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I Am not Madame Bovary (2016)

I Am not Madame Bovary
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $436,596Details
International Box Office $69,640,066Details
Worldwide Box Office $70,076,662
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Li Xuelian and her husband Qin Yuhe stage a fake divorce to secure a second apartment in the city reserved by the government for single people. Qin remarries six months later — as agreed — but to a different woman. Furious, Li files a lawsuit with the county court but loses the case. Refusing to accept the court's findings, Li appeals to the chief justice, the county chief, and even the mayor, but fails at every turn. After Qin publicly accuses Li of being a “promiscuous woman” because she was not a virgin on their wedding night, Li is driven back to the courts to redeem her reputation. Li makes her way from county to city, enduring one trial after another, until she decides to make her appeal in far-off Beijing. Ten years go by, and the cases of Li’s divorce and her ruined reputation have not been resolved, but Li refuses to quit, much to the consternation of the government officials she antagonizes.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 18th, 2016 (Limited) by Well Go USA
International Releases: November 11th, 2016 (Wide), released as I Am Not Madame Bovary (Australia)
November 17th, 2016 (Wide), released as I Am Not Madame Bovary (China)
November 18th, 2016 (Wide), released as I Am Not Madame Bovary (New Zealand)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 139 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Beijing Sparkle Roll Media Corporation, Hyayi Brothers Corp., Beijing Skywheel Entertainment Co Ltd, Huayi Brothers Pictures Ltd, Zhejiang Dongyang Mayla Media Co Ltd
Production Countries: China

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,782 $670 Jan 6, 2017 52
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,947 $2,326 Dec 16, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,718 $9,320 Dec 9, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,678 $24,041 Dec 2, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,096 $69,495 Nov 25, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,588 $181,552 Nov 18, 2016 3


   Li Xuelian
Guo Tao    Zhao Datou
Da Peng    Wang Gongdao
Zhang Jiayi    Mayor Ma
Yu Hewei    Zheng Zhong

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Liu Zhenyun
Story based on the Novel by    Liu Zhenyun
Producer    Hu Xiaofeng
Executive Producer    Wang Zhonglei
Executive Producer    Jerry Ye
Director of Photography    Luo Pan
Production Designer    Han Zhong
Sound Supervisor    Wu Jiang
Composer    Du Wei
Editor    William Chang Suk-Ping

International Box Office: Fantastic has a Beast of an Opening with $143.3 million

November 24th, 2016

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Theater Averages: Manchester is Something to Sea, Earns $64,125

November 23rd, 2016

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $64,125 in four theaters. That isn’t the best average we’ve seen this year, but it is fourth place for a 2016 release. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them earned first place on the overall chart and second place with $17,954 on this chart. Nocturnal Animals earned an average of $13,315 in 37 theaters. That’s an impressive average considering how wide it was playing. Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened earned an average of $11,745 in two theaters. Meanwhile, the re-release of Daughters of the Dust was the final film in the $10,000 club earning $10,842 in its lone theater. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Limited Releases Need Some Animal Magnetism

November 18th, 2016

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Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/18 27 $181,552   38 $4,778   $181,552 3
2016/11/25 39 $69,495 -62% 27 $2,574   $356,620 10
2016/12/02 46 $24,041 -65% 9 $2,671   $409,799 17
2016/12/09 55 $9,320 -61% 6 $1,553   $428,185 24
2016/12/16 62 $2,326 -75% 1 $2,326   $435,387 31
2017/01/06 63 $670   1 $670   $436,596 52

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/18 30 $287,125   38 $7,556   $287,125 7
2016/11/25 39 $98,633 -66% 27 $3,653   $385,758 14
2016/12/02 48 $33,107 -66% 9 $3,679   $418,865 21
2016/12/09 55 $14,196 -57% 6 $2,366   $433,061 28
2016/12/16 74 $2,865 -80% 1 $2,865   $435,926 35
2017/01/06 58 $872   1 $872   $872 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 11/11/2016 $0 0 15 36 $127,992 12/5/2016
China 11/17/2016 $29,440,000 81851 81851 111163 $69,490,000 1/4/2017
New Zealand 11/18/2016 $13,504 3 3 6 $22,074 11/28/2016
International Total$69,640,066 1/4/2017

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