Lost in Translation

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $44,585,453Details
International Box Office $72,499,844
Worldwide Box Office $117,085,297
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
95% - Certified Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 12th, 2003 (Limited) by Focus Features
Video Release: February 3rd, 2004 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content
Running Time: 102 minutes
Keywords: Advertising and Marketing, Culture Clash, Language Barrier
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: American Zoetrope, Elemental Films

Cast

   Bob Harris
   Charlotte
Giovanni Ribisi    John
Anna Faris    Kelly
Fumihiro Hayashi    Charlie
Akiko Takeshita    Ms. Kawasaki
Kazuyoshi Minamimagoe    Press Agent
Kazuko Shibata    Press Agent
Take Take    Press Agent
Ryuichiro Baba    Concierge
Akira Yamaguchi    Bellboy
Catherine Lambert    Jazz Singer
Francois du Bois    Sausalito Piano
Tim Leffman    Sausalito Guitar
Gregory Pekar    American Businessman
Richard Allen    American Businessman
Yutaka Tadokoro    Commercial Director
Jun Maki    Suntory Client
Nao Asuka    Premium Fantasy Woman
Tetsuro Naka    Stills Photographer
Kanako Nakazato    Make-Up Person
Hiroko Kawasaki    Hiroko
Daikon Daikon    Bambie
Asuka Shimuzu    Kelly's Translator
Ikuko Takahashi    Ikebana Instructor
Koichi Tanaka    Bartender, NY Bar
Hugo Codaro    Aerobics Instructor
Akiko Monou    P Chan
Akimitsu Naruyama    French Japanese Club Patron
Hiroshi Kawashima    Bartender, Night Club
Toshikawa Hiromi    Hiromix
Nobuhiko Kitamura    Nobu
Nao Kitman    Nao
Kurosawa Ry?hei    Hans
Kunichi Nomura    Kun
Yasuhiko Hattori    Charlie's Friend
Shigekazu Aida    Mr. Valentine
Kazuo Yamada    Hospital Receptionist
Akira Motomura    Old Man
Osamu Shigematu    Doctor
Mathew Minami    TV Host
Kei Takyo    TV Translator
Ryoichi Kondo    Politician
Yumi Ikeda    Politician's Aide
Yumika Saki    Politician's Aide
Yuji Okabe    Politician's Aide
Diedrich Bollman    German Hotel Guest
Georg O.P. Eschert    German Hotel Guest
Mark Willms    Carl West
Lisle Wilkerson    Sexy Businesswoman

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Sofia Coppola
Producer    Ross Katz
Executive Producer    Francis Ford Coppola
Executive Producer    Fred Roos
Associate Producer    Mitch Glazer
Line Producer    Callum Greene
Director of Photography    Lance Acord
Editor    Sarah Flack
Production Designer    Anne Ross
Production Designer    K.K. Barrett
Costume Designer    Nancy Steiner
Music Producer    Brian Reitzell
Co-Producer    Stephen Schible
Assistant Director    Takahide Kawakami
Production Supervisor    Anthony Katagas
Art Director    Mayumi Tomita
Set Decorator    Towako Kuwajima
Set Decorator    Tomomi Nishio
Costume Supervisor    Anita Brown
Costume Supervisor    Haruka Takahashi
Sound Mixer    Drew Kunin
Re-recording Mixer    Richard Beggs
Re-recording Mixer    Kent Sparling
Supervising Sound Editor    Michael Kirchberger
Sound Effects Editor    Julia Shirar
Sound Designer    Richard Beggs
Dialogue Editor    David Cohen
Music Editor    Richard Beggs
Make up    Morag Ross
Composer    Kevin Shields
Additional Music    Brian Reitzell
Additional Music    Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.
Additional Music    William Storkson
Music Supervisor    Brian Reitzell
Casting Director    Ryoichi Kondo
Stunt Coordinator    Hirofumi Nakase

