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Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016)

Mifune: The Last Samurai
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $52,969Details
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Explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made 16 remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema, including Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for not only The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood’s breakthrough, A Fistful of Dollars, but also George Lucas’ Star Wars.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,001-12,100) 12,048 $52,969
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,601-16,700) 16,614 $52,969
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,754 $52,969

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 25th, 2016 (Limited) by Strand
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Samurai, Movie Business, Film Actor
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Sedic International Inc., Dentsu Inc., Tokyo Mx, Chuo Eigaboeki, Creative Associates, Limited, Farallon Films
Production Countries: Japan,
United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Toshiro Mifune    Himself


Keanu Reeves    Narrator


Kyoko Kagawa    Herself
Wataru Akashi    Himself
Yoko Tsukasa    Herself
Takeshi Kato    Himself
Kaoru Yachigusa    Herself
Teruyo Nogami    Herself
Steven Spielberg    Himself
Martin Scorsese    Himself
Koji Yakusho    Himself

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

Production and Technical Credits

Steven Okazaki    Screenwriter
Stuart Galbraith IV    Screenwriter
Kensuke Zushi    Producer
Yukie Kito    Producer
Steven Okazaki    Producer
Taro Goto    Producer
Toshiaki Nakazawa    Producer
Toichiro Shiraishi    Producer
Jeffrey Wood    Composer
Steven Okazaki    Editor
Tohru Hina    Director of Photography
Yasuyuki Ishikawa    Director of Photography
Rikiya Mifune    Consulting Producer

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November 29th, 2016


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Limited and VOD Releases: Theaters Are Stuffed with Wide Releases

November 25th, 2016

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/25 64 $4,296   1 $4,296   $4,296 1
2016/12/02 63 $6,342 +48% 3 $2,114   $12,747 2
2016/12/09 47 $14,839 +134% 8 $1,855   $31,348 3
2016/12/16 51 $6,198 -58% 9 $689   $44,431 4
2016/12/30 63 $867   3 $289   $49,438 6
2017/01/13 55 $1,615   3 $538   $52,969 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/25 68 $6,405   1 $6,405   $6,405 1
2016/12/02 63 $10,104 +58% 3 $3,368   $16,509 2
2016/12/09 49 $21,724 +115% 8 $2,716   $38,233 3
2016/12/16 59 $9,311 -57% 9 $1,035   $47,544 4
2016/12/23 76 $1,027 -89% 1 $1,027   $48,571 5
2016/12/30 61 $2,783 +171% 3 $928   $51,354 6

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