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Mao's Last Dancer (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,806,750Details
International Box Office $21,134,687Details
Worldwide Box Office $25,941,437
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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Mao's Last Dancer is the inspiring true story of Li Cunxin and his extraordinary journey from a poor upbringing in rural China to international stardom as a world-class ballet dancer. Based on the bestselling autobiography, Mao's Last Dancer weaves a moving tale about the quest for freedom and the courage it takes to live your own life. The film compellingly captures the struggles, sacrifices and triumphs, as well as the intoxicating effects of first love and celebrity amid the pain of exile.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 5,852 $4,806,750
All Time International Box Office 2,468 $21,134,687
All Time Worldwide Box Office 3,731 $25,941,437
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 540 $4,806,750

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 20th, 2010 (Limited) by Samuel Goldwyn Films
International Releases: December 9th, 2011 (Wide) (Brazil)
April 13th, 2012 (Wide) (Mexico)
June 15th, 2012 (Wide) (Colombia)
December 6th, 2012 (Wide) (Chile)
Video Release: March 29th, 2011 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for a brief violent image, some sensuality, language and incidental smoking
(Rating bulletin 2118, 4/28/2010)
Running Time: 117 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Dancing, Political
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Great Scott Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 1,523 $17,421 Dec 3, 2010 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 426 $17,421 Dec 3, 2010 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 783 $757 Dec 3, 2010 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 1,512 $31,216 Nov 26, 2010 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 367 $31,216 Nov 26, 2010 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 337 $1,419 Nov 26, 2010 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 1,687 $36,487 Nov 19, 2010 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 390 $36,487 Nov 19, 2010 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 830 $869 Nov 19, 2010 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 1,670 $56,911 Nov 12, 2010 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 342 $56,911 Nov 12, 2010 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 725 $1,035 Nov 12, 2010 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,536 $100,022 Nov 5, 2010 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 293 $100,022 Nov 5, 2010 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 636 $1,235 Nov 5, 2010 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,636 $117,235 Oct 29, 2010 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 312 $117,235 Oct 29, 2010 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 749 $1,221 Oct 29, 2010 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 1,852 $126,715 Oct 22, 2010 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 358 $126,715 Oct 22, 2010 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 825 $1,242 Oct 22, 2010 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,983 $151,571 Oct 15, 2010 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 389 $151,571 Oct 15, 2010 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 913 $1,307 Oct 15, 2010 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 2,164 $183,230 Oct 8, 2010 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 411 $183,230 Oct 8, 2010 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 891 $1,514 Oct 8, 2010 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 2,268 $263,534 Oct 1, 2010 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 380 $263,534 Oct 1, 2010 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 786 $1,924 Oct 1, 2010 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,844 $273,176 Sep 24, 2010 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 458 $273,176 Sep 24, 2010 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 741 $2,239 Sep 24, 2010 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 3,605 $238,007 Sep 17, 2010 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 599 $238,007 Sep 17, 2010 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 945 $2,429 Sep 17, 2010 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 3,937 $341,941 Sep 10, 2010 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 526 $341,941 Sep 10, 2010 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 815 $3,352 Sep 10, 2010 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,486 $338,179 Sep 3, 2010 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 563 $338,179 Sep 3, 2010 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,179 $3,560 Sep 3, 2010 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 4,956 $299,691 Aug 27, 2010 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 643 $299,691 Aug 27, 2010 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,801 $3,996 Aug 27, 2010 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 5,563 $199,657 Aug 20, 2010 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 917 $199,657 Aug 20, 2010 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,622 $6,050 Aug 20, 2010 3
Theater Average Limited Release 4,966 $6,050 Aug 20, 2010 3
Top 2010 Theater Average Limited Release 235 $6,050 Aug 20, 2010 3
Never Wide Domestic 657 $4,806,750 Aug 20, 2010 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 3,932 $4,806,750 Aug 20, 2010 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 763 104 Aug 20, 2010 0

Cast

Bruce Greenwood    Ben Stevenson
Joan Chen    Niang
   Li Cunxin
Kyle MacLachlan    Charles Foster
Amanda Schull    Elizabeth Macky
Wang Shuangbao    Dia
Guo Chengwu    Li Cunxin (as teenager)
Huang Wenbin    Li Cunxin (as child)
Aden Young    Dilworth
Madeleine Eastoe    Lori
Camilla Vergotis    Mary McKendry
Ferdinand Hoang    Consul Zhang
Penne Hackforth-Jones    Cynthia Dodds
Jack Thomson    Judge Woodrow Seals

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Jane Scott
Executive Producer    Troy Lum
Executive Producer    Geng Ling
Co-Producer    Bruce Beresford
Screenwriter    Jan Sardi
Story Creator    Li Cunxin

Almost No Activity on the Per Theater Chart

October 26th, 2010

There was only one film that reached the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, and it was the overall box office leader, Paranormal Activity 2. That film opened with an average of $12,649 in just over 3200 theaters. More...

