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The Last Emperor (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $43,984,987Details
International Box Office $3,901Details
Worldwide Box Office $43,988,888
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,848 $43,984,987
All Time International Box Office (Rank 10,601-10,700) 10,633 $3,901
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,763 $43,988,888

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 20th, 1987 (Limited) by Sony Pictures
November 25th, 1998 (Limited) by Artisan
International Releases: December 23rd, 1988 (Limited) (South Korea)
Video Release: January 6th, 2009 by Criterion
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 219 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: China,
France,
Italy,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 19 $930,729 May 20, 1988 185
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 17 $1,055,977 May 13, 1988 178
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 17 $1,256,177 May 6, 1988 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 15 $1,780,196 Apr 29, 1988 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 9 $2,597,418 Apr 22, 1988 157
Theater Average 23rd Weekend 82 $2,962 Apr 22, 1988 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 3 $3,398,662 Apr 15, 1988 150
Theater Average 22nd Weekend 53 $3,875 Apr 15, 1988 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 58 $837,400 Apr 8, 1988 143
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 76 $842,611 Mar 25, 1988 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 89 $876,913 Mar 18, 1988 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 88 $1,106,588 Mar 11, 1988 115
Theater Average 10th Weekend 68 $6,285 Jan 22, 1988 66
Theater Average 7th Weekend 23 $11,959 Jan 1, 1988 45
Theater Average 6th Weekend 55 $10,859 Dec 25, 1987 38
Theater Average 4th Weekend 87 $13,871 Dec 11, 1987 24

Uncategorized

John Lone   
Joan Chen   
Peter O'Toole   
Victor Wong   
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa   

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Production and Technical Credits

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/12/11 13 $402,257   29 $13,871   $1,327,583 4
1987/12/25 14 $999,042   92 $10,859   $3,676,398 6
1988/01/01 15 $1,124,142 +13% 94 $11,959   $5,565,638 7
1988/01/22 17 $678,798   108 $6,285   $8,778,734 10
1988/03/11 11 $1,106,588   479 $2,310   $20,966,245 17
1988/03/18 11 $876,913 -21% 371 $2,364   $22,146,384 18
1988/03/25 12 $842,611 -4% 428 $1,969   $23,349,260 19
1988/04/01 13 $560,501 -33% 386 $1,452   $24,058,739 20
1988/04/08 12 $837,400 +49% 460 $1,820   $25,169,033 21
1988/04/15 4 $3,398,662 +306% 877 $3,875   $29,320,303 22
1988/04/22 6 $2,597,418 -24% 877 $2,962   $33,097,200 23
1988/04/29 9 $1,780,196 -31% 851 $2,092   $35,635,164 24
1988/05/06 8 $1,256,177 -29% 817 $1,538   $37,419,329 25
1988/05/13 9 $1,055,977 -16% 763 $1,384   $38,914,923 26
1988/05/20 10 $930,729 -12% 792 $1,175   $40,295,591 27

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/12/25 13 $1,764,140   92 $19,175   $4,441,496 6
1988/02/05 6 $2,339,210   371 $6,305   $12,310,368 12
1988/02/12 9 $1,987,584 -15% 372 $5,343   $14,297,952 13
1988/02/19 8 $2,211,421 +11% 375 $5,897   $16,509,373 14
1988/02/26 8 $1,606,492 -27% 377 $4,261   $18,115,865 15
1988/03/04 8 $1,743,792 +9% 494 $3,530   $19,859,657 16
1988/03/11 9 $1,409,814 -19% 479 $2,943   $21,269,471 17
1988/03/18 8 $1,237,178 -12% 371 $3,335   $22,506,649 18
1988/03/25 10 $991,589 -20% 428 $2,317   $23,498,238 19
1988/04/01 10 $833,395 -16% 386 $2,159   $24,331,633 20
1988/04/08 8 $1,590,008 +91% 460 $3,457   $25,921,641 21
1988/04/15 3 $4,578,141 +188% 877 $5,220   $30,499,782 22
1988/04/22 6 $3,355,186 -27% 877 $3,826   $33,854,968 23
1988/04/29 6 $2,308,184 -31% 851 $2,712   $36,163,152 24
1988/05/06 7 $1,695,794 -27% 817 $2,076   $37,858,946 25
1988/05/13 9 $1,505,916 -11% 763 $1,974   $39,364,862 26

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Korea 12/23/1988 $0 0 1 1 $3,901 9/17/2016
 
International Total$3,901 9/17/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records



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