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Du zhan (2013)

Drug War poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $128,195Details
International Box Office $23,268,503Details
Worldwide Box Office $23,396,698
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $48,458 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $84,976 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $133,434
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Manufacturing just fifty grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence, and Timmy Choi has manufactured tons of it. After a violent lab accident, he's in the custody of Captain Zhang, and now he has only one chance to avoid execution: turn informant and help Zhang's undercover team take down the powerful cartel he's been cooking for. But as the uneasy allies are forced to compress months of police work into just 72 sleepless hours, the increasingly desperate police are quickly stretched past their limits. As things spin wildly out of control, the line between duty and recklessness is blurred, and it becomes unclear whether the cop or the criminal truly has the upper hand.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 26th, 2013 (Limited) by Variance Films, released as Drug War
International Releases: April 18th, 2013 (Wide) (Australia)
April 18th, 2013 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
April 18th, 2013 (Wide) (Malaysia)
April 18th, 2013 (Wide) (Singapore)
April 26th, 2013 (Wide) (Taiwan)
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Video Release: October 15th, 2013 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, drug content and language.
(Rating bulletin 2285, 8/14/2013)
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: Narcotics, Organized Crime, Undercover, Confidential Informant
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Beijing Hairun Pictures LTD, Huaxia Film & Distribution Coroporation, Milkyway Image, CCTV 6 Movie Channel
Production Countries: China,
Hong Kong

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,671 $182 Nov 8, 2013 108
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,426 $1,099 Oct 18, 2013 87
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,166 $1,641 Oct 4, 2013 73
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,901 $2,147 Sep 20, 2013 59
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,702 $8,015 Aug 30, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,072 $10,094 Aug 23, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,117 $21,731 Aug 16, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,116 $13,382 Aug 9, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,122 $10,019 Aug 2, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,097 $5,926 Jul 26, 2013 3

Cast

   Timmy Choi
Sun Honglei    Zaptain Zhang
Huang Yi    Yang Xiaobei
Gao Yunxiang    Xu Guoxiang
Wallace Chung    Guo Weijun
Li Guangie    Chen Sinxong
Guo Tao    Senior Dumb
Li Jing    Junior Dumb

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Johnnie To
Producer    Wai Ka-Fai
Screenwriter    Wai Ka-Fai
Screenwriter    Yau Nai Hoi
Screenwriter    Ryker Chan
Screenwriter    Yu Xi
Editor    Allen Leung
Supervising Editor    David Richardson
Costume Designer    Boey Wong
Art Director    Horace Ma
Composer    Xavier Jamaux
Director of Photography    Cheng Siu Keung
Cinematographer    To Hung Mo
Executive Producer    Liu Yanming
Executive Producer    Gu Guoquin
Executive Producer    Yan Xiaoming
Line Producer    Elaine Chu

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 15th, 2013

October 14th, 2013

It's a good week on the home market with two $100 million hits coming out: The Heat and Pacific Rim. I've heard good things about both films, but unfortunately, neither screener has arrived. Also, while we have two big release on top, there's not a lot of depth and we quickly run into releases that would be filler during a normal week. At the time I started this column, no new releases for the week had arrived on time, but at least that gave me a chance to get a bit caught up on some of the previous late arrivals. This list includes two contenders for Pick of the Week: White Collar: Season Four and Modern Family: Season Four on DVD or Blu-ray. Both are must haves, but the latter won out for Pick of the Week honors. More...

Per Theater Chart: Blue Cheers Up the Box Office

August 1st, 2013

Blue Jasmine earned top spot on the per theater chart, not just for the week, but for the year. Its per theater average was $102,011 in six theaters, topping the previous yearly best by Spring Breakers. Spring-Breakers finished its theatrical run with just over $14 million, which is a figure Blue Jasmine should top. The Act of Killing remained potent in second place with an average of $13,890 in three theaters. The overall box office leader, The Wolverine, was the final film in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,536. More...

Limited Releases: Going to War

July 26th, 2013

There are a huge number of limited releases this week, but the vast majority of them are not earning strong enough reviews to suggest they will thrive in limited release. There are some, like Extracted, that are earning positive reviews, but there are so few reviews, that it is impossible to judge the movie. Drug War is earning the best reviews and it might find an audience. However, it is Blue Jasmine that has the best shot at earning some measure of mainstream success. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/07/26 59 $5,926   1 $5,926   $5,926 3
2013/08/02 59 $10,019 +69% 4 $2,505   $19,647 10
2013/08/09 64 $13,382 +34% 8 $1,673   $38,741 17
2013/08/16 60 $21,731 +62% 13 $1,672   $69,338 24
2013/08/23 63 $10,094 -54% 11 $918   $93,246 31
2013/08/30 68 $8,015 -21% 7 $1,145   $108,534 38
2013/09/20 91 $2,147   4 $537   $120,856 59
2013/10/04 98 $1,641   3 $547   $124,898 73
2013/10/18 108 $1,099   2 $550   $127,695 87
2013/11/08 98 $182   1 $182   $127,877 108

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/07/26 58 $9,628   1 $9,628   $9,628 7
2013/08/02 62 $15,731 +63% 4 $3,933   $25,359 14
2013/08/09 64 $22,248 +41% 8 $2,781   $47,607 21
2013/08/16 56 $35,545 +60% 13 $2,734   $83,152 28
2013/08/23 61 $17,367 -51% 11 $1,579   $100,519 35
2013/08/30 68 $12,405 -29% 7 $1,772   $112,924 42
2013/09/06 80 $5,109 -59% 7 $730   $118,033 49
2013/09/20 79 $4,548   4 $1,137   $123,257 63
2013/10/04 88 $3,339   4 $835   $126,596 77
2013/10/18 86 $1,099   2 $550   $127,695 91
2013/11/08 80 $500   1 $500   $128,195 112

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 4/18/2013 $37,284 7 7 7 $37,284 12/14/2015
Hong Kong 4/18/2013 $376,519 68 68 107 $566,270 12/14/2015
Malaysia 4/18/2013 $227,162 53 53 102 $371,727 12/14/2015
Singapore 4/18/2013 $103,252 18 18 35 $173,516 12/14/2015
Taiwan 4/26/2013 $27,251 21 21 21 $35,887 12/14/2015
 
Rest of World $22,083,819
 
International Total$23,268,503 12/14/2015

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