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Jet Li's Hero (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $53,652,140Details
International Box Office $123,883,818
Worldwide Box Office $177,535,958
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
54% - Rotten
Audience
67% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$17,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 27th, 2004 (Wide) by Miramax
Video Release: September 15th, 2009 by Miramax Video, released as Hero
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for stylized martial arts violence and a scene of sensuality
Comparisons: vs. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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Keywords: Martial Arts, Foreign Language, Wire Fu
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: China,
Hong Kong

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,648 $38,046 Nov 26, 2004 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,648 $57,020 Nov 19, 2004 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,423 $112,421 Nov 12, 2004 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,107 $64,510 Nov 5, 2004 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,181 $85,667 Oct 29, 2004 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,874 $166,158 Oct 22, 2004 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,542 $352,984 Oct 15, 2004 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,451 $657,625 Oct 8, 2004 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,417 $1,235,134 Oct 1, 2004 38
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,241 $51,149,752 Oct 1, 2004 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,361 $2,244,628 Sep 24, 2004 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,621 $2,836,698 Sep 17, 2004 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,645 $4,420,702 Sep 10, 2004 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,229 $8,807,757 Sep 3, 2004 10
Biggest August Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 114 $18,004,319 Aug 27, 2004 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 970 $18,004,319 Aug 27, 2004 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,184 2,031 Aug 27, 2004 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,768 $6,600,000 Aug 28, 2004 2
Biggest August Day at the Domestic Box Office 296 $6,800,000 Aug 27, 2004 1
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,199 $6,800,000 Aug 27, 2004 1

Cast

   Nameless
   Broken Sword
   Flying Snow
   Sky
   King of Qin
   Moon

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Chris Chow

DVD Releases for November 30, 2004

November 29th, 2004

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Bridget has 26 million Reasons to Celebrate

November 17th, 2004

Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason opened in a mere half a dozen international markets over the weekend, but what an opening it was. Despite place on fewer than 1000 screens the film was able to pull in an amazing $26.7 million, the lion's share coming from the U.K. where the film took in $19.1 million on 496 screens, (including $5.9 million from sneak peaks.) That was the best opening for a Working Title film smashing the previous record of $11.1 million for Love Actually. In each market the film broke the record for Working Title films and more than doubled the original's debut. And even with legs that are expected to be much lower, it should be able to break $300 million internationally, although it may have trouble hitting $50 million domestically. More...

Dwarves Tower Above All

November 10th, 2004

It's a rare feat for a non-Hollywood film to top the international charts, but that's just what the German spoof, Seven Dwarfs, did this week. Playing in just three markets the film took in $10.6 million on under 1,000 screens. In its home market of Germany the film eased just 19% to $9.2 million; the result was not quite as good in Austria where it dropped a respectable 30% to $915,000, but it was in Switzerland where it shined - increasing 4% to $500,000. Overall the film has now made $29.0 million so far but the real test comes with increased competition from holiday fare and the ability to find an audience in non-German speaking markets. More...

Sharks Sink but Still Stay on Top

October 27th, 2004

Despite a 45% drop in its weekend haul, Shark Tale was able easily able to earn it third first place finish on the international charts. Still early in its run, the film took home $16.2 million in 4,368 theatres in 24 markets pushing its total to $80.3 million internationally. Without any openings the film relied on strong holdovers like in the U.K. where it drop 39%, in France it was off 32% and 35% in Germany. More...

Sharks do a Double-Take

October 20th, 2004

Thanks to mostly unopposed openings several more markets, Shark Tale was able to repeat as the international box office champ this week. Not only that, but its $29.6 million more than doubled its international tally prior to the start of the weekend as the film now sits at $56.2 million. The best opening of the weekend, and most likely of its international run, was in the U.K. where the film managed to take in $9.1 million, ($13.6 million if you include last week's previews.) In France the result was strong with $4.2 million but in the face of local competition, it could only manage $3.4 million in Germany. More...

Shark Attack

October 13th, 2004

With openings in nearly a dozen new markets, Shark Tale was able to take top spot on the international charts with $9.4 million in 16 markets, pushing its early total to $19.2 million internationally and over $100 million worldwide. Highlights include $4.4 million in the U.K., (including previews) and $2.05 million in Mexico. How happy the studio is with these results depends on their expectations. Compared to the average film, Shark Tale is a massive hit. But compared to Dreamworks previous digitally animated film, Shrek 2, it is a large drop. More...