Some Super New Releases on Per Theater Chart

September 28th, 2010

There were three films that topped $10,000 on the per theater chart, including one that topped $30,000. That film was Waiting for Superman, which pulled in an average of $34,758 in four theaters. However, its prospects for a wide expansion are limited, since it is a documentary. Second place went to You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger with and average of $26,684 in six theaters, but it likely has a better chance at significant expansion. The final $10,000 film was Enter the Void with an average of $14,550 in three theaters. More...

Romantics Love the Per Theater Chart

September 14th, 2010

There were just a ton of films to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart over the weekend, led by The Romantics with an average of $22,764 in two theaters. However, with its reviews, it probably won't last long. Heartbreak opened in second place with an average of $17,543 in three theaters, but it will likely have better legs. Ahead of Time and My Dog Tulip were neck-and-neck with $12,790 and $12,648 respectively. Finally, Dabangg opened with more than $600,000 in 62 theaters for an average of $10,131. More...

Top of Per Theater Chart is up for the Taking

August 30th, 2010

No film was able to top the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart with Takers coming very close with an average of $9,298. More...

Doc Tops Per Theater Chart

August 24th, 2010

The Tillman Story led the way on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $13,046 in four theaters. Given its reviews, it could last a long time in theaters. Soul Kitchen was the only other film to reach the $10,000 mark with an average of $10,458 in two theaters. More...

Last Limited Releases

August 20th, 2010

Not a whole lot of limited releases on this week's list, and only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. That film is The Tillman Story, which is clearly the best as far as reviews, but I don't think any film here has a real shot at mainstream success. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/08/20 31 $199,657   33 $6,050   $777,657 3
2010/08/27 25 $299,691 +50% 75 $3,996   $1,193,813 10
2010/09/03 28 $338,179 +13% 95 $3,560   $1,676,189 17
2010/09/10 29 $341,941 +1% 102 $3,352   $2,225,057 24
2010/09/17 30 $238,007 -30% 98 $2,429   $2,617,290 31
2010/09/24 25 $273,176 +15% 122 $2,239   $3,013,322 38
2010/10/01 22 $263,534 -4% 137 $1,924   $3,420,367 45
2010/10/08 27 $183,230 -30% 121 $1,514   $3,737,348 52
2010/10/15 34 $151,571 -17% 116 $1,307   $3,993,961 59
2010/10/22 34 $126,715 -16% 102 $1,242   $4,196,120 66
2010/10/29 33 $117,235 -7% 96 $1,221   $4,385,595 73
2010/11/05 36 $100,022 -15% 81 $1,235   $4,553,640 80
2010/11/12 40 $56,911 -43% 55 $1,035   $4,664,095 87
2010/11/19 39 $36,487 -36% 42 $869   $4,734,677 94
2010/11/26 48 $31,216 -14% 22 $1,419   $4,780,216 101
2010/12/03 53 $17,421 -44% 23 $757   $4,806,750 108

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/06 28 $106,021   95 $1,116   $1,782,210 18

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/08/20 30 $316,122   33 $9,579   $894,122 7
2010/08/27 24 $443,888 +40% 75 $5,919   $1,338,010 14
2010/09/03 28 $545,106 +23% 95 $5,738   $1,883,116 21
2010/09/10 26 $496,167 -9% 102 $4,864   $2,379,283 28
2010/09/17 25 $360,863 -27% 98 $3,682   $2,740,146 35
2010/09/24 22 $416,687 +15% 122 $3,415   $3,156,833 42
2010/10/01 22 $397,285 -5% 137 $2,900   $3,554,118 49
2010/10/08 28 $288,272 -27% 121 $2,382   $3,842,390 56
2010/10/15 34 $227,015 -21% 116 $1,957   $4,069,405 63
2010/10/22 33 $198,955 -12% 102 $1,951   $4,268,360 70
2010/10/29 33 $185,258 -7% 96 $1,930   $4,453,618 77
2010/11/05 38 $153,566 -17% 81 $1,896   $4,607,184 84
2010/11/12 36 $91,006 -41% 55 $1,655   $4,698,190 91
2010/11/19 46 $50,810 -44% 42 $1,210   $4,749,000 98
2010/11/26 47 $40,329 -21% 22 $1,833   $4,789,329 105
2010/12/03 62 $17,421 -57% 23 $757   $4,806,750 112

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Brazil 12/9/2011 $0 0 3 5 $1,067,752 12/10/2015
Chile 12/6/2012 $0 0 2 3 $7,170 12/13/2015
Colombia 6/15/2012 $20,702 16 16 30 $114,239 12/10/2015
Mexico 4/13/2012 $0 0 20 47 $143,736 12/10/2015
 
Rest of World $19,801,790
 
International Total$21,134,687 12/13/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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