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Akmareul Boatda (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $129,210Details
International Box Office $13,039,599
Worldwide Box Office $13,168,809
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  7. Trailer


Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Ju-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance Soo-hyun, a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$6,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 4th, 2011 (Limited) by Magnet Pictures, released as I Saw the Devil
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 143 minutes
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Keywords: Serial Killer, Revenge, Corrupt Cops, Kidnap, Torture Porn, Foreign Language, Voiceover/Narration, Police Procedural, Sex Crimes, Cannibalism
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Peppermint Company
Production Countries: Republic of Korea

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,388 $2,058 Apr 22, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,566 $4,277 Apr 15, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,648 $1,367 Apr 8, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,244 $8,006 Apr 1, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,366 $15,762 Mar 25, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,934 $17,344 Mar 18, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,128 $10,218 Mar 11, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,795 $13,567 Mar 4, 2011 3


Choi Min-sik    Kyung-Chul
Jeon Guk-hwan    Det. Jang
Cheon Ho-jin    Det. Oh
Oh San-ha    Joo-Yun
Kim Yoon-seo    Se-Yun

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Kang Dong-seok
Producer    Kim Hyun-woo
Producer    Rim Ji-hoon
Producer    Michelle Park
Executive Producer    Greg Moon
Executive Producer    Jeong Hun-you
Screenwriter    Park Hoon-jung
Cinematographer    Lee Mogae
Production Designer    Cho Hwa-sung
Editor    Nam Na-young
Composer    Mowg

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 10th, 2011

May 9th, 2011

While summer is the busiest time of year at the box office, it's the weakest time of year on the home market. That said, this week isn't bad with a few high profile releases. Unfortunately for me, I'm still waiting on the screeners for several of these. As far as the best of the best is concerned, there are a few contenders for Pick of the Week, including the pair of Doctor Who releases. But in the end I went with The Illusionist on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: I Saw the Devil

May 8th, 2011

I Saw the Devil is the latest film from Jee-woon Kim, who previously made the critically acclaimed films A Tale of Two Sisters and The Good, The Bad, and The Weird. Given his track record with critics, expectations on this film are quite high. More...

Per Theater Chart: Red Hot Start

March 8th, 2011

Red State started its box office run over the weekend, sort of. It played at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City at a special engagement, bringing in $161,590 for one showing. However, with ticket prices at $54, it's hardly a regular showing, so some are saying it shouldn't count. There is an argument to be made that people were paying for the Q&A with Kevin Smith and it is more accurate to consider this part of his popular speaking tour. That said, Dreamgirls also started with a premium showing at higher that usual prices and that counted. Given the number of tickets sold, even if they cost the average amount, it still would have earned $30,000, which would have still led the way on the Per Theater Chart. The only real competition was from Happythankyoumoreplease, which opened with an average of $17,532 in two theaters. More...

Dear Limited Releases

March 4th, 2011

There are a few releases of note this week, some because of their strong reviews (Uncle Boonmee); some because of the unusual distribution route (Red State); some because of the actor-turned-director (Happythankyoumoreplease). Overall, there should be something for everyone. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/04 63 $13,567   2 $6,784   $13,567 3
2011/03/11 68 $10,218 -25% 5 $2,044   $31,820 10
2011/03/18 63 $17,344 +70% 11 $1,577   $56,377 17
2011/03/25 70 $15,762 -9% 12 $1,314   $83,885 24
2011/04/01 82 $8,006 -49% 15 $534   $112,173 31
2011/04/08 100 $1,367 -83% 4 $342   $117,357 38
2011/04/15 82 $4,277 +213% 7 $611   $124,778 45
2011/04/22 100 $2,058 -52% 3 $686   $128,392 52

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/04 60 $21,602   2 $10,801   $21,602 7
2011/03/11 65 $17,431 -19% 5 $3,486   $39,033 14
2011/03/18 61 $29,090 +67% 11 $2,645   $68,123 21
2011/03/25 64 $36,044 +24% 12 $3,004   $104,167 28
2011/04/01 82 $11,823 -67% 15 $788   $115,990 35
2011/04/08 94 $4,511 -62% 4 $1,128   $120,501 42
2011/04/15 89 $5,833 +29% 7 $833   $126,334 49
2011/04/22 103 $2,876 -51% 3 $959   $129,210 56

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