Collateral Climbs to the Top

October 6th, 2004

Collateral finished first on the international charts breaking The Village's five week run on top. Although, with a weekly take of only $9.4 million in 28 markets, it has as much to do with the weakness of the competition as it does with the strength of the film itself. The largest chunk of that box office came from France, where the film earned $3.8 million. More...

Box Office Barely Alive

September 13th, 2004

There were very few surprises over the weekend, however, the box office as a whole was slightly depressed compared to expectations. This led to a 10.3% drop from last weekend, and more importantly a 9.4% drop from last year. After a summer that can best be described as mixed, Fall 2004 is getting off to a dubious start. Year to date 2004 has brought in $6.607 billion in ticket sales, up 4.8% from this time last year, inline with estimated ticket price increases. More...

Beating the Odds

September 10th, 2004

Historically speaking, the weekend after the Labor Day long weekend tends to be the slowest weekend of the year. But this year looks to buck the odds, as we should see a slight bounce from last weekend. And this increase should be thanks entirely to one movie, while this week's other new release will have to settle for a distant second place. The rest of the top five, and indeed the top ten, will finish way back but within a couple million of each other. More...

Box Office Struggles over Labor Day Weekend

September 7th, 2004

Labor Day Weekend is generally the second slowest weekend of the year (the slowest weekend of the year is usually the weekend after Labor Day). This year we saw more films open than usually do, but none of them opened well enough to be considered a real success. This resulted in a serious drop-off from last weekend of 14.4%. The year-to-year comparisons are a little off since Labor Day occurred a week earlier last year. Compared to Labor Day 2003, 2004 was off 13.5% for the 3-day frame and 14.4% for the 4-days. More...

Busy Labor Day Long Weekend

September 3rd, 2004

It's another weekend with lots of movies, but again the average theatre count is under 2000. But unlike last weekend when three of the four films were brutally attacked by critics, this week we have a perfect record, all four films are being brutally attacked by critics. At least the ones the critics got to see. I figure this weekend one film will do enough to be considered a success, or sorts, two will fail, and one will fail spectacularly. More...

A Hero's Welcome

August 30th, 2004

We had a surprise number one at the box office this weekend, and add to that a few holdovers that held up better than expected and the weekend wasn't as bad as it could have been. It was still down by 12.1% from last weekend, but was nearly flat with last year up just 1.24%. Granted, this time last year it was the Labor Day Long Weekend, which even as the slowest long weekend of the year will throw off the comparison by a little bit. Year to date 2004 continues to see its lead shrink and it now sits at just over 4%, barely more than ticket price inflation. More...

August Ends with a Whimper

August 27th, 2004

While it may look like a busy weekend at first glance as there are four wide releases, their average theatre count is under 2000. Also, three of the four are receiving some of the harshest responses from the critics seen this summer. Because of that, there should be a real drop at the overall box office this weekend, a downturn that won't end till mid-October, give or take a week. More...

Movie Websites Launches for August 20 - August 26

August 26th, 2004

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Movie Websites Launches for May 14 - May 20

May 20th, 2004

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New Movie Release Dates - James Bond Will Return...

February 13th, 2004

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/08/27 1 $18,004,319   2,031 $8,865   $18,004,319 3
2004/09/03 1 $8,807,757 -51% 2,092 $4,210   $32,530,260 10
2004/09/10 4 $4,420,702 -50% 2,175 $2,033   $41,652,507 17
2004/09/17 7 $2,836,698 -36% 1,926 $1,473   $46,090,351 24
2004/09/24 10 $2,244,628 -21% 1,713 $1,310   $49,231,569 31
2004/10/01 14 $1,235,134 -45% 1,140 $1,083   $51,149,752 38
2004/10/08 17 $657,625 -47% 667 $986   $52,199,022 45
2004/10/15 20 $352,984 -46% 395 $894   $52,807,621 52
2004/10/22 26 $166,158 -53% 226 $735   $53,095,537 59
2004/10/29 29 $85,667 -48% 144 $595   $53,242,836 66
2004/11/05 36 $64,510 -25% 90 $717   $53,345,588 73
2004/11/12 30 $112,421 +74% 212 $530   $53,481,541 80
2004/11/19 38 $57,020 -49% 144 $396   $53,583,486 87
2004/11/26 51 $38,046 -33% 62 $614   $53,652,140 94

