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Bakemono no ko (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $490,643Details
International Box Office $2,347,497Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,838,140
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $212,382 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,953,711 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $2,166,093
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  8. Trailer


When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,901-9,000) 8,907 $490,643
All Time International Box Office (Rank 5,501-5,600) 5,560 $2,347,497
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 9,001-9,100) 9,075 $2,838,140
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,276 $490,643

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 4th, 2016 (Limited) by FUNimation, released as The Boy and the Beast
International Releases: November 25th, 2015 (Wide) (South Korea)
December 4th, 2015 (Wide) (Taiwan)
December 24th, 2015 (Wide) (Thailand)
December 31st, 2015 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
January 13th, 2016 (Wide) (France)
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Video Release: June 7th, 2016 by Funimation Productions, released as The Boy and the Beast
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and language.
(Rating bulletin 2410 (Cert #50236), 2/3/2016)
Running Time: 119 minutes
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Keywords: Orphan, Anime, Non-Chronological, Talking Animals, Animal Lead, Step-Family, Professional Rivalry, Death of a Colleague
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Studio Chizu, Nippon Television Network
Production Countries: Japan

Leading Cast

   Young Kyuta

Supporting Cast

Shota Sometani    Teen Kyuta
Suzu Hirose    Kaede
Sumire Morohoshi    Chico
Yo Oizumi    Tatara
Kazuhiro Yamaji    Iozen
Mamoru Miyano    Teen Ichirohiko
Haru Kuroki    Young Ichirohiko
Kappei Yamaguchi    Teen Jiromaru

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Mamoru Hosoda    Screenwriter
Daisuke Kadoya    Producer
Seiji Okuda    Producer
Yuichiro Sato    Producer
Shigeru Nishiyama    Editor
Masakatsu Takagi    Composer
Takashi Omori    Director of Photography
Yohei Takamatsu    Director of Photography
Yoichi Nishikawa    Director of Photography

Home Market Releases for June 7th, 2016

June 8th, 2016


The list of new home market releases isn't particularly long, but it includes Zootopia the best movie of the year, so it feels like an amazing week. It isn't the only contender for Pick of the Week this week, as Anomalisa, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Director's Cut, and others are also worth considering. The Martian: Extended Edition is also a must have, if you don't own it yet. More...

Theater Averages: Zootopia Knight a Theater Average Champion with $19,614

March 9th, 2016


Zootopia not only earned first place on the overall box office, it also topped the theater average chart with an average of $19,614. The only other film to earn more than $10,000 per theater was Knight of Cups, which earned an average of $15,138 in four theaters. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: King of Limited Release

March 4th, 2016

Knight of Cups

There's no limited release on this week's list that looks like a sure hit. Knight of Cups has the pedigree, but not the reviews. On the other hand, Emelie has excellent reviews, but it is playing on Video on Demand. Songs My Brothers Taught Me is a low key release, but maybe it will find a receptive audience in theaters. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/03/04 29 $274,247   122 $2,248   $274,247 1
2016/03/11 46 $73,739 -73% 86 $857   $446,142 2

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/03/04 - $103,104   123 $838   $103,104 1
2016/03/05 - $97,597 -5% 122 $800   $200,701 2
2016/03/06 - $73,546 -25% 122 $603   $274,247 3
2016/03/07 - $24,654 -66% 119 $207   $298,901 4

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/03/04 28 $372,403   122 $3,052   $372,403 1
2016/03/11 46 $111,103 -70% 62 $1,792   $483,506 2
2016/03/18 88 $6,251 -94% 5 $1,250   $489,757 3
2016/03/25 101 $886 -86% 1 $886   $490,643 4

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 3/4/2016 $66,083 41 41 55 $98,494 6/9/2016
France 1/13/2016 $308,416 162 162 162 $308,416 6/9/2016
Hong Kong 12/31/2015 $0 0 5 8 $47,207 6/9/2016
Hungary 1/14/2016 $4,833 10 10 10 $6,617 1/20/2016
Iraq 3/31/2016 $0 0 3 4 $1,359 4/19/2016
Kuwait 3/31/2016 $0 0 7 7 $15,682 4/12/2016
Lebanon 3/31/2016 $2,257 6 6 6 $2,257 4/5/2016
New Zealand 3/4/2016 $12,134 13 13 21 $14,868 6/9/2016
Oman 3/31/2016 $0 0 1 1 $218 4/12/2016
Portugal 3/24/2016 $0 0 2 2 $700 6/9/2016
South Korea 11/25/2015 $532,283 363 363 749 $1,368,394 12/23/2015
Spain 4/22/2016 $0 0 15 15 $36,922 6/9/2016
Taiwan 12/4/2015 $0 0 2 5 $400,801 6/9/2016
Thailand 12/24/2015 $6,376 10 10 15 $14,311 6/9/2016
United Arab Emirates 3/31/2016 $0 0 18 20 $31,251 4/19/2016
International Total$2,347,497 6/9/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/12/20161111,780 11,780$350,337$350,3371

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