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Kaze Tachinu (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,201,879Details
International Box Office $112,722,821Details
Worldwide Box Office $117,924,700
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $3,111,511 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $5,206,613 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $8,318,124
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  8. Trailer


Jirou dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and thus unable to become a pilot, Jirou joins the aircraft division of a major Japanese engineering company in 1927. His genius is soon recognized, and he grows to become one of the world's most accomplished airplane designers. Key historical events deeply affected the course of Jirou's life, including the great Kanto earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic, and Japan's plunge into war. He meets and falls in love with Naoko, grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjou, and innovates tremendously, leading the aviation world into the future.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 8th, 2013 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by Walt Disney, released as The Wind Rises
February 21st, 2014 (Limited) by Walt Disney, released as The Wind Rises
International Releases: July 20th, 2013 (Wide), released as The Wind Rises (International title) (Japan)
Video Release: November 18th, 2014 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, released as The Wind Rises
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some disturbing images and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2297, 11/6/2013)
Running Time: 126 minutes
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Keywords: Dream Sequence, Romance, Anime, Tuberculosis, Disaster, Terminal Illness, Inspired by a True Story, World War II, Anti-war
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Studio Ghibli, KDDI Corporation
Production Countries: Japan

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 76 $58,472 Apr 4, 2014 150
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 31 $431,508 Mar 14, 2014 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 86 $901,555 Mar 7, 2014 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 17 $901,555 Mar 7, 2014 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 65 $1,517,404 Feb 28, 2014 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 12 $1,517,404 Feb 28, 2014 115
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 64 $313,751 Feb 21, 2014 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend 5 $14,941 Feb 21, 2014 108
Top 2014 Theater Average 91 $14,941 Feb 21, 2014 108

Leading Cast

   Jiro Horikoshi
   Jiro Horikoshi (U.S. Version)
   Nahoko Satomi (U.S. Version)

Supporting Cast

Jun Kunimura    Hattori
Mirai Shida    Kayo Horikoshi
Miori Takimoto    Nahoko Satomi
Masahiko Nishimura    Kurokawa
Hidetoshi Nishijima    Honjo
Shinobu Otake    Kurokawa's Wife
Mansai Nomura    Caproni
Keiko Takeshita    Jiro's Mother
Steve Alpert    Kastrup
John Krasinski    Kiro Honjo (U.S. Version)
Martin Short    Kurokawa (U.S. Version)
Werner Herzog    Castorp (U.S. Version)
William H. Macy    Satomi (U.S. Version)
Edie Mirman    Jiro's Mother (U.S. Version)
Mae Whitman    Kayo Horikoshi (U.S. Version)
Mandy Patinkin    Hattori (U.S. Version)
Jennifer Grey    Mrs. Kurokawa (U.S. Version)
Stanley Tucci    Giovanni Battista Caproni (U.S. Version)
Elijah Wood    Sone (U.S. Version)
Ronan Farrow    Mitsubishi employee (U.S. Version)
Zach Callison    Young Jiro (U.S. Version)
Eva Bella    Young Kayo (U.S. Version)
Madeleine Rose Yen    Young Nahoko (U.S. Version)
Darren Criss    Katayama (U.S. Version)
David Cowgill    Flight Engineer (U.S. Version)

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

Production and Technical Credits

Hayao Miyazaki    Screenwriter
Toshio Suzuki    Story Creator
Toshio Suzuki    Producer
Koji Hoshino    Executive Producer
Joe Hisaishi    Composer
Takeshi Seyama    Editor
Eriko Kimura    Dialogue Editor
Koji Kasamatsu    Sound Designer
Koji Kasamatsu    Re-recording Mixer
Yoji Takeshige    Art Director
Kitaro Kosaka    Supervising Animator

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 18th, 2014

November 19th, 2014

There are no summer tentpole releases making their home market debuts this week, but that doesn't mean it is a bad week on the home market. 22 Jump Street is leading the way, while there are four other first run releases among the new releases, ranging from If I Stay to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in terms of box office numbers. Not only that, but this week there are a trio of Hayao Miyazak releases, including his more recent film, The Wind Rises, which is coming out on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. That film, along with the double-shot, are the Picks of the Week. However, they are not the only films worth picking up. If you like horror / comedy, give Housebound on DVD or Blu-ray a try. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Hayao Miyazak Blu-ray Double-Shot: Kiki's Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke

November 18th, 2014

To coincide with the home market release of The Wind Rises, two other Hayao Miyazak films are making their debut on Blu-ray this week. I've combined these reviews into one, partially because I've already reviewed one of the movies. Are they worth picking up? Are they worth the double-dip? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Wind Rises

November 17th, 2014

Hayao Miyazak has retired a number of times in the past and he keeps coming back. That said, this time he swears that The Wind Rises is his last film. If so, did he go out on a high note? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up for his fans here? More...

