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We are X (2016)

We are X
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $45,270Details
International Box Office $3,079,606Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,124,876
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $34,674 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $36,517 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $71,191
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  4. International
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  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


We are X is a transcendent rock & roll story about X Japan, the world’s biggest and most successful band you’ve never heard of…yet. Under the enigmatic direction of drummer, pianist, composer, and producer Yoshiki, X Japan has sold over 30 million singles and albums combined—captivating such a wide range of admirers as Sir George Martin, KISS, Stan Lee, and even the Japanese Emperor—and pioneered a spectacle­ driven style of visual rock, creating a one­ of a­ kind cultural phenomenon. Chronicling the band’s exhilarating, tumultuous and unimaginable history over the past three decades—persevering through personal, physical and spiritual heartache—the film culminates with preparations for their reunion concert at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 21st, 2016 (Limited) by Drafthouse Films
International Releases: February 24th, 2017 (Wide), released as We Are X (United Kingdom)
March 3rd, 2017 (Wide) (Japan)
May 18th, 2017 (Wide), released as We Are X (South Korea)
Video Release: April 25th, 2017 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some language.
(Rating bulletin 2444 (Cert #50706), 9/28/2016)
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Japan, Rockumentary, Rock 'n' Roll, Heavy Metal, 1980s, 1990s, New York City
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Passion Pictures
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Documentary Subject(s)

Yoshiki    Himself
Toshi    Himself
Pata    Himself
Heath*    Himself
Sugizo    Himself
Taiji    Himself
Hide    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

John Battsek    Producer
Diane Becker    Producer
Jonathan McHugh    Producer
Jonathan Platt    Producer
Mako Kamitsuna    Editor
John Maringouin    Editor
Sean Kirby    Cinematographer
John Maringouin    Cinematographer
Yoshiki    Composer

Home Market Releases for April 25th, 2017

April 25th, 2017


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Theater Averages: Moonlight Shines Bright With $100,519

October 25th, 2016


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Limited and VOD Releases: Handmade Limited Releases

October 21st, 2016

The Handmaiden

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/10/21 79 $7,526   1 $7,526   $7,526 1
2016/10/28 67 $8,918 +18% 7 $1,274   $18,264 2
2016/11/04 58 $9,900 +11% 5 $1,980   $31,319 3
2016/11/11 69 $3,863 -61% 12 $322   $38,557 4
2016/11/18 96 $842 -78% 5 $168   $40,679 5
2016/11/25 85 $1,009 +20% 2 $505   $43,731 6
2016/12/02 97 $928 -8% 2 $464   $45,028 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/10/21 87 $9,346   1 $9,346   $9,346 1
2016/10/28 68 $12,073 +29% 7 $1,725   $21,419 2
2016/11/04 62 $13,275 +10% 6 $2,213   $34,694 3
2016/11/11 75 $5,143 -61% 12 $429   $39,837 4
2016/11/18 85 $2,885 -44% 10 $289   $42,722 5
2016/11/25 102 $1,378 -52% 3 $459   $44,100 6
2016/12/02 111 $1,170 -15% 2 $585   $45,270 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Japan 3/3/2017 $0 0 0 0 $3,033,895 6/13/2017
South Korea 5/18/2017 $0 0 19 37 $38,516 3/15/2018
United Kingdom 2/24/2017 $0 0 1 2 $7,195 10/30/2017
International Total$3,079,606 3/15/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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