The Man with the Iron Fists

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $15,634,090Details
International Box Office $6,352,131
Worldwide Box Office $21,986,221
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $6,491,510 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,603,284 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $11,094,794
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

The Man with the Iron Fists tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all. Since his arrival in China's Jungle Village, the town's blacksmith has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clans' brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. As he fights alongside iconic heroes and against soulless villains, one man must harness this power to become savior of his adopted people.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
49% - Rotten
Audience
40% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Theatrical Release: November 2nd, 2012 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: February 12th, 2013 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence, strong sexuality, language and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2213, 3/7/2012)
Keywords: Treasure Hunters, Narcotics, Addiction, Screenplay Written By the Star, Directing Yourself, Martial Arts
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD Sales: February 17th, 2013: Bond Blows Away the Competition

Skyfall led a set of four new releases that earned spots in the top 30 on the February 17th edition of the DVD sales chart. It easily took top spot with 1.09 million units / $18.54 million, which is already enough for fourth place for the year. More...

Blu-ray Sales: February 17th, 2013: Skyfall Sky High on High Definition

As expected, Skyfall dominated the list of new releases and easily earned first place on the February 17th, 2013 edition of the Blu-ray sales chart. It sold an outstanding 1.62 million units and generated $32.33 million in sales while its opening Blu-ray share was just shy of 60%. That's a fantastic start. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 12th, 2013

It's a busy week, not only in terms of big selling DVDs and Blu-ray, but also in terms of quality. Skyfall will be the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray of the week, plus it is a contender for Pick of the Week. It is not the only contender, as The Perks of Being a Wallflower (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack); The Sessions (DVD or Blu-ray); Bully (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack); Nurse Jackie: Season Four (DVD or Blu-ray) and The Thieves (DVD or Blu-ray) were all contenders. In the end, I went with Skyfall, but it was close. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Sky High Start

Most people were expecting Skyfall to be a monster hit, but the film actually beat great expectations. Its opening helped the box office grow by 25% from last week to $173 million, which was 26% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2012 reached the $9 billion mark and not sits at $9.10 billion. By comparison, at this point in 2011, the total box office was $8.72 billion giving 2012 a 4.4% lead over last year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Sky's the Limit

There's only one wide release this weekend, but Skyfall could become one of the biggest hits of the holiday season. Nearly all analysts assume it will be the fastest opening Bond film of all time. It might make more that last year's top three films made combined. Wreck-It-Ralph should still be strong at the box office, while Flight should hold on better than most other films do. Overall it should be a very good week at the box office. More...

Weekend Wrap-up: Wreck-It Helps Fix the Box Office

Wreck-It-Ralph's opening was on the very high end of expectations, which was a pleasant surprise over the weekend. Also, Flight beat all but the most bullish predictions. Even The Man with the Iron Fists did a little better than expected. Overall, the box office soared 49% from last weekend to $138 million. It was also higher compared to this weekend last year by a very impressive 21%. November certainly got off to a great start. Year-to-date, 2012 is ahead of 2011's pace by just under 4.0% at $8.89 billion to $8.55 billion. After a couple weak months, the box office has shown great strength and it would take a disastrous collapse for 2012 to not come out ahead. More...

Weekend Estimates: Wreck-It Ralph Beats Up the Competition

Wreck-It Ralph is breathing new life into the box office this weekend, after a few slow weeks, and with some help from an impressive opening for Flight this weekend will be a healthy 20% or so ahead of last year. Disney is projecting that Ralph will open with $49.1 million, which is a very creditable performance, if well behind the openings of The Incredibles and Monsters, Inc., both of which were released on the equivalent weekend in years gone by. The Pixar brand still counts for a lot, evidently. Flight's $25.01 million projection is well ahead of expectations (take a bow Denzel Washington and Robert Zemeckis), and has strong enough reviews to have good chances of legs into the Holiday Season. More...

Weekend Predictions: Ralph Set to Wreck the Box Office Competition

There's only one truly wide release this week, Wreck-It-Ralph, but it is opening in more than 3,700 theaters and with reviews that match its pre-release buzz. There are also two films opening in a little under 2,000 theaters, Flight and The Man with the Iron Fists, but both are earning good reviews and could have some impact at the box office by earning places in the top five. Last year the box office was led by Puss in Boots with $33.05 million during its sophomore stint. I think Wreck-It-Ralph will easily top that. The new releases were Tower Heist and A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, which combined pulled in $36.98 million. I really doubt Flight and Iron Fists will do the same. So unless Wreck-It-Ralph has close to a $50 million opening, November will start off on a losing note in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2012 Preview: November

October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office. More...

Cast

Russell Crowe    Jack Knife
RZA    Blacksmith
Lucy Alexis Liu    Madam Bloosom
Rick Yune    Zen-Yi
Jamie Chung    Lady Silk
Cung Le    Bronze Lion
Dave Bautista    Brass Body
Byron Mann    Silver Lion
Daniel Wu    Poison Dagger
Pam Grier    Jane

