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The Ark of Mr. Chow (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $53,252Details
International Box Office $7,850,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $7,903,252
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A group of bright teenagers are recruited for a special college program for young geniuses only to find themselves socially awkward among their more normal peers. "The Ark of Mr. Chow" is a satirical take on the Chinese education system and how it emphasizes academic excellence over a student's overall personal development, especially outside of the academic curriculum. The director, Xiao Yang, was part of the class and draws on his personal experiences with the system to paint a lighthearted but accurate portrayal of what its like to grow up too intelligent for your own good.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 11,556 $53,252
All Time International Box Office 3,572 $7,850,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 6,434 $7,903,252
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 4,443 $53,252
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 2,288 $53,252
All Time International Box Office for Comedy Movies 704 $7,850,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,543 $7,903,252

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 19th, 2015 (Limited) by China Lion Film Distribution
International Releases: June 18th, 2015 (Limited) (Australia)
June 18th, 2015 (Limited), released as Ark of Mr Chow, The (New Zealand)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 106 minutes
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Keywords: Child Prodigy, College, China
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: CKF Pictures
Production Countries: China

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,640 $1,770 Jul 3, 2015 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,063 $1,770 Jul 3, 2015 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,443 $1,770 Jul 3, 2015 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,427 $8,286 Jun 26, 2015 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,693 $8,286 Jun 26, 2015 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,905 $1,381 Jun 26, 2015 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,098 $22,583 Jun 19, 2015 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,209 $22,583 Jun 19, 2015 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,472 $1,882 Jun 19, 2015 3
Theater Average Limited Release 20,922 $1,882 Jun 19, 2015 3
Top 2015 Theater Average Limited Release 716 $1,882 Jun 19, 2015 3
Never Wide Domestic 5,418 $53,252 Jun 19, 2015 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 8,886 $53,252 Jun 19, 2015 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 5,664 0 Jun 19, 2015 0


   Zhou Zhiyong
   Zhou Lan
   Wu Wei
   Liang, the University's Chancellor
   Jiang Yilin/Elaine
Leo Li    Fang Houzheng
Liu Xilong    Wang Dafa

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Zhang Weili
Screenwriter    Xiao Yang
Producer    Chen Kuo-fu
Producer    Wang Zhonglei
Producer    Tao Kun
Producer    Chang Hongsong
Executive Producer    Chang Chia-lu
Executive Producer    Wang Zhongjun
Editor    Zhang Weili

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/06/19 41 $22,583   12 $1,882   $22,583 3
2015/06/26 62 $8,286 -63% 6 $1,381   $45,458 10
2015/07/03 78 $1,770 -79% 1 $1,770   $53,252 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/06/19 41 $37,172   12 $3,098   $37,172 7
2015/06/26 63 $14,310 -62% 6 $2,385   $51,482 14

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