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Dao Jian Xiao (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $47,897Details
International Box Office $1,808,500Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,856,397
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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

A tale of revenge, honor and greed follows a group of misfits that gets involved with a kitchen cleaver made from the top five swords of the martial arts world in this wild and brash action comedy. A tale of revenge, honor and greed follows a group of misfits that gets involved with a kitchen cleaver made from the top five swords of the martial arts world in this wild and brash action comedy.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 11,714 $47,897
All Time International Box Office 5,097 $1,808,500
All Time Worldwide Box Office 9,085 $1,856,397
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 4,567 $47,897
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 2,300 $47,897
All Time International Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,015 $1,808,500
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 2,060 $1,856,397

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 18th, 2011 (Limited) by China Lion Film Distribution, released as The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of stylized violence including some bloody images, brief crude humor and partial nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2154, 1/12/2011)
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Spoof, Martial Arts, Foreign Language, Non-Chronological, Visual Effects, Food, Segments, Ensemble, Prostitution, Revenge
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: First Cut Studios Inc., Fox International Productions, Taihe Films Investment Co. Ltd., Union Voole Technology Co, Zixuxuanyang Cultural Development Co
Production Countries: China,
Hong Kong

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 9,036 $725 Apr 1, 2011 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,420 $725 Apr 1, 2011 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,376 $363 Apr 1, 2011 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,844 $5,698 Mar 25, 2011 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,067 $5,698 Mar 25, 2011 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,990 $570 Mar 25, 2011 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,050 $23,425 Mar 18, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,163 $23,425 Mar 18, 2011 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,774 $633 Mar 18, 2011 3
Theater Average Limited Release 47,517 $633 Mar 18, 2011 3
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release 2,561 $633 Mar 18, 2011 3
Never Wide Domestic 5,564 $47,897 Mar 18, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 9,030 $47,897 Mar 18, 2011 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 4,696 0 Mar 18, 2011 0

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Daniel Yu
Producer    Tang Xiru
Story Creator    An Changhe
Screenwriter    Zhang Jiajia
Screenwriter    Tang Que
Screenwriter    Ma Luoshan
Screenwriter    Wuershan
Screenwriter    Tang Xiru
Cinematographer    Michal Tywoniuk
Editor    Huang Zhe

It was Win Win Win Win on the Per Theater Chart

March 22nd, 2011

There were a quartet of strong performers on the per theater chart this past weekend with Bill Cunningham New York coming out on top with $33,677 in its lone theater. However, while Win Win came in second, it was close behind with $30,072 while it was playing in five theaters, instead of just one, so you could argue it had the better start. Jane Eyre remained potent with an average of $17,939, while its theater count grew from 4 to 26. It will start hitting major milestones very soon. Nostalgia for the Light was the final $10,000 film with $10,681 in one theater. More...

Going to See Limited Releases is a Win Win Proposition

March 18th, 2011

It's another rather busy week for limited releases, plus there are a few that have might expand wide enough to earn some measure of mainstream success. There are a few very impressive documentaries on this week's list, while hopefully narrative films like Win Win or The Music Never Stopped can continue the mini-winning streak limited releases have had. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/18 58 $23,425   37 $633   $23,425 3
2011/03/25 88 $5,698 -76% 10 $570   $42,916 10
2011/04/01 116 $725 -87% 2 $363   $47,383 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/18 57 $37,218   37 $1,006   $37,218 7
2011/03/25 91 $9,440 -75% 10 $944   $46,658 14
2011/04/01 114 $1,239 -87% 2 $620   $47,897 21

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