Production and Technical Credits

Director    RZA
Story Creator    RZA
Screenwriter    RZA
Screenwriter    Eli Roth
Producer    Marc Abraham
Producer    Eric Newman
Producer    Eli Roth
Executive Producer    Thomas Kamowski
Executive Producer    Thomas A. Bliss
Executive Producer    Kristel Laiblin
Executive Producer    Doris Tse
Cinematographer    Chan Chi Ying
Editor    Joe D'Augustine
Composer    RZA
Composer    Howard Drossin
Music Supervisor    G. Marq Roswell
Music Supervisor    Carter Little
Production Designer    Drew Boughton
Costume Designer    Thomas Chong
Art Director    Horace Ma Kwong Wing
Sound    Steve Chan Wai Hung
Sound    Huang Xun
Supervising Sound Editor    John Marquis
Supervising Sound Editor    Odin Benitez
Re-recording Mixer    Jonathan Wales
Special Effects Supervisor    Arthur Lau Wai Kit
Visual Effects Supervisor    Don Ma
Visual Effects Supervisor    Thomas Tannenberger
Visual Effects Supervisor    Olcun Tan
Visual Effects Supervisor    D.J. Shea
Martial Arts Choreographer    Corey Yuen
Assistant Director    Thomas Chow Wai Kwan
Casting Director    Zoe Thompson
Casting Director    Mike Leeder

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/02 3 $3,054,180   1,868 $1,635   $3,054,180 1
2012/11/03 4 $3,007,480 -2% 1,868 $1,610   $6,061,660 2
2012/11/04 4 $1,849,320 -39% 1,868 $990   $7,910,980 3
2012/11/05 4 $644,460 -65% 1,868 $345   $8,555,440 4
2012/11/06 4 $727,790 +13% 1,868 $390   $9,283,230 5
2012/11/07 4 $486,505 -33% 1,868 $260   $9,769,735 6
2012/11/08 5 $458,590 -6% 1,868 $245   $10,228,325 7
2012/11/09 7 $758,160 +65% 1,872 $405   $10,986,485 8
2012/11/10 10 $1,076,385 +42% 1,872 $575   $12,062,870 9
2012/11/11 8 $758,160 -30% 1,872 $405   $12,821,030 10
2012/11/12 9 $393,120 -48% 1,872 $210   $13,214,150 11
2012/11/13 5 $308,880 -21% 1,872 $165   $13,523,030 12
2012/11/14 7 $234,025 -24% 1,872 $125   $13,757,055 13
2012/11/15 7 $205,920 -12% 1,872 $110   $13,962,975 14
2012/11/16 13 $204,750 -1% 910 $225   $14,167,725 15
2012/11/17 13 $295,755 +44% 910 $325   $14,463,480 16
2012/11/18 13 $218,400 -26% 910 $240   $14,681,880 17
2012/11/19 13 $95,550 -56% 910 $105   $14,777,430 18
2012/11/20 13 $131,965 +38% 910 $145   $14,909,395 19
2012/11/21 - $40,310 -69% 278 $145   $14,949,705 20
2012/11/22 - $43,090 +7% 278 $155   $14,992,795 21
2012/11/23 - $77,915 +81% 205 $380   $15,070,710 22
2012/11/24 - $85,075 +9% 205 $415   $15,155,785 23
2012/11/25 - $46,125 -46% 205 $225   $15,201,910 24
2012/11/26 - $19,475 -58% 205 $95   $15,221,385 25
2012/11/27 - $24,555 +26% 205 $120   $15,245,940 26
2012/11/28 - $18,505 -25% 205 $90   $15,264,445 27
2012/11/29 - $19,500 +5% 205 $95   $15,283,945 28
2012/11/30 - $30,450 +56% 174 $175   $15,314,395 29
2012/12/01 - $43,500 +43% 174 $250   $15,357,895 30
2012/12/02 - $28,625 -34% 174 $165   $15,386,520 31
2012/12/03 - $10,520 -63% 174 $60   $15,397,040 32
2012/12/04 - $15,575 +48% 174 $90   $15,412,615 33
2012/12/05 - $11,375 -27% 174 $65   $15,423,990 34
2012/12/06 - $12,095 +6% 174 $70   $15,436,085 35
2012/12/07 - $24,435 +102% 181 $135   $15,460,520 36
2012/12/08 - $34,390 +41% 181 $190   $15,494,910 37
2012/12/09 - $27,150 -21% 181 $150   $15,522,060 38
2012/12/10 - $10,860 -60% 181 $60   $15,532,920 39
2012/12/11 - $13,575 +25% 181 $75   $15,546,495 40
2012/12/12 - $11,765 -13% 181 $65   $15,558,260 41
2012/12/13 - $10,905 -7% 181 $60   $15,569,165 42
2012/12/14 - $10,505 -4% 105 $100   $15,579,670 43
2012/12/15 - $16,800 +60% 105 $160   $15,596,470 44
2012/12/16 - $12,075 -28% 105 $115   $15,608,545 45
2012/12/17 - $6,295 -48% 105 $60   $15,614,840 46
2012/12/18 - $7,875 +25% 105 $75   $15,622,715 47
2012/12/19 - $5,915 -25% 105 $56   $15,628,630 48
2012/12/20 - $5,460 -8% 105 $52   $15,634,090 49

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/02 4 $7,910,980   1,868 $4,235   $7,910,980 3
2012/11/09 7 $2,592,705 -67% 1,872 $1,385   $12,821,030 10
2012/11/16 14 $718,905 -72% 910 $790   $14,681,880 17
2012/11/23 22 $209,115 -71% 205 $1,020   $15,201,910 24
2012/11/30 24 $102,575 -51% 174 $590   $15,386,520 31
2012/12/07 28 $85,975 -16% 181 $475   $15,522,060 38
2012/12/14 46 $39,380 -54% 105 $375   $15,608,545 45

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/17/20137144,593 144,593$2,456,635$2,456,6351
2/24/20131564,709-55% 209,302$1,292,886$3,749,5212
3/3/20132633,418-48% 242,720$667,692$4,417,2133

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/17/20134102,333 102,333$2,366,952$2,366,9521
2/24/20131229,912-71% 132,244$747,497$3,114,4492
3/3/20131717,888-40% 150,133$447,018$3,561,4673

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