The Forbidden Kingdom

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $52,075,270Details
International Box Office $77,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $129,075,270
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $23,787,013 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $668,161 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $24,455,174
Further financial details...

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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
64% - Fresh
Audience
60% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$55,000,000
Theatrical Release: April 18th, 2008 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: September 9th, 2008 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of martial arts action and some violence
Keywords: Time Travel, Martial Arts
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Casey Silver, Lionsgate, Weinstein Company, Relativity Media, Hyayi Brothers Corp.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 23rd, 2010

This Friday is Black Friday, but there's a lull on the home market with not a whole lot of great releases. (This is the usual pattern for Thanksgiving.) The biggest hit coming out is The Expendables, which should top the chart, while there are a number of smaller releases that are in contention for Pick of the Week. The best of these is Metropolis: The Complete Metropolis, which comes out on Blu-ray this week after being released on DVD last week. More...

DVD Rentals - Made to Order

There were almost as many new releases to reach the top 30 on the rental charts as there were on the sales chart this week, but there were some key differences, including the top spot. The number one rental of the week was Made of Honor, which generated about 20% more revenue than Speed Racer. More...

DVD Sales - Go Speed Racer!

There were plenty of new releases on this week's sales chart, nine in fact, but they generally didn't perform as strongly as last week's group. Leading the way was Speed Racer with 406,000 units sold, and $8.40 million in revenue generated, which is relatively better than its theatrical run. More...

DVD Rentals - Oh Baby!

New releases were not as plentiful on the rental charts as much as on the sales chart this week, but we still had a new number one as Baby Mama beat Forbidden Kingdom by nearly 25%. More...

DVD Sales - Forbidden Releases are Twice as Sweet

New releases dominated the sales chart this week with eight of them charting, including all of the top five. The new number one film was Forbidden Kingdom, which sold 550,000 units during its opening week and generated $12.70 million in sales. More...

DVD Releases for September 9, 2008 - Part I

TV on DVD is at its peak for the year, just in time for the new season to start. However, because last season was cut short by the writers' strike, and so many studios are not taking that into account in the pricing, there are fewer releases at are contenders for DVD Pick of the Week. But we do have a worthy recipient of the award: Fist of Legend - Buy from Amazon, the latest release from Dragon Dynasty. Also, while the week was slow on top, it was busy overall, so much so that we had to split the week's list into two parts again. Part II can be found here. More...

International Details - Milestone Weekend

Hancock fell 56% to $20.22 million on 7516 screens in 70 markets, however, that was still enough for second place on the international chart this week, and lifted its totals to $295.58 million internationally and $502.06 million worldwide, reaching a major milestone. The film's best market of the week was Spain where it remained in first place with $3.98 million on 575 screens for a total of $16.86 million. It is also performing well in Germany where it held on to second place with $1.70 million on 755 screens over the weekend and $33.62 million after four. However, it is starting to slip in the U.K. falling to fifth place with $1.40 million on 400 screens, but its total of $45.15 million in that market is still fantastic. Hancock likely hit $300 million early last week, and it has yet to open in Japan and Italy. More...

International Details - Panda Throws Its Weight Around

Kung Fu Panda grew to its biggest yet pulling in $45.32 million on 6314 screens in 49 markets for a total of $221.64 million. This includes openings in France where it placed second with $8.64 million on 743 screens for the full week and in Spain where it topped the charts with $6.29 million on 581 screens. The film's best holdover was The U.K. where it slipped a spot to third with $5.55 million on 456 screens for a two-week total of $21.57 million. It also held well in Germany adding $4.54 million on 838 screens for a two-week total of $11.14 million while it now has $20.38 million in Australia, including $3.17 million on 361 screens during this past weekend. Meanwhile, the film has yet to open in Italy or Japan, as well as a few other smaller markets, and should have no trouble reaching $300 million before long. More...

International Details - Sex not as Popular with International Audiences

Sex and the City made its international debut this past weekend, and while it wasn't able to top the charts like it did domestically, it still managed a fantastic $32.77 million on 3590 screens in 14 markets over the weekend for a total of $37.52 million. Its biggest opening came in the U.K. where it dominated the market with $17.22 million on 460 screens, which is equivalent to an $80 million to $100 million opening here. It also finished first in Germany with $7.41 million on 836 screens. It also did very well in France with $6.12 million on 551 screens and in Italy with $2.74 million on 552 screens, finishing second in both markets. The film opened in Australia and South Korea this past weekend, while it doesn't end its run till late August with Japan and it should reach several major milestones before then. More...

