24
2012/04/06 22 $230,504 +19% 72 $3,201   $992,421 31
2012/04/13 26 $198,430 -14% 79 $2,512   $1,280,454 38
2012/04/20 25 $179,887 -9% 77 $2,336   $1,564,516 45
2012/04/27 27 $150,350 -16% 80 $1,879   $1,815,423 52
2012/05/04 29 $95,125 -37% 73 $1,303   $1,990,302 59
2012/05/11 35 $71,192 -25% 54 $1,318   $2,116,746 66
2012/05/18 41 $36,565 -49% 41 $892   $2,194,128 73
2012/05/25 40 $44,104 +21% 35 $1,260   $2,269,172 80
2012/06/01 44 $32,811 -26% 29 $1,131   $2,337,696 87
2012/06/08 50 $26,003 -21% 25 $1,040   $2,386,043 94
2012/06/15 55 $18,788 -28% 19 $989   $2,426,084 101
2012/06/22 54 $15,946 -15% 15 $1,063   $2,456,148 108
2012/06/29 52 $12,307 -23% 11 $1,119   $2,480,095 115
2012/07/06 54 $10,510 -15% 11 $955   $2,502,590 122
2012/07/13 60 $10,166 -3% 8 $1,271   $2,518,245 129
2012/07/20 68 $4,967 -51% 5 $993   $2,527,419 136
2012/07/27 73 $2,905 -42% 4 $726   $2,533,621 143
2012/08/03 74 $4,258 +47% 6 $710   $2,541,858 150
2012/08/10 82 $3,137 -26% 3 $1,046   $2,545,988 157
2012/08/17 80 $2,172 -31% 3 $724   $2,550,508 164

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/09 56 $65,140   2 $32,570   $65,140 7
2012/03/16 38 $141,253 +117% 6 $23,542   $206,393 14
2012/03/23 25 $265,893 +88% 27 $9,848   $472,286 21
2012/03/30 26 $289,631 +9% 44 $6,583   $761,917 28
2012/04/06 22 $320,107 +11% 72 $4,446   $1,082,024 35
2012/04/13 24 $302,605 -5% 79 $3,830   $1,384,629 42
2012/04/20 23 $280,444 -7% 77 $3,642   $1,665,073 49
2012/04/27 24 $230,104 -18% 80 $2,876   $1,895,177 56
2012/05/04 29 $150,377 -35% 73 $2,060   $2,045,554 63
2012/05/11 36 $112,009 -26% 54 $2,074   $2,157,563 70
2012/05/18 39 $67,505 -40% 41 $1,646   $2,225,068 77
2012/05/25 39 $79,817 +18% 35 $2,280   $2,304,885 84
2012/06/01 46 $55,155 -31% 29 $1,902   $2,360,040 91
2012/06/08 49 $47,256 -14% 25 $1,890   $2,407,296 98
2012/06/15 51 $32,906 -30% 19 $1,732   $2,440,202 105
2012/06/22 54 $27,586 -16% 15 $1,839   $2,467,788 112
2012/06/29 54 $24,292 -12% 11 $2,208   $2,492,080 119
2012/07/06 52 $15,999 -34% 11 $1,454   $2,508,079 126
2012/07/13 61 $14,373 -10% 8 $1,797   $2,522,452 133
2012/07/20 65 $8,264 -43% 5 $1,653   $2,530,716 140
2012/07/27 68 $6,884 -17% 4 $1,721   $2,537,600 147
2012/08/03 77 $5,251 -24% 6 $875   $2,542,851 154
2012/08/10 73 $5,485 +4% 3 $1,828   $2,548,336 161
2012/08/17 79 $4,142 -24% 3 $1,381   $2,552,478 168

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Hungary 12/20/2012 $4,617 10 10 10 $4,617 12/13/2015
Poland 5/25/2012 $4,772 8 8 8 $5,530 12/10/2015
Singapore 7/26/2012 $14,250 2 2 13 $72,108 12/11/2015
United Kingdom 1/11/2013 $14,440 6 6 10 $40,660 12/14/2015
 
Rest of World $114,642
 
International Total$237,557 12/14/2015

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