Drive My Car

Drive My Car (Janus Films)

  • NR 2h 59m
  • Drama
  • Opened 11/24/2021 | Theatrical • Limited (162 locations)

Technical Specs: Flat; 5.1 Sound

Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koji Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke’s late wife. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins - with the help of his driver – to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind. Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay.

Box Office Results

Domestic

  Week 1
11/26-12/02
Week 2
12/03-12/09
Week 3
12/10-12/16
Week 4
12/17-12/23
Week 5
12/24-12/30
Week 6
12/31-01/06
Week 7-19
1/7-4/1
weekend 1377527806596354383421074254981209383
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  Weekend Weekly Locations  
Week Gross $ % Chg. Gross $ % Chg. # Chg. Per Theater
Average
1 | 11/26/2021-12/2/2021$13,775-$31,579-2-$15,790
2 | 12/3/2021-12/9/2021$27,806101.9 %$44,24240.1 %42$11,061
3 | 12/10/2021-12/16/2021$59,635114.5 %$97,361120.1 %2420$4,057
4 | 12/17/2021-12/23/2021$43,834-26.5 %$79,494-18.4 %273$2,944
5 | 12/24/2021-12/30/2021$21,074-51.9 %$50,547-36.4 %16-11$3,159
6 | 12/31/2021-1/6/2022$25,49821 %$51,1071.1 %160$3,194
7 | 12/31/2021-1/6/2022$42,30665.9 %$75,36847.5 %160$4,711
8 | 1/7/2022-1/13/2022$76,44080.7 %$123,27163.6 %2913$4,251
9 | 1/14/2022-1/20/2022$93,59222.4 %$150,28321.9 %9667$1,565
10 | 1/21/2022-1/27/2022$98,0524.8 %$140,747-6.3 %11418$1,235
11 | 1/28/2022-2/3/2022$100,5272.5 %$188,35433.8 %1151$1,638
12 | 2/4/2022-2/10/2022$189,36588.4 %$287,69752.7 %12712$2,265
13 | 2/11/2022-2/17/2022$214,38513.2 %$369,17128.3 %1270$2,907
14 | 2/18/2022-2/24/2022$148,227-30.9 %$197,021-46.6 %16235$1,216
15 | 2/25/2022-3/3/2022$66,223-55.3 %$89,606-54.5 %102-60$878
16 | 3/4/2022-3/10/2022$71,5578.1 %$92,9373.7 %1020$911
17 | 3/11/2022-3/17/2022$52,026-27.3 %$106,49214.6 %74-28$1,439
18 | 3/18/2022-3/24/2022$56,6839 %$90,103-15.4 %60-14$1,502
19 | 3/25/2022-3/31/2022$0-100 %$54,394-39.6 %51-9$1,067
  Total $2,319,774  

Total Includes Full Week Grosses for Weeks 1-19

Additional Details

  • Release Date: 11/24/2021

  • Technical Specs: Flat; 5.1 Sound

  • Key Dates: 12/10/2021 - Expansion/Limited , 12/3/2021 - LA , 11/24/2021 - NYC