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Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016)

Mifune: The Last Samurai
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $52,969Details
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Explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made 16 remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema, including Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for not only The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood’s breakthrough, A Fistful of Dollars, but also George Lucas’ Star Wars.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 25th, 2016 (Limited) by Strand
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Samurai, Movie Business, Film Actor
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Sedic International Inc., Dentsu Inc., Tokyo Mx, Chuo Eigaboeki, Creative Associates, Limited, Farallon Films
Production Countries: Japan,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,481 $1,615 Jan 13, 2017 52
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,821 $867 Dec 30, 2016 38
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,013 $6,198 Dec 16, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,067 $14,839 Dec 9, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,657 $6,342 Dec 2, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,652 $4,296 Nov 25, 2016 3


Toshiro Mifune    Himself
Keanu Reeves    Narrator
Kyoko Kagawa    Herself
Wataru Akashi    Himself
Yoko Tsukasa    Herself
Takeshi Kato    Himself
Kaoru Yachigusa    Herself
Teruyo Nogami    Herself
Steven Spielberg    Himself
Martin Scorsese    Himself
Koji Yakusho    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Steven Okazaki
Screenwriter    Stuart Galbraith IV
Producer    Kensuke Zushi
Producer    Yukie Kito
Producer    Steven Okazaki
Producer    Taro Goto
Producer    Toshiaki Nakazawa
Producer    Toichiro Shiraishi
Composer    Jeffrey Wood
Editor    Steven Okazaki
Director of Photography    Tohru Hina
Director of Photography    Yasuyuki Ishikawa
Consulting Producer    Rikiya Mifune

Theater Averages: Lion Starts like a Lion with an Average of $30,840

November 29th, 2016


Lion led the way on the theater average chart this week with an average of $30,840 in four theaters. Its reviews are great and it could become a sleeper hit throughout the Christmas holidays. Up next was Manchester by the Sea with an average of $25,541 in 48 theaters. It still has plenty of room to expand and its Awards Season buzz is growing. Miss Sloane opened with an average of $19,932 in three theaters. This is good, but not good enough to think it will expand truly wide. The overall number one film, Moana, was next with an average of $14,615. The final film in the $10,000 club was Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with an average of $10,880. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Theaters Are Stuffed with Wide Releases

November 25th, 2016

Always Shine

While Thanksgiving weekend is a boon for wide releases, the number of potential monster hits in theaters scares away a lot of the limited releases. There are some great releases, like Always Shine and Baden Baden, as well as some bigger releases, like Lion and Miss Sloane. Hopefully they will find audiences in limited release. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/25 64 $4,296   1 $4,296   $4,296 3
2016/12/02 63 $6,342 +48% 3 $2,114   $12,747 10
2016/12/09 47 $14,839 +134% 8 $1,855   $31,348 17
2016/12/16 51 $6,198 -58% 9 $689   $44,431 24
2016/12/30 62 $867   3 $289   $49,438 38
2017/01/13 50 $1,615   3 $538   $52,969 52

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/25 68 $6,405   1 $6,405   $6,405 7
2016/12/02 63 $10,104 +58% 3 $3,368   $16,509 14
2016/12/09 49 $21,724 +115% 8 $2,716   $38,233 21
2016/12/16 59 $9,311 -57% 9 $1,035   $47,544 28
2016/12/23 75 $1,027 -89% 1 $1,027   $48,571 35
2016/12/30 58 $2,783 +171% 3 $928   $51,354 42

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