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Kaguyahime no monogatari (2013)

Kaguyahime no monogatari poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,506,975Details
International Box Office $17,737,432Details
Worldwide Box Office $19,244,407
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,077,462 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,507,158 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,584,620
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her—but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 17th, 2014 (Limited) by GKIDS, released as The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
International Releases: November 23rd, 2013 (Wide) (Japan)
June 13th, 2014 (Wide) (Taiwan)
June 25th, 2014 (Wide) (France)
June 25th, 2014 (Wide) (Switzerland)
July 10th, 2014 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
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Video Release: February 17th, 2015 by Universal Home Entertainment, released as The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, some violent action and partial nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2338, 9/3/2014)
Running Time: 137 minutes
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Keywords: Anime, Prince/Princess, Unexpected Families, Voiceover/Narration, Unnamed Character, Coming of Age, Country Mouse, City Mouse, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Studio Ghibli
Production Countries: Japan

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 965 $3,071 Mar 6, 2015 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,113 $2,936 Feb 27, 2015 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,141 $5,956 Feb 20, 2015 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,265 $7,999 Feb 13, 2015 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,870 $2,508 Feb 6, 2015 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,846 $6,445 Jan 30, 2015 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,108 $6,109 Jan 23, 2015 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,690 $3,237 Jan 16, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,951 $3,929 Jan 9, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,885 $9,940 Jan 2, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,193 $11,608 Dec 26, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,700 $9,617 Dec 19, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,712 $18,694 Dec 12, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,137 $18,526 Dec 5, 2014 52
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,097 $19,900 Nov 21, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,319 $30,391 Nov 14, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,366 $54,290 Nov 7, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,625 $70,480 Oct 31, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,147 $65,052 Oct 24, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,797 $54,915 Oct 17, 2014 3

Cast

   Princess Kaguya
James Caan    The Bamboo Cutter
Lucy Alexis Liu    Lady Sagami
Beau Bridges    Prince Kuramochi
Mary Steenburgen    The Bamboo Cutter's Wife
Oliver Platt    Lord Minister of the Right Abe
Dean Cain    Mikado
Hynden Walch    Menowarawa
James Marsden    Prince Ishitsukuri
George Segal    Inbe no Akita

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Isao Takahata
Story Creator    Isao Takahata
Producer    Seiichiro Ujiie
Producer    Yoshiki Nishimura
Executive Producer    Koji Hoshino
Executive Producer    Frank Marshall
Composer    Joe Hisaishi
Associate Producer    Seiji Okuda
Associate Producer    Ryoichi Fukuyama

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 10th, 2015

March 11th, 2015

It's a short list this week for two reasons. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1's DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack came out on Friday and this scared away the competition. This is also partially due to the fact that I'm dealing with what is clearly an alien disease. Friends came over on Saturday and one of them must have been infectious, because on Sunday my mouth tasted like salt. I Googled reasons why that could happen (never a good idea) and it turns out it could be from an infection. I used some Listerine to get rid of whatever bacteria was causing it, but the salty taste overpowered the flavor of the Listerine. That tells you how strong the salty taste was. The next day, the salty taste wasn't as bad, but my throat was killing me. I figured it was Strep throat. The next day, the salty taste was gone, my throat felt fine, but my sinuses were so clogged that the sinus pressure was making my teeth hurt. The next day, the sinus pressure was down dramatically, but I had sneezing attacks ever few minutes, including while I was trying to sleep. Today, the sneezing isn't as bad, but I have a bad cough and it feels like I broke a rib while sneezing. Clearly this isn't a normal cold, but instead I believe I am the subject of an alien experiment. Regardless, the best new release of the week is The Legend of Korra: Book Four: Balance and the DVD or Blu-ray is absolutely worth picking up. However, the best release on this week's list is The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. I finally got to the review of the Blu-ray Combo Pack and it is the Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

March 9th, 2015

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya earned 100% positive reviews and picked up an Oscar nomination. On the other hand, it only managed $1.5 million in limited release, so it wasn't a big enough film to win on Oscar night. Should the film earn a wider audience? Or is the movie aimed more at critics than the average moviegoer? More...