Per Theater Chart: Under Over Everyone Else

April 8th, 2014

Under the Skin poster

Under the Skin opened surprisingly well with a per theater average of $33,289 in four theaters. This is the second best opening per theater average for any film released in 2014, well back of The Grand Budapest Hotel's record-breaking debut. The only other film in the $10,000 club was the overall box office leader, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which earned an average of $24,130 in nearly 4,000 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Grand Still the Grandest of Them All

March 19th, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

Despite expanding from 4 to 66 theaters, The Grand Budapest Hotel held on well enough to lead the per theater chart with ease. In fact, its average of $55,122 was the second best per theater average for the year, behind only its opening weekend. Bad Words came in second place with an average of $18,884 in six theaters. This is a good opening, but not one that suggests it could naturally expand wide. Fortunately, the film already has a wide release scheduled and as the ad campaign for the wide release ramps up, it should at least become a midlevel hit when compared to its production budget. Enemy was right behind with an estimated $18,000 in its lone theater. Le Week-End was the final film in the $10,000 club as it earned an average of $14,536 in three theaters during its opening weekend of release. More...

Per Theater Chart: Grand, Grandeur, Grandest

March 12th, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

The Grand Budapest Hotel led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $202,792 in four theaters. This is the best per theater average this year and the best per theater average since Frozen's debut last year. It is also the best per theater average for a live action film of all time, beating The Master's old record of $147,262 in five theaters set in 2012. The film will clearly expand wide enough to earn a significant measure of mainstream success, if it doesn't expand truly wide. Particle Fever was next with an average of $14,323 in three theaters over the weekend, while its total since Wednesday is $49,869. The only wide release to top $10,000 on the per theater chart was 300: Rise of an Empire, which earned an average of $13,006. Interior. Leather Bar. was a surprise entrant in the $10,000 club earning $10,902 in one theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: Wind Rises to the Top

March 5th, 2014

Ernest & Celestine poster

There were three films in the $10,000 club this past weekend, two that were not a surprise, but one that was a huge surprise. Leading the way was The Lunchbox with an average of $14,847 in three theaters. This film earned 94% positive reviews. Likewise, Ernest & Celestine earned 100% positive reviews, so its start of $13,078 in one theater is also to be expected. In between those two films was The Bag Man, which earned an average of $14,616 in two theaters, but only managed 9% positive reviews. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Stop LEGO?

February 27th, 2014

Non-Stop poster

It looks like The LEGO Movie will finally relinquish top spot. Non-Stop should lead the way atop the box office charts, but there are some who think Son of God will be a surprise hit. There certainly is precedent for that prediction. While it is the last weekend in February this year, the same weekend last year was the first weekend of March. Fortunately for 2014, the first weekend of March of 2013 was a bit of a disaster as Jack the Giant Killer opened with just $27 million compared to a nearly $200 million production budget. Worse still, no other movie topped $10 million over the weekend. I don't know if Non-Stop will top Jack the Giant Killer, but overall 2014 should come out ahead of 2013. More...

Per Theater Chart: Wind Rises to the Top

February 25th, 2014

Kaze Tachinu poster

The Wind Rises led the way on the per theater chart. It earned an average of $14,941 in 21 theaters, which is a good start, especially for this time of year. The only other film to reach the $10,000 club was Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me with an average of $13,927 in 2 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: LEGO Unstoppable at Top

February 23rd, 2014

Lego poster

The LEGO Movie will see off two more challengers for box office supremacy this weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. 3 Days to Kill will open with $12.3 million, soft for a film that cost $28 million, while Pompeii will barely reach $10 million, disastrous for a film that cost $80 million or $100 million, depending on who you talk to. That leaves The LEGO Movie miles ahead, with a projected $31.4 million for the weekend and $183 million or so in the bank after 17 days in release. It'll be down 37% from last weekend—an impressive result considering last weekend was a holiday. More...

Limited Releases on the Rise

February 21st, 2014

Kaze Tachinu poster

It's a busy week on the limited release front, not only in terms of the number of films, but also in terms of the theater counts for some of them. There are several movies opening in more than a dozen theaters. This includes The Wind Rises, which is the highest profile film of the week and its reviews are living up to its buzz. However, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me and Child's Pose are earning even better reviews and could find an audience in limited release. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Animated Feature

February 15th, 2014

Frozen poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Animated Feature Film, which looked like it would be competitive for most of the year, then Frozen came out and instantly became the favorite. Is it the favorite? Or is there a dark horse out there? More...

2014 Awards Season: PGA Produces a Rare Tie

January 20th, 2014

Gravity poster

Producers Guild of America handed out their awards last night and while there were no real upsets, there was certainly a surprise for the top prize. More...

