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Kokuriko-zaka Kara (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,000,878Details
International Box Office $48,742,934
Worldwide Box Office $49,743,812
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,636,269 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,777,727 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $4,413,996
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  7. Trailer


The setting is Yokohama in 1963, and the filmmakers bring to life the bustling seaside town, with its misty harbor, sun-drenched gardens, shops and markets, and some of the most mouthwatering Japanese home-cooking set to film. The story centers on an innocent romance beginning to bud between Umi and Shun, two high school kids caught up in the changing times. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the 1964 Olympics - and the mood is one of both optimism and conflict as the young generation struggles to throw off the shackles of a troubled past. While the children work together to save a dilapidated Meiji era club house from demolition, their tentative relationship begins to blossom. But - in an unexpected twist that parallels what the country itself is facing - a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
83% - Certified Fresh
79% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 15th, 2013 (Limited) by GKIDS, released as From Up on Poppy Hill
Video Release: September 3rd, 2013 by Cinedigm, released as From Up on Poppy Hill
MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and some incidental smoking images.
(Rating bulletin 2252, 12/12/2012)
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Olympics, Coming of Age, Romance, First Love, Anime, Voiceover/Narration, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Korean War, World War II, Intertitle
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Studio Ghibli
Production Countries: Japan

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,545 $4,516 Jun 14, 2013 94
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,970 $17,281 May 24, 2013 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,298 $19,344 May 17, 2013 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,403 $29,667 May 10, 2013 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,752 $33,278 May 3, 2013 52
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,027 $74,237 Apr 19, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,383 $92,923 Apr 12, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,683 $129,143 Apr 5, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,262 $115,006 Mar 29, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,252 $59,693 Mar 22, 2013 10


   Umi Matsuzaki
   Shun Kazama
Gillian Anderson    Hana Matsuzaki
Aubrey Plaza    Sachiko
Jamie Lee Curtis    Ryoko
Beau Bridges    Mr. Tokumaru
Bruce Dern    Onodera
Chris North    Akio
Charlie Sexton    Mizunuma
Isabelle Fuhrman    Sora
Christina Hendricks    Miki Hokuto
Raymond Ochoa    Riku
Alex Wolff    Riku
Jeff Dunham    Gen
Emily Osment    Nobuko
Ron Howard    Philosophy Club President
Jake Steinfeld    Fish Seller
Emily Bridges    Mr. Tokumaru's Assistant

Production and Technical Credits

Director (English Language Version)   
Screenwriter    Hayao Kirkpatrick
Adaptation (English Language Version)    Karey Kirkpatrick
Story Creator    Chizuru Takahashi
Story Creator    Tetsuro Sayama
Producer    Toshio Suzuki
Producer (English Language Version)    Geoffrey Wexler
Executive Producer (English Language Version)    Frank Marshall
Executive Producer (English Language Version)    Kathleen Kennedy
Composer    Satoshi Takebe
Co-Producer    Robyn Klein
Art Director    Noboru Iguchi
Art Director    Kamon Oba
Art Director    Yohei Takamatsu
Art Director    Takashi Omori
Recordist (English Language Version)    Stephen Urata
Re-Recording Mixer (English Language Version)    Gary Summers
Supervising Sound Editor (English Language Version)    Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
Sound Designer    Koji Kasamatsu
Dialogue Editor (English Language Version)    Steve Orlando
Dialogue Editor (English Language Version)    Brian Chumney
Casting    Holly Dorff

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 3rd, 2013

September 3rd, 2013

It's a really slow week on the home market. There's only one first-run release of note, Now You See Me, while the best-selling TV on DVD release is from the CW, The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fourth Season. That doesn't mean there are no new releases worth picking up. In fact, there are a couple of contenders for Pick of the Week. Blancanieves is one such contender, but while the DVD or Blu-ray is worth picking up, I think the target audience is a little too limited for Pick of the Week. Instead, that honor goes to From Up on Poppy Hill on Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: From Up on Poppy Hill

September 2nd, 2013

From Up on Poppy Hill is the latest film from Studio Ghibli to reach our shores. The film opened in limited release earlier this year and became the first film released by GKIDS to cross $1 million. Can the film live up to Studio Ghibli's previous films? If not, is it still good in its own regard? More...

Per Theater Chart: Bling Ring Steals Top Spot

June 20th, 2013

The Bling Ring's reviews didn't hurt its opening as it scored an average of $42,597 in five theaters. Given this start, reaching at least one major milestone seems likely, even with its reviews. Man of Steel took second place on the per theater chart with an average of $27,720. 20 Feet from Stardom earned an average of $18,199 in three theaters. This is a great start for a documentary. More...

Limited Releases: Go For Broke

March 15th, 2013

It is a pretty busy week for limited releases with a number of them that could do well. Blancanieves should do well in art house cinemas, but it is too out there for mainstream success. Likewise, From Up on Poppy Hill should draw in fans of Anime, but there are not enough of them to allow the film to expand significantly. Ginger and Rosa has more appeal to mainstream audiences and strong buzz, but its reviews are only good and not great. Spring Breakers is also earning reviews that are good, but not great. However, it has a planned wide opening next week, so unless that falls apart, it will be the biggest hit on this week's list. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/22 46 $59,693   6 $9,949   $131,926 10
2013/03/29 35 $115,006 +93% 24 $4,792   $279,701 17
2013/04/05 33 $129,143 +12% 40 $3,229   $470,934 24
2013/04/12 35 $92,923 -28% 48 $1,936   $607,861 31
2013/04/19 39 $74,237 -20% 47 $1,580   $722,424 38
2013/05/03 49 $33,278   39 $853   $854,018 52
2013/05/10 51 $29,667 -11% 37 $802   $897,111 59
2013/05/17 51 $19,344 -35% 31 $624   $928,589 66
2013/05/24 52 $17,281 -11% 23 $751   $958,610 73
2013/06/14 64 $4,516   9 $502   $1,000,878 94

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/22 49 $92,462   6 $15,410   $164,695 14
2013/03/29 36 $177,096 +92% 24 $7,379   $341,791 21
2013/04/05 34 $173,147 -2% 40 $4,329   $514,938 28
2013/04/12 34 $133,249 -23% 48 $2,776   $648,187 35
2013/05/03 53 $46,704   39 $1,198   $867,444 56
2013/05/10 52 $41,801 -10% 37 $1,130   $909,245 63
2013/05/17 53 $32,084 -23% 31 $1,035   $941,329 70
2013/05/24 56 $17,281 -46% 23 $751   $958,610 77

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/8/20132817,203 17,203$335,286$335,2861

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/8/20131216,163 16,163$358,663$358,6631

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