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Noruwei no mori (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,406Details
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Tokyo, the late 1960s... Students around the world are uniting to overthrow the establishment and Toru Watanabe’s personal life is similarly in tumult. At heart, he is deeply devoted to his first love, Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman. But their complex bond has been forged by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Watanabe lives with the influence of death everywhere. That is, until Midori, a girl who is everything that Naoko is not—outgoing, vivacious, supremely self-confident—marches into his life and Watanabe must choose between his past and his future.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,701-12,800) 12,782 $31,406
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,501-17,600) 17,558 $31,406

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 25th, 2011 (Limited) by Mongrel Media, released as Norwegian Wood (Canada)
January 6th, 2012 (Limited) by Red Flag Releasing, released as Norwegian Wood
International Releases: November 25th, 2011 (Limited), released as Norwegian Wood (Canada)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 133 minutes
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Keywords: Suicide, Romance, Love Triangle, Political
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Asmik Ace Entertainment Ltd, Fuji Television Network
Production Countries: Japan

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Reika Kirishima    Reiko Ishida
Kengo Kora    Kizuki
Eriko Hatsune    Hatsumi
Tetsuji Tamayama    Nagazawa

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Production and Technical Credits

Ahn Hung Tran    Screenwriter
Haruki Murakami    Based on the Novel by Haruki Murakumi
Masao Teshima    Executive Producer
Chihiro Kameyama    Executive Producer
Shinji Ogawa    Producer
Kaoru Matsuzaki    Associate Producer
Joe Ideda    Associate Producer
Michael J. Werner    Co-Executive Producer
Wouter Barendrecht    Co-Executive Producer
Jonny Greenwood    Composer
Mark Lee Ping Bin    Director of Photography
Yen Khe Luguern    Production Designer
Yen Khe Luguern    Costume Designer
Norifumi Ataka    Production Designer
Yuki Nakamura    Lighting Director
Tomoharu Urata    Sound Mixer
Mario Battistel    Editor

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 15th, 2012

May 14th, 2012

It's not a bad week, for this time of year, with three films that are selling well, and two of those earned really good reviews. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for those screeners. Also, after those three big releases, there's a sharp drop-off in sales strength and we quickly find releases that would be overlooked most weeks. As for the best of the best, both Chronicle and The Grey are contenders for Pick of the Week, but like I said, I don't have the screeners to judge the extras. Therefore, I'm giving that title to Being John Malkovich Criterion Collection Blu-ray. More...

Per Theater Chart: Iron Isn't Tarnished during Sophomore Stint

January 10th, 2012

The $10,000 club was again crowded this week and, as expected for this time of year, it was filled almost entirely by holdovers. Iron Lady remained the top film with an average of $35,275 in five theaters and it should start hitting major milestones very soon. Pina's average grew, again, reaching $27,676 in three theaters. Hopefully it will start expanding quickly, before its momentum fades. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close earned an average of $16,521 in six theaters. Its mixed reviews haven't taken too much of a toll, yet. A Separation doubled its theater count, but its per theater average remained relatively steady at $15,440. The overall box office leader, The Devil Inside, was next at $14,763. Finally, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia opened with $10,652 in one theater. More...

Limited Releases: Stuck in a Cold Norwegian Winter

January 6th, 2012

While it is a weak time of year for wide releases, it is a devastating time of year for limited releases. Not only is it too late to qualify for the Oscars, but art house theaters are crowded with films vying for awards. There is one exception to this rule, Foreign Language Films. (They have to be released in their native country during the year in question.) So it should come as no surprise the only film earning Oscar-worthy reviews is one such film, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. However, Norwegian Wood is actually earning a bit more buzz, even if the reviews are not quite as high as I would like.


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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/01/06 58 $13,000   3 $4,333   $13,000 1
2012/03/02 86 $2,937   1 $2,937   $13,595 9
2012/03/09 98 $2,142 -27% 1 $2,142   $16,684 10
2012/03/16 97 $1,085 -49% 1 $1,085   $19,310 11
2012/03/30 80 $3,874   2 $1,937   $23,622 13
2012/04/13 93 $2,019   1 $2,019   $29,245 15
2012/04/20 107 $388 -81% 1 $388   $31,088 16

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/02/03 71 $5,822   2 $2,911   $5,822 5
2012/03/02 86 $3,886   1 $3,886   $14,542 9
2012/03/09 97 $3,408 -12% 1 $3,408   $18,225 10
2012/03/16 96 $1,522 -55% 1 $1,522   $19,747 11
2012/03/30 76 $7,478   2 $3,739   $27,226 13
2012/04/13 90 $3,193   1 $3,193   $30,700 15
2012/04/20 105 $705 -78% 1 $705   $31,406 16

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Canada 11/25/2011 $0 0 0 0 $0
International Total$0

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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