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Goksung (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $786,633Details
International Box Office $50,474,918Details
Worldwide Box Office $51,261,551
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Synopsis

The arrival of a mysterious stranger in a quiet rural village causes suspicion amongst the villagers—but as they begin killing each other for no apparent reason, that suspicion turns to panic. When the daughter of the investigating officer falls under the same savage spell, he calls in a shaman to assist in finding the culprit.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
98% - Certified Fresh
Audience
85% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 20th, 2016 (Limited) by Well Go USA, released as The Wailing
International Releases: May 12th, 2016 (Wide), released as THE WAILING (South Korea)
June 10th, 2016 (Limited), released as The Wailing (Australia)
June 24th, 2016 (Limited), released as Wailing, The (New Zealand)
November 18th, 2016 (Wide) (Spain)
November 25th, 2016 (Limited), released as The Wailing (United Kingdom)
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Video Release: September 6th, 2016 by Well Go USA Video, released as The Wailing
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 156 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: 20th Century Fox Intl, Side Mirror , Ivanhoe Pictures
Production Countries: Republic of Korea

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,580 $992 Sep 23, 2016 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,802 $1,057 Sep 16, 2016 122
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,140 $851 Aug 19, 2016 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,909 $4,257 Aug 12, 2016 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,043 $7,310 Aug 5, 2016 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,289 $1,102 Jul 29, 2016 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,289 $3,134 Jul 22, 2016 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,441 $5,377 Jul 15, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,718 $7,097 Jul 8, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,507 $4,571 Jul 1, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,116 $19,379 Jun 24, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,788 $56,823 Jun 17, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,686 $123,772 Jun 10, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,740 $218,520 Jun 3, 2016 17
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,380 $77,892 May 20, 2016 3

Cast

   Jong-goo
   Il-gwang
   Moo-Myeong
Jun Kunimura    Foreigner
Kim Hwan-hee    Hyo-jin
Her Jin    Mother-in-law
Jang So-yeon    Wife
Kim Do-yoon    Yang I-sam
Son Kang-gook    Oh Seong-bok
Park Seong-yeon    Kwon Myeong-joo

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Na Hong-jin
Producer    Suh Dong-hyun
Producer    Kim Ho-sung
Executive Producer    Robert Friedland
Executive Producer    John Penotti
Production Designer    Lee Hwo-kyung
Editor    Kim Sun-min
Composer    Jang Young-gyu
Director of Photography    Hong Kyung Pyo

Home Market Releases for October 4th, 2016

October 4th, 2016

The Wailing

The theme for this week on the home market is “good, but not great”. There are a lot of releases, but almost none of them rise above merely good. This meant there were very few contenders for Pick of the Week and the only real choice was The Wailing. It earned perfect reviews, so even though the Blu-ray isn’t loaded with extras, it is still the best release of the week. More...

Theater Averages: Witness Seen by Many, Earns $14,523

June 8th, 2016

The Witness

The Witness was the top draw on the theater average chart earning $14,523 in its lone theater. The Fits was the only other member of the $10,000 club earning $10,602, also in one theater. One last note: We are still relying on estimates for Art Bastard and since it is an independent film, we might not get the final number. At the moment, it has an average of $9,800 in two theaters, so there's a chance it actually snuck its way into the $10,000 club. More...

Weekend Estimates: Turtles Power to $35.25 Million Debut

June 5th, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will top the box office chart this weekend with a respectable $35.25 million, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The weekend as a whole is looking fairly ordinary though, thanks in large part to the muted debuts of X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass last weekend, and their predictably-steep post-Memorial-Day declines. Apocalypse is off 66% this weekend to $22.325 million and $116.5 million in total. Alice will eke out $10.7 million or so for a two-week total of $50.8 million. Overall, the market will be down about 1% from the same weekend last year, and 20% below the comparable weekend from 2014. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Will The Wailing be the Moby Dick of Limited Releases?

June 3rd, 2016

The Wailing

One second. ... I'm going to have to take a break to recover from that pun in the title. That one hurt me just typing it up. There are several films on this week's list that are earning unanimously positive reviews, or very close to it. Unfortunately, none of them look like they have what it takes to be a break out hit in limited release. The Fits (Reviews) is just too small a film, while both The President (Reviews) and The Wailing (Reviews) are foreign-language films. Hopefully I'm just being too pessimistic. More...