International Details - Narnia is Prince of the International Charts

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian opened in second place on the international charts with $23.31 million on 3037 screens in 12 markets giving it the best per screen average on this week's list. The film only opened in three major markets, but it finished first in all of them. This includes Russia where it managed $6.73 million on 735 screens and Mexico where it earned $6.27 million on 842 and in both cases it opened significantly higher than the original. On the other hand, while it managed first place in South Korea, its opening of $3.42 million on 670 screens over the weekend and a total of $3.90 million is significantly lower than the originals opening of $3.94 million on 262 screens over three days and $5.22 million in total. Next up for the film is its debut in Japan this weekend, while it has major openings all the way till late August. More...

International Details - What Happened to Speed Racer?

Like it did domestically, What Happens in Vegas... managed to open in second place on the international charts. It was able to do so in part because it opened in nearly every major market over the past weekend earning solid openings in many of them. This includes second place in both the U.K. ($2.47 million on 398 screens), in France ($2.36 million on 304 screens), and in Australia ($2.33 million on 335). It also placed first in Spain with an impressive $3.77 million on 398 screens and also topped the charts in both Russia and Germany with $3.70 million on 476 screens $1.85 million on 500 screens respectively. Overall it managed to pull in $24.86 million on 3904 screens in 36 markets during its opening weekend on the charts, and should have little difficulty matching its domestic total. More...

International Details - Forbidden Falls from the Top

The release of Iron Man hit The Forbidden Kingdom knocking it into second place with $9.63 million on 2062 screens in 11 markets for a total of $40.51 million. The film had no major openings, but it did make $1.10 million on 398 screens over the weekend in South Korea for a total of $5.63 million. More...

International Top Five - Forbidden Territory

The Forbidden Kingdom doubled its screen and market counts and that helped it finish in first place by a wide, wide margin. Overall the film earned $16.82 million on 1082 screens in 10 markets for a very early total of $24.70 million. Major openings include South Korea, where it placed first with $3.15 million on 439 screens over the weekend and $3.60 million in total, and Russia, where it also placed first with $1.27 million on 262 screens. It was obviously stronger in the former than the latter, however, the latter was more significant since it was the film's first major test outside of the Asian marketplace, which could be called its home. If it can duplicate its performance in similar major markets in Europe, then it will have little difficulty showing a profit before long. More...

Hot Mama

The last weekend before the summer blockbuster rush turned out to be a positive one with only one film missing Thursday's prediction. This helped the overall box office to $91 million over the weekend, although that was 4% less than last weekend. More importantly, it was 17% more than the same weekend last year and that helped reduce 2007's lead over 2008 $2.66 billion to $2.59 billion. More...

International Details - Goodbye to the Top Five

Bienvenue Chez les Ch'its, a.k.a. Welcome to the Sticks, remained in first place in France with $4.79 million on 867 screens over the weekend for a total of $175.67 million after 8. However, it fell out of the top five internationally with $5.33 million on 963 screens in 4 markets for a total of $187.13 million. In its native market, the film has ticket sales of 19.25 million putting it about three weeks away from topping Titanic's record of 20.64 million while it is closing in on $200 million internationally. Both of those are amazing records, and the film is hardly showing signs of slowing down. More...

Harold and Kumar and Baby Make Three

Two comedies with vastly different target audiences are opening this weekend, as is a thriller with perhaps no target audience. None of the new releases look likely to light up the box office charts, especially with the looming release of Iron Man less than a week away. That said, limited expenses and lowered expectations should keep the studios happy, for the most part. More...

Jet Li and Jackie Chan Team Up to Take Over the Box Office

New releases were able to match expectations at the box office this weekend, for the most part, and there were hardly any surprises overall. This led to overall box office revenue of $94 million, which is about 1% lower than last weekend. However, it is also 6% higher than the same weekend last year, which ends 2008's four-week losing streak. Year-to-date, 2008 is still behind $2.47 billion to $2.56 billion, but we will take every little bit of good news as it comes. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of April 18, 2008

Only a handful of sites this week that rise just to the level of being average. And only one site, The Forbidden Kingdom - Official Site, that even comes close to being award worthy. Fortunately, it is clearly at that level and it has everything one could need including plenty of information, sound & animation, and even a game. More...

Jet Li and Jackie Chan take on Sarah Marshall

We are getting closer and closer to the first weekend of May, and the unofficial opening of the summer blockbuster season. Because of this, studios are getting more and more reluctant to release a major film and the best most films coming out this weekend can hope for is a midlevel hit. However, while there is no obvious first place film on this week's list, that does mean we should have a close race for the number one spot and at least that should generate some interest from box office watchers. More...

