Empire of the Sun

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation of China during World War II.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$22,238,696
Summary Details
DistributorWarner Bros.
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Opening$1,314,509
225 theaters
Release Date (Wide)Dec 11, 1987 (Dec 25, 1987)
Running Time2 hr 33 min
GenresDrama History War
In Release387 days/55 weeks
Widest Release673 theaters
DateRankWeekly %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeek
Dec 11-178$1,891,476-225-$8,406$1,891,4761
Dec 18-2412$1,804,207-4.6%225-$8,018$3,695,6832
Dec 25-3110$5,098,899+182.6%673+448$7,576$8,794,5823
Jan 1-710$3,957,421-22.4%673-$5,880$12,752,0034
Jan 8-1410$2,416,710-38.9%673-$3,590$15,168,7135
Jan 15-2115$1,459,818-39.6%528-145$2,764$16,628,5316
Jan 22-2816$1,000,495-31.5%409-119$2,446$17,629,0267