Follow us on

Birth of the Dragon (2017)

Birth of the Dragon
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
Further financial details...

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


Birth of the Dragon is not a biopic on Bruce Lee, but rather a modern take on the classic and beloved kung fu films of the past. It is inspired by the real yet controversial fight between a then up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man. Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, many consider this epic showdown to be the battle that gave birth to a legend.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 25th, 2017 (Wide) by BH Tilt
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for martial arts violence, language and thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2474 (Cert #50612), 5/3/2017)
Running Time: 91 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Enter the Dragon
Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: Biography, 1960s, San Francisco, Martial Arts, Martial Arts Master
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Kylin Pictures, Groundswell Productions, WWE Studios, BH Tilt, Anomally Entertainment
Production Countries: United States


   Bruce Lee
Yu Xia    Wong Jack Man
Jin Xing    Auntie Blossom
Jingjing Qu    Xiulan
Ron Yuan   
Billy Magnussen    Steve McKee
Simon Yin    Vinnie Wei

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Stephen J. Rivele
Screenwriter    Christopher Wilkinson
Story based on the article ‘Bruce Lee’s Toughest Fight’ by    Michael Dorgan
Producer    Michael London
Producer    Janice Williams
Producer    James Hong Pang
Producer    Leo Shi Young
Producer    Stephen J. Rivele
Producer    Christopher Wilkinson
Executive Producer    Jason Blum
Executive Producer    Michael Luisi
Executive Producer    Kelly Mullen
Executive Producer    David Nicksay
Executive Producer    George Nolfi
Executive Producer    Helen Ye Zhong
Director of Photography    Amir Mokri
Production Designer    David Brisbin
Editor    Joel Viertel
Composer    H. Scott Salinas
Composer    Reza Safinia
Costume Designer    Aieshia Li
Casting Director    Poping Auyeung
Casting Director    Joanna Colbert

Contest: Leap of Faith

August 18th, 2017


There is one wide release coming out next weekend, Leap!, and it only has about a 50/50 chance of opening in more than 2,000 theaters. Birth of the Dragon and All Saints are opening in less, but both have a shot at the top five. In fact, All Saints could be the biggest new release of the weekend, as faith-based films are notoriously unpredictable. However, I’m going with Leap! as the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest, because All Saints is just too unpredictable. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening three-day weekend box office number for Leap!.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven’t won, or haven’t won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don’t delay! More...

2017 Preview: August

August 1st, 2017

Annabelle Creation

July is over and we should all be happy about that. Granted, there were some positive results we can talk about. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a huge hit and Despicable Me 3 will pull in a sizable profit before it reaches the home market. There were also a couple of other $100 million hits and a midlevel hit or two; however, overall, 2017 wasn’t able to compete with 2016 and the box office finally lost its lead over last year. 2017 started the summer about $200 million ahead of 2016, but will finish July about $100 million behind last year’s pace. August doesn’t look any better. There are a couple of films that have a reasonable shot at $100 million, The Dark Tower and Annabelle: Creation, as well as a few that should be solid midlevel hits. However, last year we had Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe, both of which nearly hit $100 million, then we had midlevel hits like Pete’s Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings, and War Dogs. I don’t know if 2017 will be able to compete with that. ... Now some of you are thinking I forgot about Suicide Squad. Trust me, I will never forget that movie. I ignored it to make a point. Even without Suicide Squad, I don’t think 2017 will make up the deficit it has with 2016. With Suicide Squad, it is going to be a disaster. I want to be optimistic, but there’s no evidence to suggest I should be. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at