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/09/19 10 $883,000   183 $4,825   $2,250,000 8
2003/09/22 8 $242,000   183 $1,322   $4,199,000 11
2003/09/23 8 $265,000 +10% 183 $1,448   $4,464,000 12
2003/09/24 8 $235,000 -11% 183 $1,284   $4,699,000 13
2003/09/25 8 $235,000 n/c 183 $1,284   $4,952,000 14
2003/09/26 10 $1,026,000 +337% 488 $2,102   $5,978,000 15
2003/09/27 10 $1,652,000 +61% 488 $3,385   $7,634,000 16
2003/09/28 9 $1,007,000 -39% 488 $2,064   $8,640,267 17
2003/09/29 9 $288,000 -71% 488 $590   $8,928,000 18
2003/09/30 8 $320,000 +11% 488 $656   $9,249,000 19
2003/10/01 8 $284,000 -11% 488 $582   $9,533,000 20
2003/10/02 6 $332,000 +17% 488 $680   $9,863,000 21
2003/10/03 7 $1,256,000 +278% 864 $1,454   $11,119,000 22
2003/10/04 7 $1,992,000 +59% 864 $2,306   $13,037,000 23
2003/10/05 7 $979,000 -51% 864 $1,133   $14,017,704 24
2003/10/06 7 $331,000 -66% 864 $383   $14,348,000 25
2003/10/07 7 $335,000 +1% 864 $388   $14,683,000 26
2003/10/08 7 $294,000 -12% 864 $340   $14,977,000 27
2003/10/09 7 $331,000 +13% 864 $383   $15,299,000 28
2003/10/10 10 $800,000 +142% 882 $907   $16,099,000 29
2003/10/11 10 $1,217,000 +52% 882 $1,380   $17,320,000 30
2003/10/12 10 $804,000 -34% 882 $912   $18,121,154 31
2003/10/13 10 $343,000 -57% 882 $389   $18,464,000 32
2003/10/14 10 $224,000 -35% 882 $254   $18,688,000 33
2003/10/21 10 $183,000   771 $237   $21,308,000 40
2003/10/22 10 $169,000 -8% 771 $219   $21,476,000 41
2003/10/23 10 $171,000 +1% 771 $222   $21,628,000 42
2004/01/19 22 $164,728   366 $450   $33,748,834 130
2004/02/16 15 $256,444   600 $427   $42,072,415 158

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/09/12 15 $925,087   23 $40,221   $925,087 3
2003/09/19 10 $2,622,737 +184% 183 $14,332   $3,957,342 10
2003/09/26 10 $3,688,538 +41% 488 $7,558   $8,640,267 17
2003/10/03 7 $4,163,333 +13% 864 $4,819   $14,017,704 24
2003/10/10 10 $2,822,419 -32% 882 $3,200   $18,121,154 31
2003/10/17 11 $1,903,194 -33% 771 $2,468   $20,964,443 38
2003/10/24 13 $1,483,166 -22% 568 $2,611   $23,111,364 45
2003/10/31 13 $1,233,218 -17% 522 $2,362   $24,844,796 52
2003/11/07 13 $942,992 -24% 380 $2,482   $26,244,243 59
2003/11/14 15 $706,284 -25% 301 $2,346   $27,310,686 66
2003/11/21 18 $531,787 -25% 228 $2,332   $28,061,165 73
2003/11/28 19 $544,363 +2% 177 $3,075   $28,901,949 80
2003/12/05 20 $283,758 -48% 156 $1,819   $29,310,562 87
2003/12/12 23 $217,008 -24% 148 $1,466   $29,649,058 94
2003/12/19 22 $263,089 +21% 130 $2,024   $30,032,449 101
2003/12/26 26 $370,468 +41% 117 $3,166   $30,656,612 108
2004/01/02 25 $499,543 +35% 123 $4,061   $31,586,561 115
2004/01/09 20 $747,470 +50% 342 $2,186   $32,520,705 122
2004/01/16 21 $763,034 +2% 366 $2,085   $33,584,106 129
2004/01/23 22 $725,768 -5% 357 $2,033   $34,677,058 136
2004/01/30 15 $2,156,557 +197% 632 $3,412   $37,437,901 143
2004/02/06 15 $1,731,915 -20% 630 $2,749   $39,853,665 150
2004/02/13 15 $1,492,810 -14% 600 $2,488   $41,815,971 157
2004/02/20 18 $831,250 -44% 481 $1,728   $43,217,012 164
2004/02/27 23 $432,129 -48% 291 $1,485   $43,871,278 171
2004/03/05 29 $243,105 -44% 179 $1,358   $44,161,419 178
2004/03/12 37 $120,027 -51% 111 $1,081   $44,477,523 185
2004/03/19 50 $42,950 -64% 51 $842   $44,566,004 192

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