Kill Bill: Volume 2

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $66,207,920Details
International Box Office $84,700,000
Worldwide Box Office $150,907,920
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
84% - Certified Fresh
Audience
89% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$55,000,000
Theatrical Release: April 16th, 2004 (Wide) by Miramax
Video Release: August 10th, 2004 by Miramax Video
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and brief drug use
Franchise: Kill Bill
Keywords: Revenge, Non-Chronological, Hitmen
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

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...

Sideways is Golden

Golden Globe Nominations were announced on Monday and as with the IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Sideways lead the pack with 7 nominations. This does not mean it is the favorite in any particular category, but it does help its chances of taking home some hardware on January 16th. More...

DVD Releases for August 10, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section, including the winner of the DVD Pick of the Week, The Lost Boys - Special Edition - Buy from Amazon. More...

Spider-Man Stuck on Top

Despite a severe, nearly 50% drop at the box office, Spider-man 2 remained on top with $31.6 million, including a record $1.6 million in India, the biggest opening for a Hollywood film in that market. However, the news isn't all good as big drop-offs continue to plague the Marvel web-slinger, 56% in France, 50% in the U.K. and 59% in Spain. But it is still earning immense figures thanks to record-breaking openings and should cross $600 million worldwide early in the mid-week and $300 million internationally during next weekend. More...

Troy Triumphant

Opening in an additional 11 markets helped Troy's international box office grow substantially during its second weekend of international release. Its sophomore session saw it take in $71.0 million on 10,272 screens in 58 markets, that's almost 30% more from its debut. The film was huge in several major markets including $10.9 million in the U.K., $6.1 million in Japan, $6.3 million in Italy, $4.6 million in South Korea, and $3.4 million in Russia. Its international box office is now just shy of $150 million and should become the number one film of 2004 on that chart within a few weeks. Worldwide the film has earned more than $200 million and should double that before its run is over. More...

$100 Million Opening for Troy

In addition to the $46.9 million Troy earned at the domestic box office, the ancient history movie made $54.7 million on 6,722 screens in 47 markets internationally. Some highlights were the $8.5 million in Germany, $6.3 million in Spain, $5.1 million in France and $4.7 million in Australia. And while a $107 million opening weekend seems spectacular, this is a very expensive film to get to theatres. Combine the production budget, domestic P&A budgets, translations / dubbing / subtitles, etc. and the final cost is nearing $250 million. On the plus side, Troy should have better legs and more international appeal than Van Helsing so Warner Bros. should see a profit before the home market. P.S. If this story sounds familiar, you must have a long memory. More...

$100 Million Opening for Van Helsing

In addition to the $51.7 million Van Helsing earned at the domestic box office, the monster movie made $55.3 million on 5,254 screens in 41 markets internationally. Not only was that easily the largest box office this weekend, but it was the best we've seen this year. Some highlights were the $9.9 million in the U.K. and $7 million in Germany. And while a $107 million opening weekend seems spectacular, this is a very expensive film to get to theatres. Combine the production budget, domestic P&A budgets, translations / dubbing / subtitles, etc. and the final cost is nearing $250 million. A strong home market will be needed before Universal sees a profit. More...

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...

Kill Bill Volume 2 Beats Competition, Volume 1

Kill Bill: Volume 2's first foray into the foreign markets proved very profitable. The film earned $18.5 million in 21 markets and increases compared to the debut of the original in all but one market. Many of those increases were in the double-digit range so it's an impressive start. Unfortunately, one of the largest markets for the first film, Japan, saw a huge 47% drop for Volume 2. This can easily be explained by the fact that half of Volume 1 took place in Japan. More...

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...

Is any Movie Going to set the Box Office on Fire?

Just the two wide releases this week targeting two entirely different audiences. So we could have two break out hits this week. Then again, probably not. April started out ok, but it has really started to suffer and it doesn't look better next weekend. Summer can't start too soon. More...

