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To Be Takei (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $51,481Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $92,351 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $92,351
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From outer space to Capitol Hill, from the silver screen to YouTube, George Takei has blazed his own trail while conquering new frontiers with a beaming trademark grin. To Be Takei is a look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei. His wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting. The film offers unprecedented access to the daily life of George and his husband/business partner Brad and chronicles George’s fascinating personal journey from Japanese American internment camp to his iconic and groundbreaking role as Sulu on Star Trek, and his rise as an pop culture icon.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
91% - Certified Fresh
75% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 22nd, 2014 (Limited) by Starz Media
Video Release: October 7th, 2014 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, LGBT, Internet, Asian-Americans, World War II, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Rainbow Shooting Star Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,240 $1,194 Sep 19, 2014 31
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,162 $265 Sep 5, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,541 $7,101 Aug 29, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,027 $22,846 Aug 22, 2014 3


George Takei    Himself
Leonard Nimoy    Himself
William Shatner    Himself
Nichelle Nichols    Herself
Walter Koenig    Himself
Dan Savage    Himself
Mark Leno    Himself
Brad Takei    Himself
Howard Stern    Himself
Dan Parent    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jennifer Kroot
Producer    Jennifer Kroot
Producer    Gerry Kim
Producer    Mayuran Tiruchelvam
Producer    Tina Kroot
Editor    Bill Weber
Composer    Michael Hearst
Director of Photography    Chris Million
Co-Director    Bill Weber

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 7th, 2014

October 7th, 2014

The biggest release of the week is Edge of Tomorrow, which is coming out on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack. However, while the reviews are excellent, the extras are not quite up to the Pick of the Week level. The same is true of the To Be Takei DVD, but fortunately there is a winner out there. Adventure Time: Season Four is better than the previous seasons and the DVD or Blu-ray have enough extras to be the best release of the week. Meanwhile, The Grand Seduction on DVD earns the Puck of the Week for best Canadian release. More...

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August 22nd, 2014

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/22 55 $22,846   22 $1,038   $22,846 3
2014/08/29 74 $7,101 -69% 7 $1,014   $43,089 10
2014/09/05 105 $265 -96% 1 $265   $48,703 17
2014/09/19 95 $1,194   2 $597   $51,481 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/22 53 $35,988   22 $1,636   $35,988 7
2014/08/29 75 $12,450 -65% 7 $1,779   $48,438 14
2014/09/05 98 $265 -98% 1 $265   $48,703 21
2014/09/12 95 $1,124 +324% 2 $562   $49,827 28

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