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Kawaki (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,627Details
International Box Office $6,440,852Details
Worldwide Box Office $6,457,479
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In The World Of Kanako, broken ex-detective Akikazu searches for his missing teenage daughter, only to discover that she may not be the person who he once thought she was following a shocking trail of drugs, sex and violence.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
75% - Fresh
62% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 4th, 2015 (Limited) by Drafthouse Films, released as The World of Kanako
International Releases: June 27th, 2014 (Wide) (Japan)
Video Release: December 4th, 2015 by Cinedigm, released as The World of Kanako
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 118 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Narcotics, Missing Person, Juvenile Delinquent, Sex Crimes, Bullies, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: GAGA Corporation, Licri Inc., Gyao Corporation, Tsutaya
Production Countries: Japan

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,919 $434 Jan 8, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,132 $1,271 Jan 1, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,322 $55 Dec 25, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,060 $310 Dec 18, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,868 $1,190 Dec 11, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,838 $6,834 Dec 4, 2015 3


   Akikazu Fujishima
Satoshi Tsumabuki    Det. Asai
Hiroya Shimizu    Boy
Fumi Nikaido    Nami Endo
Ai Hashimoto    Emi
Jun Kunimura    Dr. Tsujimura
Asuka Kurosawa    Akikazu's Ex-Wife
Munetaka Aoki    Sakiyama
Joe Odagiri    Det. Aikawa
Miki Nakatani    Rie Higashi

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Tetsuya Nakashima
Screenwriter    Nobuhiro Monma
Screenwriter    Miako Tadano
Producer    Odake Satomi
Producer    Yutaka Suzuki
Executive Producer    Naohito Miyamoto
Production Designer    Toshihiro Isomi
Editor    Yoshiyuki Koike
Director of Photography    Shoichi Ato

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Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/04 60 $6,834   11 $621   $6,834 3
2015/12/11 76 $1,190 -83% 7 $170   $11,101 10
2015/12/18 81 $310 -74% 1 $310   $12,189 17
2015/12/25 69 $55 -82% 1 $55   $12,772 24
2016/01/01 71 $1,271 +2,211% 3 $424   $14,129 31
2016/01/08 84 $434 -66% 1 $434   $15,336 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/04 65 $9,911   12 $826   $9,911 7
2015/12/11 79 $1,968 -80% 10 $197   $11,879 14
2015/12/18 74 $838 -57% 2 $419   $12,717 21
2015/12/25 77 $141 -83% 1 $141   $12,858 28
2016/01/01 73 $2,044 +1,350% 3 $681   $14,902 35
2016/01/08 79 $1,620 -21% 3 $540   $16,522 42
2016/01/15 83 $105 -94% 1 $105   $16,627 49

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Japan 6/27/2014 $1,107,089 303 305 1520 $6,440,852 12/17/2015
International Total$6,440,852 12/17/2015

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