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Kokuriko-zaka Kara (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,000,878Details
International Box Office $48,742,934Details
Worldwide Box Office $49,743,812
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $3,011,405 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,015,721 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $5,027,126
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  8. Trailer


The setting is Yokohama in 1963, and the filmmakers bring to life the bustling seaside town, with its misty harbor, sun-drenched gardens, shops and markets, and some of the most mouthwatering Japanese home-cooking set to film. The story centers on an innocent romance beginning to bud between Umi and Shun, two high school kids caught up in the changing times. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the 1964 Olympics - and the mood is one of both optimism and conflict as the young generation struggles to throw off the shackles of a troubled past. While the children work together to save a dilapidated Meiji era club house from demolition, their tentative relationship begins to blossom. But - in an unexpected twist that parallels what the country itself is facing - a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,070 $1,000,878
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,595 $48,742,934
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,589 $49,743,812

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 15th, 2013 (Limited) by GKIDS, released as From Up on Poppy Hill
Video Release: September 3rd, 2013 by Cinedigm, released as From Up on Poppy Hill
MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and some incidental smoking images.
(Rating bulletin 2252, 12/12/2012)
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Olympics, Coming of Age, Romance, First Love, Anime, Voiceover/Narration, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Korean War, World War II, Intertitle
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Studio Ghibli
Production Countries: Japan

Leading Cast

   Umi Matsuzaki
   Shun Kazama

Supporting Cast

Gillian Anderson    Hana Matsuzaki
Aubrey Plaza    Sachiko
Jamie Lee Curtis    Ryoko
Beau Bridges    Mr. Tokumaru
Bruce Dern    Onodera
Chris North    Akio
Charlie Sexton    Mizunuma
Isabelle Fuhrman    Sora
Christina Hendricks    Miki Hokuto
Raymond Ochoa    Riku
Alex Wolff    Riku
Jeff Dunham    Gen
Emily Osment    Nobuko
Ron Howard    Philosophy Club President
Jake Steinfeld    Fish Seller
Emily Bridges    Mr. Tokumaru's Assistant

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director (English Language Version)
Hayao Kirkpatrick    Screenwriter
Karey Kirkpatrick    Adaptation (English Language Version)
Chizuru Takahashi    Story Creator
Tetsuro Sayama    Story Creator
Toshio Suzuki    Producer
Geoffrey Wexler    Producer (English Language Version)
Frank Marshall    Executive Producer (English Language Version)
Kathleen Kennedy    Executive Producer (English Language Version)
Satoshi Takebe    Composer
Robyn Klein    Co-Producer
Noboru Iguchi    Art Director
Kamon Oba    Art Director
Yohei Takamatsu    Art Director
Takashi Omori    Art Director
Stephen Urata    Recordist (English Language Version)
Gary Summers    Re-Recording Mixer (English Language Version)
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle    Supervising Sound Editor (English Language Version)
Koji Kasamatsu    Sound Designer
Steve Orlando    Dialogue Editor (English Language Version)
Brian Chumney    Dialogue Editor (English Language Version)
Holly Dorff    Casting

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 3rd, 2013

September 3rd, 2013

It's a really slow week on the home market. There's only one first-run release of note, Now You See Me, while the best-selling TV on DVD release is from the CW, The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fourth Season. That doesn't mean there are no new releases worth picking up. In fact, there are a couple of contenders for Pick of the Week. Blancanieves is one such contender, but while the DVD or Blu-ray is worth picking up, I think the target audience is a little too limited for Pick of the Week. Instead, that honor goes to From Up on Poppy Hill on Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: From Up on Poppy Hill

September 2nd, 2013

From Up on Poppy Hill is the latest film from Studio Ghibli to reach our shores. The film opened in limited release earlier this year and became the first film released by GKIDS to cross $1 million. Can the film live up to Studio Ghibli's previous films? If not, is it still good in its own regard? More...

Per Theater Chart: Bling Ring Steals Top Spot

June 20th, 2013

The Bling Ring's reviews didn't hurt its opening as it scored an average of $42,597 in five theaters. Given this start, reaching at least one major milestone seems likely, even with its reviews. Man of Steel took second place on the per theater chart with an average of $27,720. 20 Feet from Stardom earned an average of $18,199 in three theaters. This is a great start for a documentary. More...

Limited Releases: Go For Broke

March 15th, 2013

It is a pretty busy week for limited releases with a number of them that could do well. Blancanieves should do well in art house cinemas, but it is too out there for mainstream success. Likewise, From Up on Poppy Hill should draw in fans of Anime, but there are not enough of them to allow the film to expand significantly. Ginger and Rosa has more appeal to mainstream audiences and strong buzz, but its reviews are only good and not great. Spring Breakers is also earning reviews that are good, but not great. However, it has a planned wide opening next week, so unless that falls apart, it will be the biggest hit on this week's list. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/03/22 46 $59,693   6 $9,949   $131,926 2
2013/03/29 35 $115,006 +93% 24 $4,792   $279,701 3
2013/04/05 33 $129,143 +12% 40 $3,229   $470,934 4
2013/04/12 35 $92,923 -28% 48 $1,936   $607,861 5
2013/04/19 39 $74,237 -20% 47 $1,580   $722,424 6
2013/05/03 49 $33,278   39 $853   $854,018 8
2013/05/10 51 $29,667 -11% 37 $802   $897,111 9
2013/05/17 51 $19,344 -35% 31 $624   $928,589 10
2013/05/24 52 $17,281 -11% 23 $751   $958,610 11
2013/06/14 64 $4,516   9 $502   $1,000,878 14

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/03/22 49 $92,462   6 $15,410   $164,695 2
2013/03/29 36 $177,096 +92% 24 $7,379   $341,791 3
2013/04/05 34 $173,147 -2% 40 $4,329   $514,938 4
2013/04/12 34 $133,249 -23% 48 $2,776   $648,187 5
2013/05/03 53 $46,704   39 $1,198   $867,444 8
2013/05/10 52 $41,801 -10% 37 $1,130   $909,245 9
2013/05/17 53 $32,084 -23% 31 $1,035   $941,329 10
2013/05/24 56 $17,281 -46% 23 $751   $958,610 11

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/8/20132817,203 17,203$335,286$335,2861

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/8/20131216,163 16,163$358,663$358,6631

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