Blu-ray Sales: Game of Thrones is Not Playing Around

March 8th, 2015

The top four films on this week's Blu-ray sales chart and nine of the top twenty were new releases. The number one release was Game of Thrones: Season Four, which sold 286,000 units and generated $9.98 million in sales. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 54%, which is incredible compared to the average TV on DVD release. Then again, Game of Thrones isn't the average TV show. More...

Contest: You Need to Focus to Win: Winning Announcement

March 4th, 2015

The winners of our You Need to Focus to Win contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Focus opening weekend were... More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Big Hero 6

February 23rd, 2015

Big Hero 6 just won the Oscar, which is great timing, as it hits the home market this Tuesday. Many were surprised that the film won. Should they be? Is this really the best animated film of the year? More...

Contest: You Need to Focus to Win

February 20th, 2015

Next weekend, Focus will dominate The Lazarus Effect at the box office. As such, it is the only real choice for the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Focus.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of The Tale of the Princess Kaguya on Blu-ray. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of The Tale of the Princess Kaguya on Blu-ray. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Contest: Sticky Situation: Winning Announcement

February 19th, 2015

The winners of our Sticky Situation contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Fifty Shades of Grey opening weekend were... More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 17th, 2015

February 16th, 2015

This is the best week on the home market in a long time. Game of Thrones is one of the best TV shows on at the moment, if not the best TV show, and its DVD and Blu-ray is Pick of the Week material. Additionally, there are a few potential Oscar winners hitting the home market this week as well. On the down side, there is not a lot of depth. Birdman, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, and The Theory of Everything are all up for Oscars next weekend and all of them are worth picking up. Life Itself was snubbed by Oscar voters, but it too is a must have. However, in the end, I went with Game of Thrones for Pick of the Week. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Feature-Length Animated Film

February 4th, 2015

How to Train Your Dragon 2 poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Feature-Length Animated Film. For a while, it looked like The LEGO Movie would be the favorite to win the Oscar, then it wasn't even nominated. Because of that, it is a little hard to know what will happen going forward. There is one film that looks to be the favorite, but that was true before the nominations and nearly every expert got it wrong before. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 17th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight. More...

Per Theater Chart: Bird is the Word, and that Word is Awards Season

October 21st, 2014

Birdman poster

Birdman debuted in first place on the Per Theater Chart with an amazing average of $106,099. This is the best per theater average since The Grand Budapest Hotel opened with just over $200,000 for its per theater average. It wasn't the only film in the $10,000 club, as Dear White People opened with an average of $31,633 in eleven theaters. The Tale of Princess Kaguya was surprisingly strong during its opening weekend earning an average of $18,305 in three theaters. God the Father earned $15,037 in one theater. The final film in the $10,000 club was Listen Up Philip, which earned an average of $11,642 in two theaters. Diplomacy might have made it in the $10,000 club if it opened on Friday. However, it opened on Wednesday earning $8,518 in one theater over the weekend for a total opening of $12,750. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fury an Unspectacular First

October 19th, 2014

Fury poster

Fury will top the box office chart this weekend with a solid, but unspectacular, $23.5 million, according to Sony’s Sunday morning estimate. Pre-weekend projections had the film closer to $30 million, and with an $80 million price tag, and Brad Pitt starring, the film is really underperforming at this point. By way of comparison, Gone Girl opened with $37.5 million three weeks ago. Fury will need really good legs, or a really strong performance overseas, to post a profit. More...

