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The Breakup Guru (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $208,959Details
International Box Office $106,590,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $106,798,959
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Mei Yuangui, a professional “Breakup Guru,” is hired by a client to end a relationship with Ye Xiaochun. But his penchant and skill at breaking up couples without complication and worry is put to the test when a battle of wits ensues with Xiaochun, risking his reputation and setting up the ultimate test of his services.


Rotten Tomatoes
Audience Spilled
48% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 27th, 2014 (Limited) by China Lion Film Distribution
International Releases: July 11th, 2014 (Wide), released as Breakup Guru, The (New Zealand)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 114 minutes
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Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, Romance, Motivational Speaker, Split Screen, Animated Sequences
Source:Based on Play
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Beijing Enlight Pictures
Production Countries: China

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,162 $1,474 Jul 25, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,858 $7,573 Jul 18, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,087 $14,390 Jul 11, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,808 $36,194 Jul 4, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,572 $67,000 Jun 27, 2014 3


   Mei Yuangui
   Ye Xiaochun
Yan Liu    Zhu Li
Chao Wei Liang    Mountain Tang
Xu Kejia    Old Six
Na Zha    Xiao Zhuang
Qin Yue    Hei Ge
Luan Yuanhui    Lu Lu
Zhao Manzhu    Pai Gu
Deng Xuedong    Old Man in Wheelchair

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Baimei Yu
Producer    Wang Changtian
Producer    Chao Deng
Producer    Qian Rui
Executive Producer    Baimei Yu
Executive Producer    Chen Zhiliang
Production Designer    Sun Li
Editor    Tu Yiran
Composer    Wang Ji
Director of Photography    Du Jie

Per Theater Chart: Beginning on Top

July 1st, 2014

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Despite there being a $100 million hit on the box office this weekend, Begin Again still led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $26,813 in five theaters. This bodes well for its expansion on Wednesday. The overall number one film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, was next with an average of $23,633 in more than 4,000 theaters. Snowpiercer was the third film to earn a per theater average over $20,000 with an average of $20,266 in eight theaters. America: Imagine a World Without Her was next with an average of $12,869 million in three theaters. Yves Saint Laurent was a surprise entry in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,104 in two theaters. It managed this despite earning weak reviews and opening on the Wednesday. The final film in the $10,000 club was Code Black, which climbed into the $10,000 club during its second weekend of release with $10,953 in two theaters. It is rare for a documentary to do this well, and it is even rarer for a film to see its per theater average grow. More...

Limited Releases: Begin the Weekend with a Limited Release

June 27th, 2014

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There are more than a dozen limited releases on this week's list, including two films that are opening in limited release this week with a scheduled wide expansion next week. Unfortunately, I don't have high hopes for either of those two films. There are some films worth checking out, including a pair of documentaries, The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz and Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, both of which are also playing on Video on Demand. The film I hope has the best start is Snowpiercer, a South Korean film that is earning amazing reviews. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/27 39 $67,000   12 $5,583   $67,000 3
2014/07/04 46 $36,194 -46% 10 $3,619   $147,391 10
2014/07/11 52 $14,390 -60% 6 $2,398   $183,683 17
2014/07/18 66 $7,573 -47% 3 $2,524   $201,214 24
2014/07/25 95 $1,474 -81% 1 $1,474   $208,959 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/04 43 $58,096   10 $5,810   $169,293 14
2014/07/11 48 $24,348 -58% 6 $4,058   $193,641 21
2014/07/18 64 $13,844 -43% 3 $4,615   $207,485 28

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
New Zealand 7/11/2014 $7,706 2 2 2 $7,706 1/8/2016
Rest of World $106,582,294
International Total$106,590,000 1/8/2016

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