Bill Battles to the Top of the Per Theatre Charts

No film could make $10,000 per theatre this weekend and that's the third time in four weeks that's happened. In top spot was Kill Bill: Volume 2 with an average of $8,450 in 2,971. There were a few There were several holdovers on the list, including Robot Stories, which has been in release for more than two months. More...

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...

Bill Hopes to Make a Killing at the Box Office

For the first time this month we don't have an overload of new movies opening up. However, the two wider releases we do have are in direct competition for the same audience, so the same ticket splitting will still happen. That will make it hard for both films to succeed. There's an addition film opening sort of wide, but at just 1000 theatres don't expect it to make much of an impact. More...

Movie Websites Launches for Aril 9 - April 15

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, The Punisher - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

DVD Releases for April 13, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. There was a bumper crop of smaller releases this week with half a dozen of them on the list and it is one of those, Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed, that is my DVD pick of the week. More...

Movie Websites Launches for Aril 2 - April 8

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. This week saw a deceptively poor crop of site as there were a lot of movie site launched / updated / released, more than 30 in fact. However, very few of them even came close to the being considered for this week's award. It's so bad I've spent the last 3 hours looking for a gem of movie site that I may have missed in previous weeks. In the end it was Kill Bill: Volume 2 - Official Site that won the award with only one or two other that were even briefly considered. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

2004 Summer Preview - Part 1: April


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With summer just around the corner ... Yes I know Spring started a week ago, but this is the movie industry, we do things differently. So with Summer just around the corner it's time for the Summer Movie Preview, Part 1 - April. In April we have nearly 20 films opening wide over 5 weekends, or almost 4 per weekend. That much variety should please moviegoers, but that much competition will kill the chances of half the movies released. More...

Movie Websites Launches for March 5 - March 11

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, The Ladykillers - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

New Movie Release Dates

This week's new batch of movie release dates sees the studios start to position themselves for blockbuster performances in Summer 2005, and do some shuffling around of less ambitious releases in 2004. Among movies with new or moved dates: a remake of The Longest Yard, a revival of The Pink Panther, an adaptation of TV's Bewitched, Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volume 2 and many more. More...

Cast

Uma Thurman    The Bride (a.k.a. Black Mamba)
David Carradine    Bill
Lucy Liu    O-Ren Ishii
Vivica Fox    Vernita Green
Michael Madsen    Budd
Daryl Hannah    Elle Driver
Gordon Liu    Pei Mai
Michael Parks    Esteban Vihaio/Earl McGraw
Perla Haney-Jardine    B.B.
Chris Nelson    Tommy Plympton
Larry Bishop    Larry Gomez
Ambrosia Kelly    Nikki
James Parks    Edgar McGraw
Jonathan Loughran    Trucker
Michael Bowen    Buck
Kenji Oba    Bald Guy
Yoshijuki Morishita    Tokyo Businessman
Jun Kunimura    Boss Tanaka
Goro Daimon    Boss Honda
Kazuki Kitamura    Boss Koji
Akaji Maro    Boss Ozawah
Shun Sugata    Boss Benta
Sakichi Sato    Charlie Brown
Tetsuro Shimaguchi    Crazy 88
Boba Boba    Crazy 88
So Yamanaka    Crazy 88
Issei Takahashi    Crazy 88
Chiaki Kuriyama    Gogo
Yuki Kazamatsuri    Proprietor
Sonny Chiba    Hattori Hanzo
Julie Dreyfus    Sofie Fatale
Bo Svenson    Reverend Harmony/Deadly Viper Assassination Squad
Jeannie Epper    Mrs. Harmony
Stephanie L. Moore    Joleen/Deadly Viper Assassination Squad
Shana Stein    Erica
Caitlin Keats    Janeen/Deadly Viper Assassination Squad
Samuel L. Jackson    Rufus
Reda Beebe    Lucky
Sid Haig    Jay
Laura Cayouette    Rocket/Deadly Viper Assassination Squad
Clark Middleton    Ernie/Deadly Viper Assassination Squad
Claire Smithies    Clarita/Deadly Viper Assassination Squad
Helen Kim    Karen/Deadly Viper Assassination Squad
Venessia Valentino    1st Grade Teacher/Deadly Viper Assassination Squad
Vicki Lucai    Trixie
Thea Rose    Melanie Harrhouse
William Paul Clark    Soda Jerk
Stevo Polyi    Tim
Al Manuel Douglas    Marty Kitrosser
Patricia Silva    Hooker
Maria Del Rosario Gutierrez    Hooker
Sonia Angelica Padilla Curiel    Hooker
Veronica Janet Martinez    Hooker
Lucia Cruz Marroquin    Hooker
Citlati Guadalupe Bojorquez    Hooker
Graciela Salazar Mendoza    Hooker
Maria De Lourdes Lombera    Hooker
Jorge Silva    Bartender/Pimp

