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Bai she chuan shuo (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,759Details
International Box Office $32,153,862Details
Worldwide Box Office $32,172,621
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,306,334 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,518,096 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,824,430
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  8. Trailer


Action director Ching Siu-Tung helms this fantasy film based on an old Chinese legend about an herbalist who falls in love with a thousand-year-old White Snake disguised as a woman. Jet Li stars as a sorcerer who discovers her true identity and battles to save the man's soul.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
31% - Rotten
49% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 8th, 2013 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures, released as The Sorcerer and the White Snake (International name)
International Releases: September 28th, 2011 (Wide), released as Its Love (China)
Video Release: April 9th, 2013 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and sensuality.
(Rating bulletin 2240, 9/12/2012)
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Martial Arts, Demons, Romance, Wire Fu, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Juli Entertainment Media Co.
Production Countries: Hong Kong

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,465 $577 Mar 8, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,128 $747 Mar 1, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,857 $977 Feb 22, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,413 $2,744 Feb 15, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,254 $5,530 Feb 8, 2013 3


   Fa Hai
Eva Huang    White Snake
Raymond Lam    Xu Xian
Charlene Choi    Green Snake
Wen Zhang    Neng Ren
Vivian Hsu    Ice Harpy

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Zhang Tan
Screenwriter    Tsang Kan-Cheong
Screenwriter    Szeto Cheuk-Hon
Producer    Chui Po chu
Executive Producer    Yang Zi
Editor    Angie Lam
Composer    Mark Liu
Cinematographer    Venus Keung

Blu-ray Sales: April 14th, 2013: Hobbit Stretches Its Legs

May 31st, 2013

Like the DVD sales chart, there were almost no new releases to find a place on the April 14th, 2013 edition of the Blu-ray sales chart. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey rose to the top of the chart 104,000 units / $2.60 million for the week and 1.93 million units / $45.02 million after four. More...

DVD Sales: April 14th, 2013: Bible Doesn't Resurrect Sales Numbers

May 31st, 2013

There were only three new releases to reach the top 30 on the April 14th, 2013 edition of the DVD sales chart and none of them reached the top five. This left the top five identical to last week. The Bible: The Epic Miniseries sold 161,000 units and generated $5.29 million in sales for the week, lifting its running tallies to 597,000 units / $19.60 million. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 9th, 2013

April 8th, 2013

It's another bad week on the home market. According to, the biggest release of the week is the fifth season of Merlin, which is a British TV show. Gabriel Iglesias' latest Stand-Up Concert DVD is right behind. The rest of the top five is filled with a canceled cable show and a poorly reviewed limited release. The best release of the week is Naked Lunch Criterion Collection Blu-ray, which is great, but not quite Pick of the Week material. (It is just too bizarre for most people.) Fortunately, Lincoln on Four-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack finally arrived and I was able to review it. Despite it not coming out this week, or this month, it is still the Pick of the Week material. It towers that high above this week's releases. I do hope more people check out Sexy Evil Genius on DVD than its sales ranking indicates. More...

Per Theater Chart: Gate Keeps Out Thief

February 13th, 2013

The Gatekeepers remained in first place in the per theater chart with an average of $14,024 in three theaters. The only other film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart was Identity Thief with an average of $11,000, which is amazing for a wide release at this time of year. More...

Limited Releases: Glimpse Inside the Limited Releases

February 8th, 2013

While there are a number of diverse limited releases this week, only two of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Those two are Lore and Caesar Must Die. Neither has a real shot at mainstream success, as foreign language films and documentaries rarely expand significantly. Hopefully they will at least find a receptive audience in the art house circuit. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/02/08 67 $5,530   5 $1,106   $5,530 3
2013/02/15 76 $2,744 -50% 4 $686   $14,161 10
2013/02/22 86 $977 -64% 1 $977   $16,388 17
2013/03/01 94 $747 -24% 1 $747   $17,550 24
2013/03/08 97 $577 -23% 1 $577   $18,445 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/02/08 70 $11,417   5 $2,283   $11,417 7
2013/02/15 75 $3,994 -65% 4 $999   $15,411 14
2013/02/22 89 $1,392 -65% 1 $1,392   $16,803 21
2013/03/01 94 $1,065 -23% 1 $1,065   $17,868 28
2013/03/08 94 $891 -16% 1 $891   $18,759 35

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
China 9/28/2011 $0 0 0 0 $26,290,000 10/19/2016
Rest of World $5,863,862
International Total$32,153,862 10/19/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/14/20131055,332 55,332$745,875$745,8751
4/21/20132522,178-60% 77,510$332,448$1,078,3242

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/14/2013831,773 31,773$606,553$606,5531
4/21/20131310,764-66% 42,538$269,003$875,5562

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