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Mei Ren Yu (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,229,457Details
International Box Office $548,969,022Details
Worldwide Box Office $552,198,479
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

The story follows what happens after a mermaid saves a professor who then falls in love with her.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,720,000
Domestic Releases: February 19th, 2016 (Limited) by Sony Pictures, released as The Mermaid
International Releases: February 8th, 2016 (Wide), released as The Mermaid (China)
February 8th, 2016 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
February 8th, 2016 (Wide) (Malaysia)
February 8th, 2016 (Wide) (Singapore)
February 10th, 2016 (Wide) (Vietnam)
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Video Release: May 17th, 2016 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as The Mermaid
MPAA Rating: R for some violence.
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: The Star Overseas, China Film Company, Hehe Pictures Co Ltd, Enlight Pictures, Shanghai New Culture Media Group, Zenith Culture Broadcast, Zeyue Media, Alpha Pictures Investment Co., xxxKxx, Bingo Movie Development
Production Countries: China

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,439 $5,199 Apr 1, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,908 $26,354 Mar 25, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,801 $56,178 Mar 18, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,470 $160,754 Mar 11, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,353 $375,963 Mar 4, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,420 $702,610 Feb 26, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,575 $985,052 Feb 19, 2016 3

Cast

   Liu Xuan
   Shan (The Mermaid)
   Octopus
   Ruolan
Chiu Chi-ling    Himself
Kris Wu    Long Jianfei
Wen Zhang    Himself
Tin Kai man    Himself
Tsui Hark    Himself
Bai Ke    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Stephen Chow
Screenwriter    Lu Zheng-yu
Screenwriter    Ivy Kong
Screenwriter    Kelvin Lee
Screenwriter    Tsang Kan-Cheong
Screenwriter    Fung Chih-chiang
Screenwriter    Ho Miu kei
Screenwriter    Chan Hing ka
Producer    Stephen Chow

Home Market Releases for July 5th, 2016

July 4th, 2016

The Mermaid

It's a strange week on the home market, as there are no first-run releases and very few other releases to make up the difference. There are some contenders for Pick of the Week, but all of them are foreign-language films, which is again odd. In fact, two of them, Only Yesterday and The Boy and the World, are animated. However, in the end, I went with The Mermaid, which deserves to be seen by more and Blu-ray is a great way to see it. More...

Home Market Releases for May 17th, 2016

May 17th, 2016

Dark Passage

The Deadpool Blu-ray arrived last Tuesday, which is par for course for Fox, as their screeners always seem to arrive as late as possible while still technically not being late. There are updates below with the extras. On a side note, the film is so good, I was tempted to make it the Pick of the Week for the second week in a row. However, in the end I went with Dark Passage, a classic Film Noir with a famous hook. The Blu-ray is the Pick of the Week. More...

Theater Averages: Eye has Sky-High Opening with $22,761

March 16th, 2016

Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky opened on first place on the per theater chart with an average of $22,761 in five theaters. This opening, plus its reviews, suggest it could do well in wider release. Likewise, Hello, My Name is Doris earned an average of $21,246 in four theaters while its Tomatometer Score is 90% positive. It could also earn some measure of mainstream success. City of Gold did very well for a documentary with an average of $15,740, also in four theaters. The overall number one film, Zootopia, earned an average of $13,415. Remember was the latest A24 to do well with an average of $10,245 in two theaters. More...

International Box Office: Deadpool Has Double-Milestone Weekend with $40.2 million

March 3rd, 2016

Deadpool

Deadpool reached two milestones this weekend topping $300 million internationally and $600 million worldwide. Over the weekend, the film added $40.2 million in 74 markets to its running tally, which now sits at $324.1 million internationally and $609.4 million worldwide. At this pace, the film will have no trouble getting to $400 million internationally and $700 million worldwide. It is massively profitable, but I am worried the studio will double, or triple, the production budget of the sequel and then insist on more control over the process, because the stakes are higher. More...

International Box Office: Deadpool Still Lively with $85.0 million Weekend Haul

February 25th, 2016

Deadpool

Deadpool remained in first place with $85.0 million in 74 markets over the weekend for totals of $256.3 million internationally and $493.2 million worldwide. The film had a trio of openings in major markets. This includes South Korea where it earned $7.36 million on 1,035 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $11.58 million. This is the biggest opening for a 18+ film, which is the South Korean equivalent of an R-rating. The film also opened in first place in Spain with $3.86 million on 319 screens, but had to settle for second place in Italy with $3.24 million on 368. Even if the film doesn't earn another dollar, its return on investment would be well over 100%. More...