International Box Office: Apocalypse Leaves World Intact with $103.2 million

May 25th, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse started its international run in first place with $103.2 million. At first glance, that's a good start. On the other hand, the film is playing in 75 markets, so it doesn't have a lot of markets left to open in. Back to the original hand, one of the markets it has yet to open in is China. The film's biggest single market was the U.K., where it opened in first place with $10.99 million in 598 theaters. This is nearly 30% less than Days of Future Past earned and with weaker reviews, it will likely have weaker legs. The movie-to-movie decline was even steeper in Russia, where it was down 38% to $6.41 million on 1,208 screens, and in Australia, where it was down 39% with $4.68 million on 574. On the other hand, it was down a mere 6.4% in Mexico to $8.8 million and actually rose 22% in the Philippines to $4.9 million. If it can get to $600 million worldwide, then the film will break even some time during its home market run. More...

International Box Office: Billion Dollars Loom Large for Civil War with Weekend Haul of $84.2 million

May 18th, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War remained in top spot as it races towards $1 billion worldwide. Over the weekend, it added $84.2 million in 55 markets lifting its international total to $645.0 million, while its worldwide total hit $941.0 million. The film had no new openings this past weekend, but it pulled in $31.87 million in China for a total of $155.95 million after 11 days in that market. The film will top $1 billion by Friday, at the latest. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/05/20 36 $77,892   2 $38,946   $77,892 3
2016/06/03 20 $218,520   32 $6,829   $296,812 17
2016/06/10 28 $123,772 -43% 35 $3,536   $541,689 24
2016/06/17 30 $56,823 -54% 23 $2,471   $657,946 31
2016/06/24 46 $19,379 -66% 14 $1,384   $715,211 38
2016/07/01 63 $4,571 -76% 3 $1,524   $730,605 45
2016/07/08 62 $7,097 +55% 5 $1,419   $741,040 52
2016/07/15 66 $5,377 -24% 5 $1,075   $750,612 59
2016/07/22 75 $3,134 -42% 3 $1,045   $757,688 66
2016/07/29 83 $1,102 -65% 1 $1,102   $761,498 73
2016/08/05 62 $7,310 +563% 6 $1,218   $770,629 80
2016/08/12 79 $4,257 -42% 5 $851   $778,682 87
2016/08/19 91 $851 -80% 5 $170   $782,108 94
2016/09/16 109 $1,057   2 $529   $785,135 122
2016/09/23 111 $992 -6% 1 $992   $786,397 129

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/06/03 20 $339,625   32 $10,613   $417,917 21
2016/06/10 29 $183,206 -46% 35 $5,234   $601,123 28
2016/06/17 30 $94,718 -48% 23 $4,118   $695,841 35
2016/06/24 47 $30,202 -68% 14 $2,157   $726,034 42
2016/07/01 70 $7,909 -74% 3 $2,636   $733,943 49
2016/07/08 64 $11,292 +43% 4 $2,823   $745,235 56
2016/07/15 70 $9,319 -17% 5 $1,864   $754,554 63
2016/07/22 77 $5,842 -37% 3 $1,947   $760,396 70
2016/07/29 88 $2,923 -50% 1 $2,923   $763,319 77
2016/08/05 65 $11,106 +280% 6 $1,851   $774,425 84
2016/08/12 76 $6,832 -38% 5 $1,366   $781,257 91
2016/08/19 98 $1,543 -77% 2 $772   $782,800 98
2016/08/26 106 $782 -49% 1 $782   $783,582 105
2016/09/02 107 $496 -37% 1 $496   $784,078 112
2016/09/16 117 $1,327   2 $664   $785,405 126
2016/09/23 115 $1,228 -7% 1 $1,228   $786,633 133

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 6/10/2016 $73,058 10 12 32 $187,189 8/15/2016
New Zealand 6/24/2016 $9,766 3 3 6 $14,867 7/22/2016
South Korea 5/12/2016 $13,109,618 1481 1481 5337 $50,267,547 8/2/2016
Spain 11/18/2016 $3,305 2 2 2 $3,305 11/25/2016
United Kingdom 11/25/2016 $2,010 8 8 8 $2,010 12/2/2016
 
International Total$50,474,918 12/2/2016

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