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Gui lai (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $377,607Details
International Box Office $484,680Details
Worldwide Box Office $862,287
Home Market Performance
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $87,015 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $87,015
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Lu Yanshi and Feng Wanyu are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident. Released during the last days of the Cultural Revolution, he finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize Lu, she patiently waits for her husband’s return.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 9th, 2015 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics, released as Coming Home
International Releases: March 26th, 2015 (Wide) (Italy)
July 30th, 2015 (Limited), released as Coming Home (Australia)
September 18th, 2015 (Wide) (South Africa)
September 18th, 2015 (Wide) (Venezuela)
November 26th, 2015 (Wide) (Argentina)
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Video Release: March 8th, 2016 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Coming Home
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic material.
(Rating bulletin 2331, 7/16/2014)
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Keywords: China, Political Prisoner, Prison Break, Dysfunctional Family, Ballet, Life on the Outside, Sex Crimes, PTSD, Faulty Memory, Cultural Revolution
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Le Vision
Production Countries: China

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,167 $758 Dec 11, 2015 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,208 $2,215 Dec 4, 2015 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,636 $2,012 Nov 27, 2015 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,249 $1,245 Nov 20, 2015 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,507 $1,889 Nov 13, 2015 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,435 $5,392 Nov 6, 2015 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,186 $17,165 Oct 30, 2015 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,719 $16,695 Oct 23, 2015 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,336 $14,099 Oct 16, 2015 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,263 $32,192 Oct 9, 2015 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,287 $59,341 Oct 2, 2015 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,403 $31,169 Sep 25, 2015 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,788 $35,795 Sep 18, 2015 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,805 $26,361 Sep 11, 2015 5

Cast

   Feng Wanyu
   Lu Yanshi
Guo Tao    Director of the Propaganda Work Team
Zhang Huiwen    Dan Dan
Liu Peiqi    Comrade Liu
Zu Deng    Instructor Deng
Xin Baiqing    Ballet Headmaster
Zhang Jiayi    Doctor
Chen Xiaoyi    Gong Suzhen
Jiali Ding    Fang's Wife

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Zou Jingzhi
Based on The Criminal Lu Yanshi by    Geling Yan
Producer    William Kong
Producer    Zhang Zhao
Producer    Jia Yueting
Producer    Jerry Ye
Producer    Li Li
Producer    Zhao Yifang
Executive Producer    David Linde

Per Theater Chart: Sleeping's Shocking Start

September 16th, 2015

Sleeping with Other People

Sleeping with Other People wasn't expected to do well in theaters, because it only earned mixed reviews, while it was also playing on VOD. Despite this, it led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $17,820 in five theaters. Goodbye Mommy was in second place with an average of $15,063. It could do well in the art house circuit, but expanding wide will be nearly impossible for this German film. Meet the Patels was right behind with an average of $14,436. It too could do well in the art house circuit, but it is a documentary, so expanding wide is likely out of the question. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution was the only holdover in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,288 in three theaters. The overall number one film, The Perfect Guy, was next with an average of $11,656. The final film in the $10,000 club was A Brilliant Mind with an average of $10,469 in three theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Perfect Guy and The Visit Give Fall Season a Good Start

September 13th, 2015

The Visit

The movie business will make its best ever start to the Fall Season in dollar terms this weekend, thanks to a couple of openers that are handily out-performing expectations. The second weekend in September is traditionally the weakest of the year for the industry, with the combined box office for all movies in release only reaching $100 million on two previous occasions (2008 and 2013). This year will be the third time it’s happened, and final numbers will take 2015 comfortably past 2013’s record of $103.2 million (see complete rankings here). In terms of ticket sales, we’ll still fall short of 1999’s high mark of 15.1 million, but we should see a weekend in the top 5 by that measure too. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Feeling Brilliant

September 11th, 2015

A Brilliant Young Mind

It's actually a really good week for limited releases, with nearly half a dozen films on this week's list earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. This includes A Brilliant Young Mind (Reviews), which has a good shot at earning at least some measure of mainstream success. There are others, like Coming Home, that have a good shot at limited success, but their chances of expanding significantly are much more limited. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/09/11 60 $26,361   3 $8,787   $32,505 5
2015/09/18 59 $35,795 +36% 10 $3,580   $80,113 12
2015/09/25 57 $31,169 -13% 14 $2,226   $125,371 19
2015/10/02 44 $59,341 +90% 55 $1,079   $202,494 26
2015/10/09 48 $32,192 -46% 43 $749   $263,231 33
2015/10/16 61 $14,099 -56% 37 $381   $292,275 40
2015/10/23 54 $16,695 +18% 34 $491   $317,730 47
2015/10/30 54 $17,165 +3% 17 $1,010   $344,696 54
2015/11/06 72 $5,392 -69% 10 $539   $359,839 61
2015/11/13 86 $1,889 -65% 7 $270   $364,547 68
2015/11/20 87 $1,245 -34% 7 $178   $368,023 75
2015/11/27 69 $2,012 +62% 4 $503   $371,687 82
2015/12/04 72 $2,215 +10% 4 $554   $375,402 89
2015/12/11 81 $758 -66% 3 $253   $377,420 96

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/09/04 87 $6,144   3 $2,048   $6,144 2
2015/09/11 61 $38,174 +521% 3 $12,725   $44,318 9
2015/09/18 59 $49,884 +31% 10 $4,988   $96,428 16
2015/09/25 56 $48,951 -2% 14 $3,497   $143,153 23
2015/10/02 42 $87,886 +80% 55 $1,598   $231,039 30
2015/10/09 44 $47,137 -46% 41 $1,150   $278,176 37
2015/10/16 63 $22,736 -52% 37 $614   $301,035 44
2015/10/23 54 $26,619 +17% 34 $783   $327,531 51
2015/10/30 57 $26,793 +1% 17 $1,576   $354,324 58
2015/11/06 79 $8,211 -69% 10 $821   $362,535 65
2015/11/13 88 $4,120 -50% 7 $589   $366,655 72
2015/11/20 86 $3,020 -27% 7 $431   $369,675 79
2015/11/27 72 $3,512 +16% 4 $878   $373,187 86
2015/12/04 82 $3,475 -1% 4 $869   $376,662 93
2015/12/11 85 $945 -73% 3 $315   $377,607 100

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 11/26/2015 $16,251 3 3 14 $47,773 1/13/2016
Australia 7/30/2015 $2,173 1 1 2 $4,766 8/10/2015
Italy 3/26/2015 $0 0 21 21 $101,297 11/16/2015
South Africa 9/18/2015 $0 0 4 7 $6,845 10/13/2015
Spain 8/5/2016 $55,214 46 53 217 $280,204 10/21/2016
Venezuela 9/18/2015 $0 0 1 1 $43,247 10/6/2015
 
Rest of World $548
 
International Total$484,680 10/21/2016

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