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Assassination (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,904,682Details
International Box Office $89,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $90,904,682
Home Market Performance
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $7,408 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $7,408
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Snipers. Marksmen. Hired Guns. Double Agents. A group of exiled rebels are planning a hit on an Army Commander in Japanese-occupied Korea, but the only killer for the job is in prison. Now, the Resistance must devise a jailbreak, escape a hitman...and discover which of them is a traitor.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
80% - Fresh
Audience
84% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 7th, 2015 (Limited) by Well Go USA
International Releases: July 22nd, 2015 (Wide) (South Korea)
August 21st, 2015 (Wide) (Vietnam)
August 27th, 2015 (Limited) (Australia)
August 27th, 2015 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
September 10th, 2015 (Limited) (New Zealand)
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Video Release: December 1st, 2015 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 140 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Caper Film, Inc.
Production Countries: Republic of Korea

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,961 $1,668 Oct 2, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,247 $2,476 Sep 25, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,715 $16,242 Sep 18, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,406 $46,836 Sep 11, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,167 $116,423 Sep 4, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,521 $146,526 Aug 28, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,712 $215,565 Aug 21, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,859 $293,230 Aug 14, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,183 $287,700 Aug 7, 2015 3

Cast

   Ahn Okyun
   Yem Sek-jin
   Hawaii Pistol
Oh Dal-soo    Hawaii Pistol's Partner
Cho Jin-woong    Big Gun (Chu Sang-ok)
Choi Deok-moon    Duk-sam

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Choi Dong-hoon
Producer    Ahn Soo-hyun
Producer    Choi Dong-hoon
Producer    Kim Sung-Min
Director of Photography    Kim Woo-hyung
Lighting    Kim Seung-guy
Art Director    Ryu Seong-hie
Costume Designer    Jo Sang-gyeong
Make up    Choi Hye-rim
Editor    Shin Min-gyeong
Composer    Jang Young-gyu
Composer    Dalparan
Character CG Supervisor    Lee Dong-ho

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International Box Office: Mission: Accomplished

September 17th, 2015

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation rocketed up the chart into first place with $91.3 million in 63 markets over the weekend... sort of. This includes $86.42 million during the film's six-day opening in China. Its three-day weekend number is a lot smaller than that, but still enough for first place. Overall, the film now has $424.8 million internationally and $612.9 million worldwide. It became only the second film in the franchise to reach the $600 million mark worldwide. This is more than enough to break even, so it should come as no surprise that there's another installment in the works. More...

International Box Office: Summer is Terminated

September 10th, 2015

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International Box Office: Terminator Generates Black Ink

September 3rd, 2015

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International Box Office: Genisys Reborn in China

August 27th, 2015

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Per Theater Chart: Grandma's Road Trip to Success

August 26th, 2015

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International Box Office: Mission Completes Hattrick, but International Fair Thrives

August 20th, 2015

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation remained in first place for the third weekend in a row with $46.1 million in 63 markets over the weekend for totals of $235.3 million internationally and $373.6 million worldwide. The film's biggest opening was in France where it easily earned first place with $7.96 million on 719 screens. It also earned first place with $2.99 million on 947 screens in Brazil. The film isn't quite done its international run. It opens in Italy this weekend and China next month. It should have no trouble getting to $300 million internationally and could get all the way to $500 million worldwide. China could be a huge market for the movie. More...

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August 19th, 2015

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International Box Office: Rogue Remains Massive, While Fantastic Fairs Better

August 13th, 2015

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation expanded over the weekend and saw its weekend haul grow, but by a tiny amount. It pulled in $65.5 million in 59 markets over the weekend for totals of $156.7 million internationally and $264.5 million worldwide. The film earned first place in a trio of major markets, led by Russia where it made $4.07 million on 1,125 screens. It also debuted in Germany ($2.84 million on 612) and Spain ($1.73 million on 603). On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in Japan with $4.60 million on 600 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $6.07 million. Jurassic World earned first place in Japan, so that's hardly a poor opening. Its biggest market overall was South Korea, where it made $6.57 million on 818 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $31.99 million. The film is below average for the franchise so far, but that's still enough to break even and justify yet another installment. More...

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August 12th, 2015

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Limited and VOD Releases: Resurrecting Limited Releases

August 7th, 2015

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International Box Office: Rogue Nation Goes International

August 6th, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation opened in first place on the international chart with $64.5 million in 41 markets. Its biggest opening by far came in South Korea, where it made $13.80 million on 1,202 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $16.90 million. That total opening was more than twice the film's second biggest opening, $8.31 million in 572 theaters in the U.K. The film also had major market openings in Mexico ($4.17 million) and in Australia ($3.68 million). The film has yet to open in most major markets, including Germany, Russia, Spain, and Japan. The film opens in all four this weekend, so it should strong on the international chart. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/07 22 $287,700   33 $8,718   $287,700 3
2015/08/14 22 $293,230 +2% 29 $10,111   $580,930 10
2015/08/21 27 $215,565 -26% 27 $7,984   $1,239,544 17
2015/08/28 35 $146,526 -32% 22 $6,660   $1,528,213 24
2015/09/04 42 $116,423 -21% 19 $6,128   $1,727,092 31
2015/09/11 53 $46,836 -60% 14 $3,345   $1,851,317 38
2015/09/18 69 $16,242 -65% 9 $1,805   $1,889,542 45
2015/09/25 91 $2,476 -85% 1 $2,476   $1,892,018 52
2015/10/02 102 $1,668 -33% 1 $1,668   $1,904,682 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/07 19 $525,881   33 $15,936   $525,881 7
2015/08/14 22 $498,098 -5% 29 $17,176   $1,023,979 14
2015/08/21 25 $357,708 -28% 27 $13,248   $1,381,687 21
2015/08/28 36 $228,982 -36% 22 $10,408   $1,610,669 28
2015/09/04 41 $193,812 -15% 19 $10,201   $1,804,481 35
2015/09/11 50 $68,819 -64% 14 $4,916   $1,873,300 42
2015/09/18 67 $25,548 -63% 9 $2,839   $1,898,848 49
2015/09/25 95 $4,166 -84% 1 $4,166   $1,903,014 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 8/27/2015 $115,835 11 12 37 $296,590 9/21/2015
Hong Kong 8/27/2015 $95,033 35 35 52 $179,548 9/18/2015
New Zealand 9/10/2015 $29,885 7 7 16 $63,506 9/28/2015
Singapore 9/17/2015 $16,792 2 3 12 $61,014 10/20/2015
South Korea 7/22/2015 $0 0 400 940 $83,938,832 10/27/2015
Thailand 9/10/2015 $2,993 5 5 5 $2,993 9/18/2015
Vietnam 8/21/2015 $0 0 13 17 $29,426 9/9/2015
 
Rest of World $4,428,091
 
International Total$89,000,000 10/27/2015

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