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Quentin Tarantino
Screenwriter    Quentin Tarantino
Story Creator    Quentin Tarantino
Story Creator    Uma Thurman
Producer    Lawrence Bender
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Erica Steinberg
Executive Producer    E. Bennett Walsh
Production Designer    David Wasco
Production Designer    Cao Jui Ping
Editor    Sally Menke
Composer    The RZA
Composer    Robert Rodriguez
Director of Photography    Robert Richardson
Associate Producer    Dede Nickerson
Assistant Director    William Paul Cook
Unit Production Manager    Cornelia Ryan
Art Director    Daniel Bradford
Art Director    Liu Lu Yi
Set Decorator    Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
Set Decorator    Ma Ying
Costume Designer    Catherine Thomas
Costume Designer    Kumiko Ogawa
Costumer Supervisor (International)    Helen Rose Monaghan
Costume Supervisor    Daniel Grant North
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    Harry Cohen
Supervising Sound Editor    Scott Martin Gershin
Sound Effects Editor    Jon Title
Sound Effects Editor    Hector Gika
Sound Effects Editor    Tom Ozanich
Sound Designer    Kerry Ann Carmean-Williams
Sound Designer    Dino R. Dimuro
Dialogue Editor    Michael Hertlein
Dialogue Editor    Frederick H. Stahly
Dialogue Editor    Todd Niesen
Music Editor    Jay Richardson
Make up    Heba Thorisdottir
Hairstylist    Emanuel Millar
Music Supervisor    Mary Ramos
Casting Director    Johanna Ray
Casting (Beijing)    Li Hai Bin
Stunt Coordinator    Keith Adams

