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Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

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
Running Time: 110 minutes
Franchise: Kill Bill
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Keywords: Revenge, Non-Chronological, Hitmen, Wedding Day Disasters
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: A Band Apart

Cast

   The Bride (a.k.a. Black Mamba)
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
Sonny Chiba    Hattori Hanzo
Julie Dreyfus    Sofie Fatale
Chiaki Kuriyama    Gogo Yubari
Gordon Liu    Johnny Mo
Michael Parks    Earl McGraw
Michael Bowen    Buck
Jun Kunimura    Boss Tanaka
Kenji Oba    Bald Guy, Sushi Shop
Yuki Kazamatsuri    Proprietor
James Parks    Edgar McGraw
Akaji Maro    Boss Ozawah
Kazuki Kitamura    Crazy 88 #2
Goro Daimon    Boss Honda
Shun Sugata    Boss Benta
Sachiko Fujii    The 5,6,7,8's
Yoshiko Yamaguchi    The 5,6,7,8's
Ronnie Yoshiko Fujiyama    The 5,6,7,8's
Sakichi Sato    Charlie Brown
Jonathan Loughran    Trucker
Yoshiyuki Morishita    Tokyo Business Man
Tetsuro Shimaguchi    Crazy 88 #1 Miki
Yoji Boba Tanaka    Crazy 88 #3
Issei Takahashi    Crazy 88 #4
So Yamanaka    Crazy 88 #5
Juri Manase    Crazy 88 #6, Girl
Zhang Jin Zhan    Boss Orgami
Hu Xiaohui    Young 88, Spanked Boy
Ambrosia Kelly    Nikki Bell
Shu Lan Tuan    Okinawa Airline Ticket Agent
Ai Maeda    Animated O-Ren
Naomi Kusumi    Boss Matsumato
Hikaru Midorikawa    Voice of Pretty Riki

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Quentin Tarantino
Producer    Lawrence Bender
Based on the Character of "The Bride" By    Q & U
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Erica Steinberg
Executive Producer    E. Bennett Walsh
Production Designer    Yohei Taneda
Production Designer    David Wasco
Director of Photography    Robert Richardson
Editor    Sally Menke
Composer    The RZA
Fight Choreographer-Martial Arts Advisor    Yuen Woo Ping
Associate Producer    Dede Nickerson
Associate Producer    Koko Maeda
Assistant Director    William Paul Clark
Unit Production Manager    Cornelia Ryan
Art Director    Daniel Bradford
Art Director    Hidefumi Hanatani
Set Decorator    Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
Set Decorator    Yoshihito Akatsuka
Costume Designer    Catherine Thomas
Costume Designer    Kumiko Ogawa
Costume Supervisor    Helen Rose Monaghan
Additional Editor    Joe D'Augustine
Sound Mixer    Mark Ulano
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Minkler
Re-recording Mixer    Myron Nettinga
Supervising Sound Editor    Wylie Stateman
Supervising Sound Editor    Scott Martin Gershin
Sound Effects Editor    Dino DiMuro
Sound Effects Editor    Scott Sanders
Sound Effects Editor    Dan Hegeman
Sound Effects Editor    Peter Zinda
Sound Effects Editor    Jon Title
Sound Designer    Harry Cohen
Sound Designer    Kerry Carmean-Williams
Sound Designer    Peter Sullivan
Dialogue Editor    Michael Hertlein
Dialogue Editor    Frederick H. Stahly
Dialogue Editor    Katrina Siegmund
Music Editor    Jay B. Richardson
Make up    Heba Thorisdottir
Hairstylist    Emanuel Millar
Special Make-up Effects    Greg Nicotero
Special Make-up Effects    Howard Berger
Music Supervisor    Mary Ramos
Music Supervisor    Michelle Kuznetsky
Casting Director    Johanna Ray
Casting Director    Koko Maeda
Stunt Coordinator    Keith Adams

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May 4th, 2004

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April 27th, 2004

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Fire on Top as Two Films have $20 million Openings

April 26th, 2004

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April 23rd, 2004

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Killing the Competition

April 19th, 2004

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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October 20th, 2003


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Will Kill Bill Thrill?

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October 10th, 2003


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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
6/5/2011169,603 9,603$105,923$105,923373
8/28/20111912,578 59,100$125,654$600,391385
9/4/20111111,486-9% 70,586$111,872$712,263386
9/11/2011148,272-28% 78,858$93,558$805,821387
11/6/20111910,702 109,615$115,372$1,137,391395
3/11/20121610,475 132,802$112,499$1,386,404413
3/18/2012208,654-17% 141,456$91,387$1,477,791414

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