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Jûsan-nin no shikaku (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $802,778Details
International Box Office $17,924,662Details
Worldwide Box Office $18,727,440
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $2,407,055 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,937,949 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $4,345,004
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

Cult director Takeshi Miike delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a wartorn future.

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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$6,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 29th, 2011 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures, released as 13 Assassins
Video Release: July 5th, 2011 by Magnolia Home Entertainment, released as 13 Assassins
MPAA Rating: R for sequences of bloody violence, some disturbing images and brief nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2162, 3/9/2011)
Running Time: 125 minutes
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Keywords: Hitmen, Foreign Language, Political, Martial Arts, Revenge, Sex Crimes, Government Corruption, Demons, Intertitle, Suicide, Non-Chronological
Source:Remake
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Sedic International Inc., Recorded Picture Company, TV Asahi Corporation, Toho Co, Dentsu Inc., Rakueisha Co.
Production Countries: Japan,
United Kingdom

Cast

   Shinzaemon Shimada
   Shinrokuro (Shinzaemon's Nephew)
   Koyata (13th Assassin from the Forest)
   Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira
   Hanbei Kitou (Naritsugu's Head Samurai)
   Sir Doi (Top Shogun Official)
   Kuranaga
   Mitsuhashi
   Sahara (Samurai Who Requests Payment)
   Hirayama (Shinzaemon's Apprentice)
   Ogura (The Youngest Samurai)
   Hioki (Kuranaga's Subordinate)
   Otake (Kuranaga's Subordinate)
   Horii (Mitsuhashi's Subordinate)
   Higuchi (Mitsuhashi's Subordinate)

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Story Creator    Shoichirou Ikemiya
Screenwriter    Daisuke Tengan
Composer    Koji Endo
Executive Producer    Toshiaki Nakazawa
Executive Producer    Jeremy Thomas
Executive Producer    Takashi Hirajo
Cinematographer    Nobuyasu Kita
Editor    Kenji Yamashita
Producer    Michihiko Umezawa
Producer    Minami Ichikawa
Producer    Toichiro Shiraishi
Producer    Takahiro Ohno
Producer    Hirotsugu Yoshida
Producer    Shigeji Maeda
Co-Producer    Kazuomi Suzaki
Producer    Masaaki Ujo
Co-Producer    Hisashi Usui

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July 25th, 2011

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Blu-ray Sales: Holdovers Lord Above New Releases

July 20th, 2011

Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition Trilogy remained on top of the Blu-ray sales chart this week selling 104,000 units / $5.08 million for the week. It now has generated just over $30 million in sales in just two weeks, and even if you split that between the three movies, it's still an excellent run for a catalog title. More...

DVD Sales: New Releases Are Assassinated

July 19th, 2011

New releases were dead on arrival on this week's DVD sales chart. None reached the top five, while only three reached the top 30. This left Sucker Punch in top spot, but with only 105,000 units / $1.58 million units for the week giving it totals of 381,000 units / $5.71 million after two. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 5th, 2011

July 5th, 2011

It's a terrible week for new DVD and Blu-ray releases with no first run releases of note. There's not even an abundance of limited releases, TV on DVD releases, or catalogue releases to pick up the slack. The best-selling release according to Amazon.com is 13 Assassins on Blu-ray and it is also arguably the best. It's really the only competitor for Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: 13 Assassins

July 5th, 2011

13 Assassins is directed by Takashi Miike, whom some might recognize as the director of such films as Ichi the Killer and Audition. His films tends to be part of the Body Horror genre, a genre with extreme violence. As such, he seems like an almost curious choice to direct a period piece set in feudal Japan. Curious choice, but perhaps the right choice? More...

Cave has Memorable Start on the Per Theater Chart

May 3rd, 2011

Cave of Forgotten Dreams had the best per theater average for any Werner Herzog film with an average of $27,820. The 3-D ticket prices helped, but so did the reviews. The overall number one film, Fast Five, was in second place on the per theater chart with an average of $23,655, which is a stunning result. The only other film to reach the $10,000 mark was 13 Assassins with an average of $11,464 in four theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fast Five Has Biggest 2011 Opening By Miles

May 1st, 2011

After four months fretting about poor box office performance, we finally have an out-and-out success to celebrate. Fast Five has opened with an estimated $83.6 million, according to Universal's figures released on Sunday, which makes it not only the biggest opener of the year (with more than double the debut of the previous record-holder, Rio), but will take the record for the biggest weekend in April, topping the previous entry in the franchise, Fast & Furious (see top April weekends). Perhaps the message in all this is not so much that the industry is dying as that moviegoers haven't had anything to get excited about. More...

Don't Let Limited Releases be Forgotten

April 29th, 2011

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/04/29 52 $45,854   4 $11,464   $45,854 1
2011/05/06 52 $48,366 +5% 10 $4,837   $120,188 2
2011/05/13 53 $52,717 +9% 17 $3,101   $201,534 3
2011/05/20 44 $72,267 +37% 25 $2,891   $301,850 4
2011/05/27 41 $82,451 +14% 31 $2,660   $421,734 5
2011/06/03 39 $56,799 -31% 29 $1,959   $538,015 6
2011/06/10 45 $38,426 -32% 26 $1,478   $608,648 7
2011/06/17 47 $38,407 n/c 31 $1,239   $672,538 8
2011/06/24 58 $18,181 -53% 21 $866   $712,517 9
2011/07/01 57 $16,063 -12% 22 $730   $742,413 10
2011/07/08 65 $9,122 -43% 14 $652   $763,760 11
2011/07/15 69 $6,977 -24% 17 $410   $776,542 12
2011/07/22 76 $4,818 -31% 8 $602   $784,986 13
2011/07/29 84 $2,397 -50% 7 $342   $791,653 14
2011/08/05 102 $1,555 -35% 4 $389   $794,698 15
2011/08/12 93 $2,804 +80% 2 $1,402   $799,051 16
2011/08/19 99 $2,069 -26% 4 $517   $802,524 17

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/30 34 $28,307   31 $913   $450,041 32
2011/07/04 56 $3,714   22 $169   $746,127 67

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/04/29 49 $71,822   4 $17,956   $71,822 1
2011/05/06 52 $76,995 +7% 10 $7,700   $148,817 2
2011/05/13 51 $80,766 +5% 17 $4,751   $229,583 3
2011/05/20 46 $109,700 +36% 25 $4,388   $339,283 4
2011/05/27 40 $141,933 +29% 31 $4,578   $481,216 5
2011/06/03 42 $89,006 -37% 29 $3,069   $570,222 6
2011/06/10 47 $63,909 -28% 26 $2,458   $634,131 7
2011/06/17 48 $60,205 -6% 31 $1,942   $694,336 8
2011/06/24 54 $32,014 -47% 21 $1,524   $726,350 9
2011/07/01 56 $28,288 -12% 22 $1,286   $754,638 10
2011/07/08 69 $14,927 -47% 14 $1,066   $769,565 11
2011/07/15 67 $10,603 -29% 17 $624   $780,168 12
2011/07/22 69 $9,088 -14% 8 $1,136   $789,256 13
2011/07/29 87 $3,887 -57% 7 $555   $793,143 14
2011/08/05 101 $3,104 -20% 4 $776   $796,247 15
2011/08/12 93 $4,208 +36% 2 $2,104   $800,455 16
2011/08/19 108 $2,323 -45% 4 $581   $802,778 17

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/10/20111241,593 41,593$457,107$457,1071
7/17/20113013,922-67% 55,515$153,003$610,1102

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/10/2011333,142 33,142$596,218$596,2181
7/17/20112010,335-69% 43,476$206,587$802,8052

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