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Mai wei (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $70,177Details
International Box Office $14,841,092
Worldwide Box Office $14,911,269
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After emerging as bitter rivals and enemies as young marathon runners, Korean native Kim Jun-shik and Japanese aristocrat Tatsuo Hasegawa both find themselves in the Japanese army, fighting the Chinese and Soviets in a bloody battle. Jun-shik is there under duress, while Tatsuo is a powerful colonel. After both are taken prisoner by the Soviets, their mutual hatred and mistrust boils over into a violence that is only stopped by the continuing horror of the war. Forced to fight for the Soviets, the two eventually rely on each other for survival, making it to Germany, where they are in turn separated and forced to fight for the Nazis. They meet again at Normandy Beach, both unlikely survivors, bonded together by history as they struggle to survive one more terrible battle as the Allies arrive on D-Day.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
21% - Rotten
82% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 20th, 2012 (Limited) by PMK*BNC, released as My Way
Video Release: June 24th, 2012 by Well Go USA Video, released as My Way
MPAA Rating: R for intense realistically graphic sequences of war violence.
(Rating bulletin 2207, 1/25/2012)
Running Time: 143 minutes
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Keywords: Inspired by a True Story, War, World War II, Track and Field, Olympics
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: CJ Entertainment, SK Planet
Production Countries: Republic of Korea

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,480 $251 Jun 1, 2012 45
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,933 $2,133 May 18, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,630 $2,034 May 11, 2012 24
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,799 $13,580 Apr 27, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,331 $17,817 Apr 20, 2012 3

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Kang Je-Kyu
Screenwriter    Kim Byung
Screenwriter    Na hyun
Producer    Kang Je-Kyu
Producer    Kim Yong-hwa

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 24th, 2012

July 23rd, 2012

I'm getting tired of saying this, but it is a slow week on the home market. There is one prime release, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season One on Blu-ray, which is currently leading this week's new releases, according to The second best selling new release is Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis Series 5 on DVD. It's a good show, but it is a British Import and these rarely make an impact on the chart. Third best selling new release? Game of Thrones. This is the third or fourth time the first season of this TV show has been "released" on the home market. I don't know why they are doing this, but it is getting annoying. There are not a lot of contenders for Pick of the Week either. Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Blu-ray and Star Trek: The Next Generation are the two leading contenders. While ST:TNG became an amazing series, it started out weak, so Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the better choice, but both are easily worth picking up. More...

Thinking About the Per Theater Chart

April 25th, 2012

Think Like a Man was a surprise hit and the only film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart. However, Darling Companion came very, very close with an average of $9,991 in four theaters. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/20 66 $17,817   22 $810   $17,817 3
2012/04/27 74 $13,580 -24% 6 $2,263   $42,570 10
2012/05/11 102 $2,034   7 $291   $64,108 24
2012/05/18 85 $2,133 +5% 4 $533   $67,330 31
2012/06/01 114 $251   2 $126   $70,177 45

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/20 68 $28,990   22 $1,318   $28,990 7
2012/05/11 95 $3,123   7 $446   $65,197 28
2012/06/01 112 $251   2 $126   $70,177 49

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