2008 Preview: April

April is not a good month to release a movie. In fact, it is one of the worst months to release a movie, especially late in the month as the May mega-releases begin to loom large on the horizon and you don't have a lot of time to pull in some cash before summer starts and the competition becomes too much to handle. There are, however, a few limited release this month that have a real shot at expanding. Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? could reach $10 million, which would be amazing for a documentary, but it is doubtful it will expand wide. More...

Cast Updates - September 20, 2007

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New Movie US Release Dates - July 22, 2007

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Cast

Jackie Chan    Old Hop/Lu Yan
Jet Li    The Monkey King/The Silent Monk
Michael Angarano    Jason Tripitikas
Liu Yifei    Golden Sparrow
Collin Chou    Jade Warlord
Li Bingbing    Ni Chang
Wang De Shun    Jade Emperor
Morgan Benoit    Lupo

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Rob Minkoff
Screenwriter    John Fusco
Producer    Casey Silver
Executive Producer    Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer    Yuen Woo Ping
Executive Producer    Jon Feltheimer
Executive Producer    Raffaella De Laurentis
Co-Executive Producer    Willie Chan
Co-Executive Producer    Solon So
Co-Executive Producer    Steve Shasman
Co-Executive Producer    Jason C. Lin
Co-Executive Producer    David U. Lee
Cinematographer    Peter Pau
Editor    Eric Strand
Composer    David Buckley
Music Supervisor    Adam Smalley
Production Designer    Bill Brzeski
Supervising Art Director    Eric Lam
Set Designer    Fu De Lin
Supervising Art Director    Lu Zhi Kui
Set Designer    Huang Wei Min
Set Decorator    Wen Yu Ci
Set Designer    Lan Bin
Costume Designer    Shirley Chan
Sound Mixer    David Wyman
Sound Supervisor    Tao Jing
Fight Choreographer    Yuen Woo Ping
Visual Effects Supervisor    Ron Simonson
Line Producer    Hester Hargett-Aupetit
Associate Producer    Philip Lee
Associate Producer    Mathew Tang
Assistant Director    Ken Siu
Assistant Director    Dick Tso Kin Nam
Casting Director    Poping Auyeung
Casting Director    Nancy Foy