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/08/27 1 $6,800,000   2,031 $3,348   $6,800,000 1
2004/08/28 1 $6,600,000 -3% 2,031 $3,250   $13,400,000 2
2004/08/29 1 $4,700,000 -29% 2,031 $2,314   $18,004,319 3
2004/08/30 1 $1,791,000 -62% 2,031 $882   $19,795,000 4
2004/08/31 1 $1,538,000 -14% 2,031 $757   $21,333,000 5
2004/09/01 1 $1,215,000 -21% 2,031 $598   $22,548,000 6
2004/09/02 1 $1,117,000 -8% 2,031 $550   $23,723,000 7
2004/09/03 1 $2,500,000 +124% 2,092 $1,195   $26,200,000 8
2004/09/04 1 $3,221,000 +29% 2,092 $1,540   $29,310,000 9
2004/09/05 1 $3,221,000 n/c 2,092 $1,540   $32,530,260 10
2004/09/06 1 $2,707,000 -16% 2,092 $1,294   $35,237,000 11
2004/09/07 1 $770,000 -72% 2,092 $368   $36,007,000 12
2004/09/08 1 $627,000 -19% 2,092 $300   $36,634,000 13
2004/09/09 1 $569,000 -9% 2,092 $272   $37,232,000 14
2004/09/10 4 $1,200,000 +111% 2,175 $552   $38,400,000 15
2004/09/11 4 $1,929,000 +61% 2,175 $887   $40,357,000 16
2004/09/12 3 $1,296,000 -33% 2,175 $596   $41,652,507 17
2004/09/13 3 $397,000 -69% 2,175 $183   $42,050,000 18
2004/09/14 3 $385,000 -3% 2,175 $177   $42,435,000 19
2004/09/15 3 $411,000 +7% 2,175 $189   $42,845,000 20
2004/09/16 3 $432,000 +5% 2,175 $199   $43,254,000 21
2004/09/17 7 $800,000 +85% 1,926 $415   $44,100,000 22
2004/09/18 7 $1,242,000 +55% 1,926 $645   $45,306,000 23
2004/09/19 7 $785,000 -37% 1,926 $408   $46,090,351 24
2004/09/20 6 $240,000 -69% 1,926 $125   $46,331,000 25
2004/09/21 6 $267,000 +11% 1,926 $139   $46,598,000 26
2004/09/22 6 $239,000 -10% 1,926 $124   $46,836,000 27
2004/09/23 6 $214,000 -10% 1,926 $111   $46,987,000 28
2004/09/24 10 $500,000 +134% 1,926 $260   $47,500,000 29
2004/09/25 10 $1,052,000 +110% 1,713 $614   $48,647,000 30
2004/09/26 9 $585,000 -44% 1,713 $342   $49,231,569 31
2004/09/27 9 $174,000 -70% 1,713 $102   $49,406,000 32
2004/09/28 9 $195,000 +12% 1,713 $114   $49,601,000 33
2004/09/29 9 $172,000 -12% 1,713 $100   $49,772,000 34
2004/09/30 10 $152,000 -12% 1,713 $89   $49,915,000 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/08/27 1 $23,722,503   2,031 $11,680   $23,722,503 7
2004/09/03 1 $13,509,302 -43% 2,092 $6,458   $37,231,805 14
2004/09/10 3 $6,021,848 -55% 2,175 $2,769   $43,253,653 21
2004/09/17 7 $3,733,288 -38% 1,926 $1,938   $46,986,941 28
2004/09/24 10 $2,927,677 -22% 1,713 $1,709   $49,914,618 35
2004/10/01 13 $1,626,779 -44% 1,140 $1,427   $51,541,397 42
2004/10/08 17 $913,240 -44% 667 $1,369   $52,454,637 49
2004/10/15 20 $474,742 -48% 395 $1,202   $52,929,379 56
2004/10/22 26 $227,790 -52% 226 $1,008   $53,157,169 63
2004/10/29 30 $123,909 -46% 144 $860   $53,281,078 70
2004/11/05 36 $88,042 -29% 90 $978   $53,369,120 77
2004/11/12 30 $157,346 +79% 212 $742   $53,526,466 84
2004/11/19 38 $87,628 -44% 144 $609   $53,614,094 91
2004/11/26 52 $38,046 -57% 62 $614   $53,652,140 98

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