2014 Awards Season: PGA Buries the Lead

January 19th, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

Producers Guild of America announce the winners tonight, but it seems I forgot to upload the story when they announced their nominations. In my defense, they announced them on January 2nd. You don't make an announcement on January 2nd, not unless you are trying to bury a story. As for the actual nominations, there are very few differences between this group and others, except when it comes to documentaries. Then again, that's been the norm this year. No one seems to agree on what the best documentaries were. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

January 16th, 2014

Gravity poster

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises. More...

2014 Awards Season: Golden Globes: All American Night

January 13th, 2014

American Hustle poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out the Golden Globe awards last night, and there were a few surprises in the mix. American Hustle led the way with three wins, which isn't a real surprise, but I think many thought another film would lead with three or more wins. The only other film to earn more than one award was Dallas Buyers Club at just two. That might give you a hint at what the big surprise was. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

International Box Office: Little Smurfs, Big Bucks

September 19th, 2013

The Smurfs 2 rose to first place on the international chart with $17.52 million on 12,965 screens in 70 markets for totals of $219.56 million internationally and $288.51 million worldwide. It opened in first place in China with $9.93 million on 8,053 screens. It also opened in first place in Australia with $1.89 million on 462 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.04 million. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/02/21 25 $313,751   21 $14,941   $313,751 16
2014/02/28 13 $1,517,404 +384% 496 $3,059   $1,953,947 17
2014/03/07 16 $901,555 -41% 496 $1,818   $3,346,735 18
2014/03/14 21 $431,508 -52% 305 $1,415   $4,138,379 19
2014/04/04 42 $58,472   52 $1,124   $5,035,942 22
2014/04/11 52 $24,870 -57% 25 $995   $5,089,161 23
2014/04/18 55 $17,558 -29% 18 $975   $5,127,360 24
2014/04/25 60 $15,855 -10% 26 $610   $5,153,726 25
2014/05/09 74 $5,539   11 $504   $5,194,648 27
2014/05/16 66 $4,830 -13% 13 $372   $5,201,879 28

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/02/21 - $81,626   21 $3,887   $81,626 106
2014/02/22 - $129,211 +58% 21 $6,153   $210,837 107
2014/02/23 - $102,914 -20% 21 $4,901   $313,751 108
2014/02/24 - $24,629 -76% 21 $1,173   $338,380 109
2014/02/25 - $33,797 +37% 21 $1,609   $372,177 110
2014/02/26 - $29,454 -13% 21 $1,403   $401,631 111
2014/02/27 - $34,912 +19% 21 $1,662   $436,543 112
2014/02/28 13 $467,149 +1,238% 496 $942   $903,692 113
2014/03/01 13 $653,331 +40% 496 $1,317   $1,557,023 114
2014/03/02 12 $396,924 -39% 496 $800   $1,953,947 115
2014/03/03 17 $115,181 -71% 496 $232   $2,069,128 116
2014/03/04 16 $144,301 +25% 496 $291   $2,213,429 117
2014/03/05 15 $115,173 -20% 496 $232   $2,328,602 118
2014/03/06 15 $116,578 +1% 496 $235   $2,445,180 119
2014/03/07 17 $239,902 +106% 496 $484   $2,685,082 120
2014/03/08 16 $399,465 +67% 496 $805   $3,084,547 121
2014/03/09 14 $262,188 -34% 496 $529   $3,346,735 122
2014/03/10 16 $83,872 -68% 496 $169   $3,430,607 123
2014/03/11 15 $98,469 +17% 496 $199   $3,529,076 124
2014/03/12 14 $85,840 -13% 496 $173   $3,614,916 125
2014/03/13 14 $91,955 +7% 496 $185   $3,706,871 126
2014/03/14 23 $108,047 +17% 305 $354   $3,814,918 127
2014/03/15 23 $183,687 +70% 305 $602   $3,998,605 128
2014/03/16 21 $139,774 -24% 305 $458   $4,138,379 129
2014/03/17 21 $46,238 -67% 305 $152   $4,184,617 130
2014/03/18 20 $55,730 +21% 305 $183   $4,240,347 131
2014/03/19 20 $51,441 -8% 305 $169   $4,291,788 132
2014/03/20 18 $50,921 -1% 305 $167   $4,342,709 133

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/02/21 24 $436,543   21 $20,788   $436,543 16
2014/02/28 13 $2,008,637 +360% 496 $4,050   $2,445,180 17
2014/03/07 15 $1,261,691 -37% 496 $2,544   $3,706,871 18
2014/03/14 22 $635,838 -50% 305 $2,085   $4,342,709 19
2014/04/04 40 $86,821   52 $1,670   $5,064,291 22
2014/04/11 46 $45,511 -48% 25 $1,820   $5,109,802 23
2014/04/18 52 $28,069 -38% 18 $1,559   $5,137,871 24
2014/05/09 73 $7,940   11 $722   $5,197,049 27

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Japan 7/20/2013 $0 0 0 0 $0
International Total$112,722,821

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
11/23/2014729,828 29,828$685,156$685,1561

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