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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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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 (Rank 5801-5900) 5,866 $4,806,750
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2401-2500) 2,480 $21,134,687
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3701-3800) 3,742 $25,941,437
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 501-600) 542 $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

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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