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Nuclear Nation (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,960Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $24,470 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $24,470
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March 11, 2011: A huge tsunami triggered by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, crippling the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, releasing radiation, and turning the residents of Futaba into "nuclear refugees." The devastation experienced by the town -- dead livestock left to rot, crops abandoned, homes and businesses destroyed -- was infinitely worse than anything reported by the newspapers. A year later, many refugees are still unable to return to contaminated homes. The irony of this disaster occurring in a nation that experienced two nuclear bombs is not lost on the victims who poignantly question their responsibility for striking a Faustian bargain with nuclear power. Nuclear Nation examines a tragedy in miniature, but also suggests that it could one day be replicated on a grand scale – perhaps in your own backyard.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
90% - Fresh
71% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 11th, 2013 (Limited) by First Run Features
Video Release: October 21st, 2014 by First Run Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Disaster, Environment, Agitprop, Refugee
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Documentary Japan, Big River Films
Production Countries: Japan

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,338 $2,268 Dec 13, 2013 5


Katsutaka Idogawa    Mayor, Town of Futaba Town
Banri Kaieda    Former Minister of Economy, Trade & Industry
Goshi Hosono    Nuclear Crisis Minister
Emperor Akihito    Himself
Empress Michiko    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Editor    Atsushi Funahashi
Producer    Yoshiko Hashimoto
Director of Photography    Atsushi Funahashi
Director of Photography    Yutaka Yamazaki
Composer    Haruyuki Suzuki
Composer    Ryuichi Sakamoto

Per Theater Chart: Hustle Speeds to the Top

December 17th, 2013

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Limited Releases look to Save America

December 13th, 2013

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On the one hand, this is an amazing weekend for limited releases as there are not one, but two films opening that are very likely going to earn multiple Oscar nominations. On the other hand, most films opening this weekend are earning weak releases. The two main Oscar contenders are American Hustle and Saving Mr. Banks, while The Crash Reel is up for Best Feature-Length Documentary. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/13 53 $2,268   1 $2,268   $3,600 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/06 61 $1,332   1 $1,332   $1,332 2
2013/12/13 57 $3,628 +172% 1 $3,628   $4,960 9

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