Limited Releases: Bird is the Word

October 17th, 2014

Birdman poster

It's an excellent week for limited releases with several films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. This includes a couple that are also earning really loud buzz. Of these, Birdman is probably going to win the weekend race on the Per Theater Chart, while Dear White People should also be a hit. Diplomacy, Housebound, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and others also deserve to find audiences, but not all will do so for various reasons (wrong genre, opening in Video on Demand, etc.). More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/17 46 $54,915   3 $18,305   $54,915 3
2014/10/24 43 $65,052 +18% 20 $3,253   $142,532 10
2014/10/31 42 $70,480 +8% 27 $2,610   $243,190 17
2014/11/07 41 $54,290 -23% 28 $1,939   $335,325 24
2014/11/14 49 $30,391 -44% 26 $1,169   $408,696 31
2014/11/21 47 $19,900 -35% 21 $948   $442,650 38
2014/12/05 51 $18,526   15 $1,235   $1,506,975 52
2014/12/12 48 $18,694 +1% 19 $984   $533,394 59
2014/12/19 50 $9,617 -49% 11 $874   $557,168 66
2014/12/26 54 $11,608 +21% 8 $1,451   $575,647 73
2015/01/02 57 $9,940 -14% 11 $904   $595,387 80
2015/01/09 70 $3,929 -60% 6 $655   $602,968 87
2015/01/16 72 $3,237 -18% 6 $540   $608,960 94
2015/01/23 73 $6,109 +89% 8 $764   $632,548 101
2015/01/30 71 $6,445 +6% 6 $1,074   $650,694 108
2015/02/06 86 $2,508 -61% 4 $627   $656,476 115
2015/02/13 73 $7,999 +219% 8 $1,000   $665,157 122
2015/02/20 65 $5,956 -26% 10 $596   $676,468 129
2015/02/27 81 $2,936 -51% 7 $419   $681,072 136
2015/03/06 80 $3,071 +5% 4 $768   $695,929 143

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/17 - $13,825   3 $4,608   $13,825 1
2014/10/18 - $20,702 +50% 3 $6,901   $34,527 2
2014/10/19 - $20,388 -2% 3 $6,796   $54,915 3
2014/11/14 - $7,481   26 $288   $385,786 29
2014/11/15 - $12,773 +71% 26 $491   $398,559 30
2014/11/16 - $10,137 -21% 26 $390   $408,696 31

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/17 48 $77,480   3 $25,827   $77,480 7
2014/10/24 46 $95,230 +23% 20 $4,762   $172,710 14
2014/10/31 42 $108,325 +14% 28 $3,869   $281,035 21
2014/11/07 41 $91,554 -15% 29 $3,157   $378,305 28
2014/11/14 50 $44,445 -51% 26 $1,709   $422,750 35
2014/11/21 48 $33,965 -24% 26 $1,306   $456,715 42
2014/11/28 50 $31,734 -7% 20 $1,587   $488,449 49
2014/12/05 50 $26,251 -17% 15 $1,750   $514,700 56
2014/12/12 48 $32,851 +25% 19 $1,729   $547,551 63
2014/12/19 59 $16,488 -50% 11 $1,499   $564,039 70
2014/12/26 57 $21,408 +30% 10 $2,141   $585,447 77
2015/01/02 59 $13,592 -37% 11 $1,236   $599,039 84
2015/01/09 68 $9,724 -28% 6 $1,621   $608,763 91
2015/01/16 63 $23,176 +138% 12 $1,931   $631,939 98
2015/01/23 68 $17,810 -23% 9 $1,979   $649,749 105
2015/01/30 70 $9,719 -45% 9 $1,080   $659,468 112
2015/02/06 86 $3,190 -67% 4 $798   $662,658 119
2015/02/13 73 $14,604 +358% 9 $1,623   $677,262 126
2015/02/20 72 $10,060 -31% 12 $838   $687,322 133
2015/02/27 79 $14,722 +46% 7 $2,103   $702,044 140
2015/03/06 86 $3,826 -74% 4 $957   $705,870 147
2015/03/13 92 $2,038 -47% 2 $1,019   $707,908 154
2015/03/20 85 $4,510 +121% 3 $1,503   $712,418 161

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
France 6/25/2014 $379,807 208 208 208 $379,807 12/15/2015
Hong Kong 7/10/2014 $96,514 61 61 110 $276,956 12/17/2015
Japan 11/23/2013 $2,806,877 456 456 2280 $16,567,690 12/13/2015
Spain 3/18/2016 $16,732 32 32 62 $50,103 6/9/2016
Switzerland 6/25/2014 $22,586 12 12 12 $23,605 12/15/2015
Taiwan 6/13/2014 $0 0 1 3 $71,500 12/16/2015
Turkey 3/13/2015 $0 0 2 2 $9,107 11/16/2015
United Kingdom 3/20/2015 $0 0 33 33 $358,664 11/16/2015
 
International Total$17,737,432 6/9/2016

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/22/20151614,586 14,586$335,045$335,0451

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