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Empire of the Sun


The Numbers Rating: 8.40 (5 votes) Rate it - Rating Details
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 82% - Fresh
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,238,696
For full financial breakdown, please contact our research team.
Theatrical Release: December 9th, 1987 (Limited) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: April 13th, 1993 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG
Keywords: World War II, Coming of Age
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction

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Cast

John Malkovich    Basie
Miranda Richardson    Mrs. Victor
Nigel Havers    Dr. Rawlins
Christian Bale    Jim
Joe Pantoliano    Frank Demarest
Leslie Phillips    Maxton
Robert Stephens    Mr. Lockwood
Paul McGann    Lt. Price
David Neidorf    Tiptree
Ralph Seymour    Cohen
Ben Stiller    Dainty
Masato Ibu    Sgt. Nagata
Emily Richards    Jim's Mother
Rupert Frazer    Jim's Father
Peter Gale    Mr. Victor
Takatoro Kataoka    Kamikaze Boy Pilot
Zhai Nai She    Yang
Guts Ishimatsu    Sgt Uchida
Emma Piper    Amy Matthews
James Walker    Mr. Radik
Jack Dearlove    Singing Prisoner
Anna Turner    Mrs. Gilmour
Ann Castle    Mrs. Phillips
Yvonne Gilan    Mrs. Lockwood
Ralph Michael    Mr. Partridge
Sybil Maas    Mrs. Hug
Eric Flynn    British Prisoner
James Greene    British Prisoner
Simon Harrison    British Prisoner
Barrie Houghton    British Prisoner
Paula Hamilton    British Prisoner
Thea Ranft    British Prisoner
Tony Boncza    British Prisoner
Nigel Leach    British Prisoner
Sheridan Forbes    British Prisoner
Peter Copley    British Prisoner
Barbara Bolton    British Prisoner
Francesca Longrigg    British Prisoner
Samantha Warden    British Prisoner
Kieron Jecchinis    American Prisoner
Michael Crossman    American Prisoner
Gary Parker    American Prisoner
Ray Charleson    American Prisoner
Burt Kwouk    Mr. Chen
Tom Danaher    Col. Marshall
Kong Guo-Jun    Chinese Youth
Takao Yamada    Japanese Truck Driver
Hiro Arai    Japanese Sergeant, Air Field
Marc de Jong    Frenchman
Susan Leong    Amah
Nicholas Dastor    Paul
Edith Platten    Paul's Sister
Shirley Chantrell    Chinese Cook at Detention Centre
John Moore    Mr. Pym
Ann Queensberry    Mrs. Pym
Sylvia Marriott    Mrs. Partridge
Frank Duncan    Mrs. Hug's Father
Ronald Eng    Mr. Chen's Aide
Za Chuan Ce    Shopkeeper
Shi Rui Qing    Shopkeeper
Lu Ye    Merchant
Guo Xue Liang    Merchant
Ge Yan Zhao    Merchant

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Steven Spielberg
Story Creator    J.G. Ballard
Screenwriter    Tom Stoppard
Producer    Steven Spielberg
Producer    Kathleen Kennedy
Producer    Frank Marshall
Executive Producer    Robert Shipiro
Production Designer    Norman Reynolds
Editor    Michael Kahn
Cinematographer    Allen Daviau
Composer    John Williams
Associate Producer    Chris Kenny
Assistant Director    David Tomblin
Second Unit Director    Frank Marshall
Production Manager    Ted Morley
Supervising Art Director    Charles Bishop
Supervising Art Director    Maurice Fowler
Supervising Art Director    Norman Dorme
Art Director    Frederick Hole
Set Decorator    Harry Cordwell
Set Decorator    Michael Ford
Second Unit Camera    Jimmy Devis
Costume Designer    Bob Ringwood
Costume Supervisor    Patrick Wheatley
Associate Editor    Colin Wilson
Associate Editor    Martin Cohen
Associate Editor    Craig Bassett
Sound Mixer    Colin Charles
Sound Mixer    Tony Dawe
Re-recording Mixer    Robert Knudson
Re-recording Mixer    Don Digirolamo
Re-recording Mixer    John Boyd
Supervising Sound Editor    Charles L. Campbell
Supervising Sound Editor    Louis L. Edemann
Sound Editor    Larry Carow
Sound Editor    Lucy Coldsnow
Sound Editor    Jim Isaacs
Sound Editor    Chuck Neely
Sound Editor    Rodger Sword
Music Editor    Ken Wannberg
Make-up and Hair Designer    Paul Engelen
Make-up and Hair Designer    Vera Mitchell

Weekend Chart Record

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/12/11 9 $1,314,509   225 $5,842   $1,387,297 5
1987/12/25 9 $2,914,509   673 $4,331   $6,610,192 19
1988/01/01 10 $3,183,207 +9% 673 $4,730   $11,977,789 26
1988/01/08 10 $1,822,927 -43% 673 $2,709   $14,574,930 33
1988/01/22 16 $770,000   409 $1,883   $17,398,531 47