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/04/18 1 $7,743,521   3,151 $2,457   $7,743,521 1
2008/04/19 1 $7,996,033 +3% 3,151 $2,538   $15,739,554 2
2008/04/20 1 $5,661,567 -29% 3,151 $1,797   $21,401,121 3
2008/04/21 1 $1,692,767 -70% 3,151 $537   $23,093,888 4
2008/04/22 2 $1,475,846 -13% 3,151 $468   $24,569,734 5
2008/04/23 2 $1,228,867 -17% 3,151 $390   $25,798,601 6
2008/04/24 2 $1,226,533 n/c 3,151 $389   $27,025,134 7
2008/04/25 4 $3,224,042 +163% 3,151 $1,023   $30,249,176 8
2008/04/26 3 $4,756,233 +48% 3,151 $1,509   $35,005,409 9
2008/04/27 3 $3,232,089 -32% 3,151 $1,026   $38,237,498 10
2008/04/28 4 $787,484 -76% 3,151 $250   $39,024,982 11
2008/04/29 4 $713,542 -9% 3,151 $226   $39,738,524 12
2008/04/30 4 $616,197 -14% 3,151 $196   $40,354,721 13
2008/05/01 4 $550,519 -11% 3,151 $175   $40,905,240 14
2008/05/02 6 $1,179,314 +114% 2,960 $398   $42,084,554 15
2008/05/03 6 $1,815,526 +54% 2,960 $613   $43,900,080 16
2008/05/04 6 $1,193,057 -34% 2,960 $403   $45,112,303 17
2008/05/05 6 $296,819 -75% 2,960 $100   $45,409,122 18
2008/05/06 6 $330,144 +11% 2,960 $112   $45,739,266 19
2008/05/07 6 $306,670 -7% 2,960 $104   $46,045,936 20
2008/05/08 6 $314,845 +3% 2,960 $106   $46,360,781 21
2008/05/09 8 $541,008 +72% 1,724 $314   $46,901,789 22
2008/05/10 8 $864,757 +60% 1,724 $502   $47,766,546 23
2008/05/11 8 $763,558 -12% 1,724 $443   $48,530,104 24
2008/05/12 8 $197,373 -74% 1,724 $114   $48,727,477 25
2008/05/13 8 $195,946 -1% 1,724 $114   $48,923,423 26
2008/05/14 8 $183,911 -6% 1,724 $107   $49,107,334 27
2008/05/15 8 $187,795 +2% 1,724 $109   $49,295,129 28
2008/05/16 9 $272,953 +45% 997 $274   $49,568,082 29
2008/05/17 9 $445,173 +63% 997 $447   $50,013,255 30
2008/05/18 9 $355,730 -20% 997 $357   $50,368,985 31
2008/05/19 9 $151,236 -57% 997 $152   $50,520,221 32
2008/05/20 9 $109,147 -28% 997 $109   $50,629,368 33
2008/05/21 9 $92,787 -15% 997 $93   $50,722,155 34
2008/05/22 10 $80,448 -13% 997 $81   $50,802,603 35
2008/05/23 12 $100,946 +25% 997 $101   $50,903,549 36
2008/05/24 12 $161,004 +59% 997 $161   $51,064,553 37
2008/05/25 11 $156,650 -3% 997 $157   $51,221,203 38
2008/05/26 12 $137,415 -12% 997 $138   $51,358,618 39
2008/05/27 11 $42,221 -69% 997 $42   $51,400,839 40
2008/05/28 12 $40,984 -3% 997 $41   $51,441,823 41
2008/05/29 12 $41,446 +1% 997 $42   $51,483,269 42
2008/05/30 - $70,045 +69% 262 $267   $51,553,314 43
2008/05/31 - $109,164 +56% 262 $417   $51,662,478 44
2008/06/01 - $68,447 -37% 262 $261   $51,730,925 45
2008/06/02 14 $25,486 -63% 262 $97   $51,756,411 46
2008/06/03 - $27,268 +7% 262 $104   $51,783,679 47
2008/06/04 - $25,526 -6% 262 $97   $51,809,205 48
2008/06/05 - $27,353 +7% 262 $104   $51,836,558 49
2008/06/06 - $24,322 -11% 160 $152   $51,860,880 50
2008/06/07 - $36,081 +48% 160 $226   $51,896,961 51
2008/06/08 - $27,079 -25% 160 $169   $51,924,040 52
2008/06/09 - $11,439 -58% 160 $71   $51,935,479 53
2008/06/10 - $12,970 +13% 160 $81   $51,948,449 54
2008/06/11 - $11,769 -9% 160 $74   $51,960,218 55
2008/06/12 - $12,087 +3% 160 $76   $51,972,305 56
2008/06/13 - $20,147 +67% 105 $192   $51,992,452 57
2008/06/14 - $28,734 +43% 105 $274   $52,021,186 58
2008/06/15 - $19,107 -34% 105 $182   $52,040,293 59
2008/06/16 - $8,896 -53% 105 $85   $52,049,189 60
2008/06/17 - $8,973 +1% 105 $85   $52,058,162 61
2008/06/18 - $8,282 -8% 105 $79   $52,066,444 62
2008/06/19 - $8,826 +7% 105 $84   $52,075,270 63

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/04/18 1 $21,401,121   3,151 $6,792   $21,401,121 3
2008/04/25 3 $11,212,364 -48% 3,151 $3,558   $38,237,498 10
2008/05/02 6 $4,187,897 -63% 2,960 $1,415   $45,112,303 17
2008/05/09 8 $2,169,323 -48% 1,724 $1,258   $48,530,104 24
2008/05/16 9 $1,073,856 -50% 997 $1,077   $50,368,985 31
2008/05/23 12 $418,600 -61% 487 $860   $51,221,203 38
2008/05/30 15 $247,656 -41% 262 $945   $51,730,925 45
2008/06/06 27 $87,482 -65% 160 $547   $51,924,040 52
2008/06/13 34 $67,988 -22% 105 $648   $52,040,293 59

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/14/20081501,129 501,129$10,191,260$10,191,2601
9/21/20083239,382-52% 740,511$4,773,493$14,964,7532
9/28/2008693,797-61% 834,308$1,895,994$16,860,7463
10/5/2008667,141-28% 901,449$1,354,858$18,215,6054
10/12/20081342,379-37% 943,828$839,837$19,055,4425
10/19/20082726,885-37% 970,713$460,701$19,516,1436
11/16/20082935,595 1,060,227$550,188$20,907,81610

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/5/20101310,484 10,484$131,467$131,467104

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