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To Be Takei (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $51,481Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $104,638 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $104,638
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


From outer space to Capitol Hill, from the silver screen to YouTube, George Takei has blazed his own trail while conquering new frontiers with a beaming trademark grin. To Be Takei is a look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei. His wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting. The film offers unprecedented access to the daily life of George and his husband/business partner Brad and chronicles George’s fascinating personal journey from Japanese American internment camp to his iconic and groundbreaking role as Sulu on Star Trek, and his rise as an pop culture icon.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,101-12,200) 12,118 $51,481
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,001-17,100) 17,017 $51,481
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,808 $51,481

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 22nd, 2014 (Limited) by Starz Media
Video Release: October 7th, 2014 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, LGBT, Internet, Asian-Americans, World War II, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Rainbow Shooting Star Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

George Takei    Himself


Leonard Nimoy    Himself
William Shatner    Himself
Nichelle Nichols    Herself
Walter Koenig    Himself
Dan Savage    Himself
Senator Mark Leno*    Himself
Brad Takei    Himself
Howard Stern    Himself
Dan Parent    Himself

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

Production and Technical Credits

Jennifer Kroot    Screenwriter
Jennifer Kroot    Producer
Gerry Kim    Producer
Mayuran Tiruchelvam    Producer
Tina Kroot    Producer
Bill Weber    Editor
Michael Hearst    Composer
Chris Million    Director of Photography
Bill Weber    Co-Director

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 October 7th, 2014

October 7th, 2014

The biggest release of the week is Edge of Tomorrow, which is coming out on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack. However, while the reviews are excellent, the extras are not quite up to the Pick of the Week level. The same is true of the To Be Takei DVD, but fortunately there is a winner out there. Adventure Time: Season Four is better than the previous seasons and the DVD or Blu-ray have enough extras to be the best release of the week. Meanwhile, The Grand Seduction on DVD earns the Puck of the Week for best Canadian release. More...

Limited Releases are Strange

August 22nd, 2014

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It's a short list this week with only a handful of films. Fortunately, there are two films opening in limited release that are earning strong buzz and great reviews: Love is Strange and The One I Love. Both should find audiences in theaters. Another film, To Be Takei, is also earning great reviews and could do better than most documentaries. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/08/22 55 $22,846   22 $1,038   $22,846 1
2014/08/29 74 $7,101 -69% 7 $1,014   $43,089 2
2014/09/05 105 $265 -96% 1 $265   $48,703 3
2014/09/19 95 $1,194   2 $597   $51,481 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/08/22 53 $35,988   22 $1,636   $35,988 1
2014/08/29 75 $12,450 -65% 7 $1,779   $48,438 2
2014/09/05 98 $265 -98% 1 $265   $48,703 3
2014/09/12 95 $1,124 +324% 2 $562   $49,827 4

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