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Empire of the Sun General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

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Empire of the Sun

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Starring

Actor
Character
Miranda Richardson
Mrs. Victor
Nigel Havers
Dr. Rawlins
Joe Pantoliano
Frank Demarest
Leslie Phillips
Maxton
Masato Ibu
Sgt. Nagata
Emily Richard
Mary Graham, Jim's mother
Rupert Frazer
John Graham, Jim's father
Peter Gale
Mr. Victor
Takataro Kataoka
Kamikaze Boy Pilot
David Neidorf
Tiptree
Ralph Seymour
Cohen
Robert Stephens
Mr. Lockwood
Naishe Zhai
Yang
Guts Ishimatsu
Sgt. Uchida
Emma Piper
Amy Matthews
James Walker
Mr. Radik
Jack Dearlove
Singing Prisoner
Anna Turner
Mrs. Gilmour
Ann Castle
Mrs. Phillips
Yvonne Gilan
Mrs. Lockwood
Ralph Michael
Mr. Partridge
Sybil Maas
Mrs. Hug
Eric Flynn
British Prisoner
James Greene
British Prisoner
Simon Harrison
British Prisoner
Barrie Houghton
British Prisoner
Paula Hamilton
British Prisoner
Thea Ranft
British Prisoner
Tony Boncza
British Prisoner
Nigel Leach
British Prisoner
Sheridan Forbes
British Prisoner
Peter Copley
British Prisoner
Barbara Bolton
British Prisoner
Francesca Longrigg
British Prisoner
Samantha Warden
British Prisoner
Kieron Jecchinis
American Prisoner
Michael Crossman
American Prisoner
Gary Parker
American Prisoner
Ray Charleson
American Prisoner
Burt Kwouk
Mr. Chen
Tom Danaher
Col. Marshall
Kong-Guo-Jun
Chinese Youth
Takao Yamada
Japanese Truck Driver
Hiro Arai
Japanese Sergeant - Airfield
Paul McGann
Lt. Price
Marc de Jonge
Frenchman
Susan Leong
Amah
Nicholas Dastor
Paul
Edith Platten
Paul's Sister
Shirley Chantrell
Chinese Cook at Detention Centre
John Moore
Mr. Pym
Ann Queensberry
Mrs. Pym
Sylvia Marriott
Mrs. Partridge
Frank Duncan
Mrs. Hug's Father
Ronald Eng
Mr. Chen's Aide
Za Chuan Ce
Shopkeeper
Shi Rui Qing
Shopkeeper
Lu Ye
Merchant
Guo Xue Liang
Merchant
Ge Yan Zhao
Merchant
Nina Armstrong
Nina
J.G. Ballard
Guest at Masquerade Party
Steve Bolan
Zero Pilot
Ken Enomoto
Jpn Soldier / cut out
Paul Reynolds
Refugee
Rochelle Rose
British Prisoner
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Year: 1987
 153 minutes (2 hrs 33 mins)
UK release date UK release: 23rd March 1988
 BBFC Age Rating:  PG age rating
US release date US release: 25th December 1987
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£1,937,757
2458
Empire of the Sun
2459

UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: PG
Genres
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 9

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
Empire of the Sun
1N
£1,079,580
£1,079,580
1▲▼
£514,086
£1,593,666
4
£197,725
£1,791,391
5
£76,048
£1,867,439
5▲▼
£29,249
£1,896,688
6
£19,499
£1,916,187
6▲▼
£12,999
£1,929,186
6▲▼
£6,190
£1,935,376
8
£2,381
£1,937,757
Box Office Gross Flow
£
1.1M
514.1K
197.7K

25th Mar
1988

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1988

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1988