Kill Bill: Volume 1

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $70,098,138Details
International Box Office $106,371,290
Worldwide Box Office $176,469,428
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
85% - Certified Fresh
Audience
80% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$55,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 10th, 2003 (Wide) by Miramax
Video Release: April 13th, 2004 by Miramax Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content
Franchise: Kill Bill
Keywords: Revenge, Non-Chronological, Hitmen, Wedding Day Disasters
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Cast

Julie Dreyfus    Sofie Fatale
Chiaki Kuriyama    Go Go Yubari
Sonny Chiba    Hattori Hanzo
Michael Parks    Earl McGraw
Lucy Alexis Liu    O-Ren Ishi (a.k.a. Cottonmouth)
Vivica Fox    Vernita Green (a.k.a. Cobra)
Michael Madsen    Budd (a.k.a. Sidewinder)
Daryl Hannah    Elle Driver (a.k.a. California Mountain Snake)
David Carradine    Bill
Uma Thurman    The Bride (a.k.a. Black Mamba)

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Quentin Tarantino
Cinematographer    Robert Richardson
Set Decorator    Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
Sound Effects Editor    Dan Hegeman
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein

DVD Releases for September 9, 2008 - Part I

TV on DVD is at its peak for the year, just in time for the new season to start. However, because last season was cut short by the writers' strike, and so many studios are not taking that into account in the pricing, there are fewer releases at are contenders for DVD Pick of the Week. But we do have a worthy recipient of the award: Fist of Legend - Buy from Amazon, the latest release from Dragon Dynasty. Also, while the week was slow on top, it was busy overall, so much so that we had to split the week's list into two parts again. Part II can be found here. More...

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Kill Bill Collapses

After a huge start in the international market, there was a series a steep drops for Kill Bill: Volume 2 that all but guarantees it won't earn as much as the original. Drops like 51% in Germany, 46% in Italy helped push the weekend total down to just $10 million in 27 markets. More...

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Fire on Top as Two Films have $20 million Openings

This was a weird weekend. We had a record-breaking event when two movies opened with $20 million and that's the first time that's ever happened in April. However, the total box office was still down more than 5% from last weekend. It was up 6% from the same time last year, sort of. It's getting really confusion doing the yearly comparisons because last year April had four weekends, while this year it has five. More...

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Killing the Competition

With just two movies opening wide this should have been a good week, and while the wide releases did ok, the holdovers really suffered. In the end the weekend was down 10.6% from last weekend, and even more telling was its 3.5% drop from last year. Granted, it was Easter this time last year, but it's not that important of a holiday to make a large enough difference. More...

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Kill Bill trailer hits the net


Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/10/10 1 $8,072,000   3,102 $2,602   $8,072,000 1
2003/10/11 1 $7,995,000 -1% 3,102 $2,577   $16,182,000 2
2003/10/12 1 $5,907,000 -26% 3,102 $1,904   $22,089,322 3
2003/10/13 1 $3,196,000 -46% 3,102 $1,030   $25,286,000 4
2003/10/14 1 $2,126,000 -33% 3,102 $685   $27,412,000 5
2003/10/15 1 $1,704,000 -20% 3,102 $549   $29,116,000 6
2003/10/16 1 $1,692,000 -1% 3,102 $545   $30,811,000 7
2003/10/17 2 $4,214,000 +149% 3,102 $1,358   $35,025,000 8
2003/10/18 2 $5,275,000 +25% 3,102 $1,701   $40,352,000 9
2003/10/19 2 $2,960,000 -44% 3,102 $954   $43,235,778 10
2003/10/20 2 $1,163,000 -61% 3,102 $375   $44,398,000 11
2003/10/21 2 $1,319,000 +13% 3,102 $425   $45,717,000 12
2003/10/22 2 $1,029,000 -22% 3,102 $332   $46,746,000 13
2003/10/23 2 $997,000 -3% 3,102 $321   $47,682,000 14
2003/10/24 6 $2,203,000 +121% 2,633 $837   $49,885,000 15
2003/10/25 7 $2,523,000 +15% 2,633 $958   $52,240,000 16
2003/10/26 6 $1,798,000 -29% 2,633 $683   $54,037,681 17
2003/10/27 4 $669,000 -63% 2,633 $254   $54,707,000 18
2003/10/28 5 $736,000 +10% 2,633 $280   $55,442,000 19
2003/10/29 6 $615,000 -16% 2,633 $234   $56,057,000 20
2003/10/30 6 $487,000 -21% 2,633 $185   $56,272,000 21
2003/10/31 6 $965,000 +98% 2,429 $397   $57,237,000 22
2003/11/01 8 $2,197,000 +128% 2,429 $904   $59,418,000 23
2003/11/02 7 $1,385,000 -37% 2,429 $570   $60,801,929 24
2003/11/03 5 $537,000 -61% 2,429 $221   $61,439,000 25
2003/11/04 5 $589,000 +10% 2,429 $242   $62,027,000 26
2003/11/05 8 $430,000 -27% 2,429 $177   $62,457,000 27
2003/11/06 8 $309,000 -28% 2,429 $127   $62,475,000 28
2003/11/10 10 $338,000   1,681 $201   $65,136,000 32
2003/11/11 11 $458,000 +36% 1,681 $272   $65,594,000 33
2003/11/12 10 $259,000 -43% 1,681 $154   $65,853,000 34
2003/11/13 10 $222,000 -14% 1,681 $132   $65,979,000 35
2004/01/19 52 $5,975   30 $199   $69,764,145 102
2004/02/16 68 $1,600   17 $94   $69,857,147 130