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/04/16 1 $10,600,000   2,971 $3,568   $10,600,000 1
2004/04/17 1 $8,335,000 -21% 2,971 $2,805   $19,110,000 2
2004/04/18 1 $5,995,000 -28% 2,971 $2,018   $25,104,949 3
2004/04/19 1 $2,269,000 -62% 2,971 $764   $27,374,000 4
2004/04/20 1 $2,088,000 -8% 2,971 $703   $29,463,000 5
2004/04/21 1 $1,885,000 -10% 2,971 $634   $31,348,000 6
2004/04/22 1 $1,518,000 -19% 2,971 $511   $32,552,000 7
2004/04/23 3 $3,200,000 +111% 3,073 $1,041   $35,800,000 8
2004/04/24 3 $4,169,000 +30% 3,073 $1,357   $39,930,000 9
2004/04/25 3 $3,032,000 -27% 3,073 $987   $42,961,864 10
2004/04/26 3 $1,114,000 -63% 3,073 $363   $44,076,000 11
2004/04/27 3 $1,140,000 +2% 3,073 $371   $45,216,000 12
2004/04/28 3 $875,000 -23% 3,073 $285   $46,091,000 13
2004/04/29 3 $790,000 -10% 3,073 $257   $46,796,000 14
2004/04/30 7 $1,600,000 +103% 2,742 $584   $48,400,000 15
2004/05/01 7 $2,437,000 +52% 2,674 $911   $50,840,000 16
2004/05/02 4 $1,815,000 -26% 2,674 $679   $52,654,119 17
2004/05/03 3 $671,000 -63% 2,674 $251   $53,325,000 18
2004/05/04 3 $642,000 -4% 2,674 $240   $53,967,000 19
2004/05/05 3 $546,000 -15% 2,674 $204   $54,513,000 20
2004/05/06 3 $423,000 -23% 2,674 $158   $54,770,000 21
2004/05/07 7 $900,000 +113% 1,952 $461   $55,700,000 22
2004/05/08 7 $1,286,000 +43% 1,952 $659   $56,967,000 23
2004/05/09 7 $825,000 -36% 1,952 $423   $57,791,775 24
2004/05/10 4 $400,000 -52% 1,952 $205   $58,192,000 25
2004/05/11 4 $403,000 +1% 1,952 $206   $58,595,000 26
2004/05/12 4 $390,000 -3% 1,952 $200   $58,985,000 27
2004/05/13 5 $326,000 -16% 1,952 $167   $59,207,000 28
2004/05/14 9 $600,000 +84% 1,401 $428   $59,800,000 29
2004/05/15 9 $652,000 +9% 1,401 $465   $60,335,000 30
2004/05/16 8 $500,000 -23% 1,401 $357   $60,836,074 31
2004/05/17 7 $247,000 -51% 1,401 $176   $61,084,000 32
2004/05/18 7 $267,000 +8% 1,401 $191   $61,351,000 33
2004/05/19 8 $199,000 -25% 1,401 $142   $61,550,000 34
2004/05/20 8 $191,000 -4% 1,401 $136   $61,633,000 35
2004/05/21 10 $300,000 +57% 854 $351   $61,900,000 36
2004/05/23 9 $350,000   854 $410   $62,711,658 38
2004/05/24 8 $218,000 -38% 854 $255   $62,929,000 39
2004/05/25 8 $156,000 -28% 854 $183   $63,085,000 40
2004/05/26 8 $161,000 +3% 854 $189   $63,246,000 41
2004/05/27 8 $141,000 -12% 854 $165   $63,328,000 42

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/04/16 1 $25,104,949   2,971 $8,450   $25,104,949 3
2004/04/23 3 $10,410,219 -59% 3,073 $3,388   $42,961,864 10
2004/04/30 7 $5,858,536 -44% 2,674 $2,191   $52,654,119 17
2004/05/07 7 $3,022,006 -48% 1,952 $1,548   $57,791,775 24
2004/05/14 9 $1,628,802 -46% 1,401 $1,163   $60,836,074 31
2004/05/21 9 $1,078,811 -34% 854 $1,263   $62,711,658 38
2004/05/28 12 $575,555 -47% 445 $1,293   $63,900,879 45
2004/06/04 14 $331,890 -42% 248 $1,338   $64,654,491 52
2004/06/11 15 $221,512 -33% 201 $1,102   $65,075,745 59
2004/06/18 23 $140,922 -36% 156 $903   $65,364,150 66
2004/06/25 32 $82,793 -41% 100 $828   $65,535,505 73
2004/07/02 31 $123,195 +49% 270 $456   $65,705,158 80
2004/07/09 35 $110,403 -10% 221 $500   $65,946,135 87
2004/07/16 44 $58,747 -47% 149 $394   $66,074,034 94
2004/07/23 59 $28,864 -51% 72 $401   $66,145,221 101
2004/07/30 63 $15,004 -48% 43 $349   $66,181,303 108
2004/08/06 72 $7,016 -53% 19 $369   $66,199,496 115
2004/08/13 101 $2,226 -68% 11 $202   $66,206,492 122
2004/08/20 106 $438 -80% 8 $55   $66,207,920 129

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/5/2011179,121 9,121$106,441$106,441356
9/4/2011179,668 39,858$110,890$458,983369
9/11/2011187,073-27% 46,931$70,167$529,150370
11/6/20111711,129 70,782$111,294$767,666378
3/11/20121810,389 93,538$92,666$970,633396

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