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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,756,082Details
International Box Office $54,111,916Details
Worldwide Box Office $67,867,998
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $13,643,821 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $13,643,821
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


This is a companion piece to the movie “Flags of Our Fathers” that was shot at the same time. It focusses on the Japanese general Tadamichi Kuribayashi who was tasked with preventing Iwo Jima from being captured by Allied forces.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$13,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 20th, 2006 (Limited) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: May 22nd, 2007 by Warner Home Video, released as Letters From Iwo Jima
MPAA Rating: R for graphic war violence.
Running Time: 101 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Hacksaw Ridge
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Keywords: World War II, Historical Battles, War
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures, Warner Bros.
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 93 $707,311 Feb 23, 2007 68
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 81 $1,022,590 Feb 16, 2007 61
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 51 $1,729,451 Feb 9, 2007 54
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 62 $1,696,356 Feb 2, 2007 47
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 81 $1,867,326 Jan 26, 2007 40
Top 2006 Theater Average 49 $17,819 Dec 22, 2006 5

Leading Cast

   General Kuribayashi

Supporting Cast

Kazunari Ninomiya    Saigo
Tsuyoshi Ihara    Baron Nishi
Ryo Kase    Shimizu
Shido Nakamura    Lieutenant Ito
Hiroshi Watanabe    Lieutenant Fujita
Takumi Bando    Captain Tanida
Yuki Matsuzaki    Nozaki
Takashi Yamaguchi    Kashiwara
Eijiro Ozaki    Lieutenant Okubo

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

Production and Technical Credits

Clint Eastwood    Producer
Steven Spielberg    Producer
Robert Lorenz    Producer
Tadamichi Kuribayashi    Based on the book "Picture Letters from Commander in Chief" (writer)
Tsuyuko Yoshida    Based on the book "Picture Letters from Commander in Chief" (editor)
Iris Yamashita    Screenwriter
Iris Yamashita    Story Creator
Paul Haggis    Story Creator
Paul Haggis    Executive Producer
Tim Moore    Co-Producer
Tom Stern    Director of Photography
Henry Bumstead    Production Designer
James J. Murakami    Production Designer
Joel Cox    Editor
Gary D. Roach    Editor
Deborah Hopper    Costume Designer
Charles Maynes    Sound Designer

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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/12/22 30 $89,097   5 $17,819   $128,842 1
2006/12/29 38 $87,932 -1% 5 $17,586   $316,369 2
2007/01/05 41 $79,297 -10% 5 $15,859   $472,372 3
2007/01/12 30 $366,242 +362% 35 $10,464   $875,203 4
2007/01/19 21 $1,355,466 +270% 360 $3,765   $2,442,552 5
2007/01/26 17 $1,867,326 +38% 415 $4,500   $5,072,065 6
2007/02/02 16 $1,696,356 -9% 720 $2,356   $7,478,563 7
2007/02/09 14 $1,729,451 +2% 781 $2,214   $9,935,921 8
2007/02/16 16 $1,022,590 -41% 651 $1,571   $11,561,827 9
2007/02/23 20 $707,311 -31% 530 $1,335   $12,834,854 10
2007/03/02 25 $252,345 -64% 285 $885   $13,328,600 11
2007/03/09 41 $100,167 -60% 175 $572   $13,521,691 12
2007/03/16 55 $34,635 -65% 86 $403   $13,602,578 13
2007/03/23 61 $19,282 -44% 37 $521   $13,646,221 14
2007/03/30 74 $7,458 -61% 23 $324   $13,660,616 15
2007/04/06 50 $37,487 +403% 120 $312   $13,704,488 16
2007/04/13 68 $15,713 -58% 46 $342   $13,742,405 17
2007/04/20 85 $5,253 -67% 17 $309   $13,753,931 18

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/12/20 - $20,522   5 $4,104   $20,522 1
2006/12/25 30 $33,451   5 $6,690   $162,350 6
2007/01/05 - $22,000   5 $4,400   $415,000 17
2007/01/15 28 $83,720   35 $2,392   $958,923 27
2007/01/19 18 $430,000   360 $1,194   $1,520,000 31
2007/01/26 17 $490,000   415 $1,181   $3,690,000 38
2007/02/02 14 $560,000   720 $778   $6,340,000 45
2007/02/08 12 $179,711   720 $250   $8,206,470 51
2007/02/12 12 $157,338   781 $201   $10,093,259 55
2007/02/13 12 $131,419 -16% 781 $168   $10,224,678 56
2007/02/19 16 $249,807   651 $384   $11,811,634 62

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/12/22 35 $188,692   5 $37,738   $228,437 2
2006/12/29 38 $164,638 -13% 5 $32,928   $393,075 3
2007/01/05 40 $115,886 -30% 5 $23,177   $508,961 4
2007/01/12 30 $578,125 +399% 35 $16,518   $1,087,086 5
2007/01/19 18 $2,117,653 +266% 360 $5,882   $3,204,739 6
2007/01/26 16 $2,577,468 +22% 415 $6,211   $5,782,207 7
2007/02/02 14 $2,424,263 -6% 720 $3,367   $8,206,470 8
2007/02/09 15 $2,332,767 -4% 781 $2,987   $10,539,237 9
2007/02/16 16 $1,588,306 -32% 651 $2,440   $12,127,543 10
2007/02/23 20 $948,712 -40% 530 $1,790   $13,076,255 11
2007/03/02 26 $345,269 -64% 285 $1,211   $13,421,524 12
2007/03/09 42 $146,419 -58% 175 $837   $13,567,943 13
2007/03/16 54 $58,996 -60% 86 $686   $13,626,939 14
2007/03/23 64 $26,219 -56% 37 $709   $13,653,158 15
2007/03/30 71 $13,843 -47% 23 $602   $13,667,001 16
2007/04/06 51 $59,691 +331% 120 $497   $13,726,692 17
2007/04/13 71 $21,986 -63% 46 $478   $13,748,678 18
2007/04/20 84 $7,404 -66% 17 $436   $13,756,082 19

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/27/20073285,465 285,465$5,706,445$5,706,4451
6/3/20078104,828-63% 390,293$2,185,664$7,892,1092
6/10/20071542,612-59% 432,905$937,038$8,829,1473
6/17/20071962,419+46% 495,324$1,372,594$10,201,7414
6/24/20072934,262-45% 529,586$753,421$10,955,1625

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