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/10/10 1 $22,089,322   3,102 $7,121   $22,089,322 3
2003/10/17 2 $12,424,841 -44% 3,102 $4,005   $43,235,778 10
2003/10/24 7 $6,355,590 -49% 2,633 $2,414   $54,037,681 17
2003/10/31 7 $4,529,607 -29% 2,429 $1,865   $60,801,929 24
2003/11/07 11 $2,322,779 -49% 1,681 $1,382   $64,797,396 31
2003/11/14 14 $1,427,946 -39% 903 $1,581   $67,406,938 38
2003/11/21 17 $565,486 -60% 398 $1,421   $68,417,240 45
2003/11/28 26 $331,371 -41% 208 $1,593   $69,029,786 52
2003/12/05 32 $124,871 -62% 147 $849   $69,272,523 59
2003/12/12 38 $80,433 -36% 113 $712   $69,422,663 66
2003/12/19 44 $43,141 -46% 64 $674   $69,508,791 73
2003/12/26 55 $35,998 -17% 48 $750   $69,577,340 80
2004/01/02 54 $40,164 +12% 38 $1,057   $69,655,060 87
2004/01/09 57 $32,083 -20% 37 $867   $69,709,901 94
2004/01/16 61 $27,822 -13% 30 $927   $69,758,170 101
2004/01/23 62 $21,604 -22% 23 $939   $69,796,127 108
2004/01/30 63 $12,700 -41% 21 $605   $69,820,816 115
2004/02/06 78 $11,050 -13% 14 $789   $69,840,882 122
2004/02/13 71 $9,634 -13% 17 $567   $69,855,547 129
2004/02/20 91 $7,308 -24% 10 $731   $69,869,068 136
2004/02/27 101 $2,886 -61% 8 $361   $69,875,449 143
2004/03/05 82 $3,550 +23% 8 $444   $69,882,929 150
2004/03/12 86 $4,137 +17% 8 $517   $69,889,848 157
2004/03/19 86 $3,167 -23% 8 $396   $69,897,284 164
2004/03/26 118 $1,922 -39% 6 $320   $69,902,009 171
2004/04/02 118 $999 -48% 5 $200   $69,904,450 178
2004/04/09 93 $4,432 +344% 4 $1,108   $69,909,813 185
2004/04/23 44 $67,390   143 $471   $69,978,747 199
2004/04/30 58 $43,265 -36% 107 $404   $70,050,813 206
2004/05/07 74 $14,339 -67% 61 $235   $70,081,403 213
2004/05/14 107 $5,872 -59% 32 $184   $70,093,584 220
2004/05/21 130 $2,256 -62% 13 $174   $70,098,138 227

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/5/20111610,220 10,220$112,724$112,724373
8/28/20111913,474 62,988$134,601$639,854385
9/4/20111112,235-9% 75,223$119,171$759,025386
9/11/2011148,466-31% 83,689$95,751$854,776387
11/6/20111910,963 110,107$118,184$1,139,566395
3/11/20121610,815 132,578$116,158$1,380,907413
3/18/2012208,913-18% 141,491$94,118$1,475,025414

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