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China Box Office for Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? (2017)

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Theatrical Performance (US$)
China Box Office $11,610,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $26,628,022Details
Further financial details...

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Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke, are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother’s decision to remarry and leave their countryside town, plans to run away and has secretly chosen Norimichi to accompany her. When things don’t go as planned, Norimichi discovers that a glowing multi-color ball found in the sea has the power to reset the clock and give them a second chance to be together. But each reset adds new complications and takes them farther and farther away from the real world—until they risk losing sight of reality altogether.


Movie Details

China Releases: December 1st, 2017 (Wide), released as Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 90 minutes
Keywords: Anime, Supernatural, Time Travel, Romance, Eloping, Coming of Age, Underwater, Runaway
Source:Based on Movie
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Shaft Inc
Production Countries: Japan

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International Box Office: Coco Catapults into First Place with $69.0 million

December 6th, 2017


Coco climbed into first place with $69.0 million in 33 markets for totals of $171.3 million internationally and $281.4 million worldwide. The film opened in a trio of major markets in Europe, earning first place in all three. France led the way with $5.2 million, $6.4 million including previews, while Spain ($2.8 million) and Germany ($2.0 million) were also strong results. It beat Moana’s opening in all three markets. The film grew 146% during its second weekend in China earning $44.17 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $75.79 million. The film is already the biggest Pixar hit in China and is in third place for Disney animated films, behind Zootopia and Big Hero 6.


Because some of our sources provide box office data in their local currency, while we use USD in the graph above and table below, exchange rate fluctuations can have effect on the data causing stronger increases or even decreases of the cumulative box office.

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/12/01 2 $10,650,000   72,518 $147   $10,710,000 1

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 10/6/2017 $59,707 42 42 55 $84,861 10/16/2017
China 12/1/2017 $10,650,000 72518 72518 72518 $11,610,000 12/11/2017
Japan 8/19/2017 $2,652,763 0 0 0 $12,805,503 7/4/2018
New Zealand 10/27/2017 $11,524 13 13 16 $14,912 11/6/2017
North America 7/4/2018 $138,014 510 510 518 $522,600
South Korea 1/10/2018 $101,983 363 363 371 $191,137 2/22/2018
Spain 4/20/2018 $48,968 114 114 114 $48,968 4/26/2018
United Kingdom 11/17/2017 $42,187 1 1 1 $42,187 11/27/2017
Rest of World $1,307,854
Worldwide Total$26,628,022 7/4/2018

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Leading Cast

   Norimichi Shimada
   Yūsuke Azumi
   Nazuna Oikawa

Supporting Cast

Takako Matsu    Nazuna’s mother
Kana Hanazawa    Miura
Shintarō Asanuma    Jun’ichi
Toshiyuki Toyonaga    Kazuhiro
Yūki Kaji    Minoru

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

Production and Technical Credits

Akiyuki Shinbo    Co-Director
Nobuyuki Takeuchi    Co-Director
Hitoshi Ohne    Screenwriter
Shunji Iwai    Based on 'Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?' by
Genki Kawamura    Producer
Rie Matsubara    Editor
Satoru Kōsaki    Composer
Takayuki Aizu    Director of Photography
Rei Egami    Director of Photography