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Lao pao er (2015)

Mr. Six poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,414,696Details
International Box Office $135,586,679Details
Worldwide Box Office $137,001,375
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A once notorious but now lonely hoodlum named Mr. Six discovers his estranged son, Bobby, has been kidnapped after damaging the car of a government official's son. When he tries to fix the situation using traditional methods and is humiliated, he summons his retired gang to apply old school tactics to get his son.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
80% - Fresh
83% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 24th, 2015 (Limited) by China Lion Film Distribution, released as Mr. Six
International Releases: December 18th, 2015 (Wide) (China)
December 25th, 2015 (Limited), released as Mr. Six (Australia)
December 25th, 2015 (Wide), released as Mr. Six (United Kingdom)
January 1st, 2016 (Limited), released as Mr Six (New Zealand)
January 21st, 2016 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
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MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 136 minutes
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Keywords: Gangs, Kidnap, Rescue, One Last Job, Dysfunctional Family, China
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Hyayi Brothers Corp., Taihe Films Investment Co. Ltd.
Production Countries: China

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,485 $4,882 Jan 22, 2016 32
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,825 $29,624 Jan 15, 2016 25
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,195 $118,434 Jan 8, 2016 18
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,883 $291,359 Jan 1, 2016 11
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,208 $286,847 Dec 25, 2015 4


   Liu Ye
   Xiao Fei
   Xiao Bo
Zhang Hanyu    Men San Er
Liu Hua    Lampshade
Liang Jing    Lampshade's Wife
Xu Qing    Hua Xia Zi
Congo Pax   
Yu Hewei   
Lian Yiming   

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Dong Runnian
Producer    Wang Zhonglei
Executive Producer    Zhang Dajun
Production Designer    Yang Haoyu
Editor    Wen Zhang
Composer    Peng Dou
Director of Photography    Pan Lou

International Box Office: The Force Awakens tops $1.5 Billion Ahead of Chinese Debut

January 6th, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

It's an odd week on the international box office chart, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the only Hollywood film in the top five. The latest Star Wars instalment earned $96.3 million over the weekend for an international total of $770.5 million. Its Worldwide total rose to $1.513 billion. At the end of business on Sunday, the film was in third place for the year on the worldwide chart, but that has since changed. It is also in fifth place on the yearly international chart. However, the film opens in China this week and it could jump into third place just due to its opening in that territory. More...

International Box Office: The Force Awakens Becomes Fastest to $1 Billion

December 30th, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens remained on top of the international chart with $133.3 million for a total of $546.0 million after just two weeks of release. Worldwide, the film already has $1.086 billion, putting it in the top 20 all-time after just two weeks of release, although it is still in fifth place for the year. It has been an amazing year on the top. It reached the $1 billion mark in just 12 days, beating Jurassic World's previous record by just one day. Granted, Jurassic World had China to boost its sales. The U.K. remains the film's biggest market with $98.07 million after two weeks of release, including $15.13 million this past weekend. It has also cracked $50 million in Germany ($55.28 million) and is getting close to that milestone in France ($46.14 million). One other note, 2015 became the first year the Walt Disney studio earned $5 billion worldwide in one calendar year. It is still well behind the overall record of $6.8 billion, set by Universal this year. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Eight Reasons to Love Limited Releases

December 25th, 2015

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While there are a massive number of wide releases / wide expansions this week, there are very few limited releases. Generally by this time of year, the competition from previously released Awards Season contenders is just too much. The only type of film that can truly thrive is one that has a lot of pre-release buzz. This year, this includes The Hateful Eight, which has the widest opening on this week's list and expands truly wide next week, as well as The Revenant, which expands wide early in January. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/25 26 $286,847   30 $9,562   $375,000 4
2016/01/01 27 $291,359 +2% 28 $10,406   $1,070,706 11
2016/01/08 31 $118,434 -59% 32 $3,701   $1,306,386 18
2016/01/15 42 $29,624 -75% 11 $2,693   $1,395,508 25
2016/01/22 54 $4,882 -84% 2 $2,441   $1,413,054 32

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/25 25 $779,347   30 $25,978   $779,347 8
2016/01/01 25 $408,605 -48% 28 $14,593   $1,187,952 15
2016/01/08 30 $177,932 -56% 28 $6,355   $1,365,884 22
2016/01/15 43 $42,288 -76% 11 $3,844   $1,408,172 29
2016/01/22 61 $6,524 -85% 2 $3,262   $1,414,696 36

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 12/25/2015 $13,385 6 15 41 $367,448 6/9/2016
China 12/18/2015 $0 0 0 0 $135,040,000 6/9/2016
Hong Kong 1/21/2016 $7,704 1 1 2 $16,872 6/9/2016
New Zealand 1/1/2016 $30,273 2 2 6 $51,100 6/9/2016
Singapore 1/21/2016 $33,203 13 13 22 $55,710 6/9/2016
United Kingdom 12/25/2015 $30,626 6 6 6 $30,626 1/6/2016
Rest of World $24,923
International Total$135,586,679 6/9/2016

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