Theater Averages: Mermaid Nearly Cracks $1,000,000

February 24th, 2016

The Mermaid

The Mermaid led the way as far as limited releases were concerned with $985,000 in 35 theaters for an average of $28,144. The film has broken records in China, which we will talk about more tomorrow with the international top five. The Embrace of the Serpent was next with an average of $16,985 in three theaters over the weekend, while it earned an average of $20,721 during its five-day opening. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Deadpool with an average of $15,172. On a related note, Warner Bros. has announced an R-rated Blu-ray for Batman v. Superman. The is the wrong lesson to learn from the success of Deadpool. More...

Weekend Estimates: Deadpool Continues to Dominate with $55 Million Weekend

February 21st, 2016

Deadpool

After a $132 million opening, Deadpool wasn’t under much threat at the top of the chart this weekend, so a fairly sharp 58% decline to $55 million this weekend still leaves it dominant in movie theaters. That softness might be a slight concern going forwards, but for now Fox is reveling in having a February hit that has already grossed close to $500 million worldwide (Sunday’s official estimate is $491.9 million), and having Kung Fu Panda 3 hold on to second place with $12.5 million in its fourth weekend for a domestic total of $117 million. That left the three new wide releases fighting for places lower down the chart, although their performance was by no means all doom and gloom. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: When Mermaids Cry

February 19th, 2016

The Mermaid

It's a short list this week, but there are more than a few films worth talking about. The Mermaid is by far the biggest and it has already earned close to $300 million worldwide. Additionally, its director, Stephen Chow, has had some box office success here in the past. Unfortunately, it has No Reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, so it is hard to tell if it deserves breakout success here. More...

International Box Office: Deadpool and Mermaid Crack $100 Million Milestones

February 18th, 2016

Deadpool

Deadpool opened in first place on the international chart, but it was surprisingly close. The film earned $125.0 million in 61 markets, which is a little lower than its domestic numbers, but its worldwide opening of $257.4 million is fantastic, especially for a film that cost $58 million to make. Its biggest opening came from the U.K., where it earned $20.52 million in 543 theaters. It also earned more than $10 million in Russia ($12.11 million in 1119 theaters) and in Australia ($10.87 million in 393). The film is already playing in most major international markets, but even if it just matches its opening weekend during the rest of its run, it will earn near enough a $100 million profit margin. There will be a sequel, but there may also be several copycat films as well . More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/02/19 17 $985,052   35 $28,144   $985,052 3
2016/02/26 22 $702,610 -29% 77 $9,125   $2,048,863 10
2016/03/04 25 $375,963 -46% 106 $3,547   $2,678,732 17
2016/03/11 33 $160,754 -57% 82 $1,960   $3,003,691 24
2016/03/18 49 $56,178 -65% 32 $1,756   $3,151,496 31
2016/03/25 55 $26,354 -53% 16 $1,647   $3,211,079 38
2016/04/01 72 $5,199 -80% 7 $743   $3,229,457 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/02/19 14 $361,031   35 $10,315   $361,031 1
2016/02/20 - $383,588 +6% 35 $10,960   $744,619 2
2016/02/21 - $240,433 -37% 35 $6,870   $985,052 3
2016/02/22 13 $89,738 -63% 35 $2,564   $1,074,790 4
2016/02/23 15 $112,847 +26% 35 $3,224   $1,187,637 5
2016/02/24 - $78,450 -30% 35 $2,241   $1,266,087 6
2016/02/25 - $80,166 +2% 35 $2,290   $1,346,253 7
2016/02/26 - $223,719 +179% 77 $2,905   $1,569,972 8
2016/02/27 - $296,132 +32% 77 $3,846   $1,866,104 9
2016/02/28 - $182,759 -38% 77 $2,373   $2,048,863 10
2016/02/29 - $59,133 -68% 77 $768   $2,107,996 11
2016/03/01 16 $88,249 +49% 77 $1,146   $2,196,245 12
2016/03/02 - $56,475 -36% 77 $733   $2,252,720 13
2016/03/03 - $50,049 -11% 77 $650   $2,302,769 14
2016/03/04 - $113,621 +127% 106 $1,072   $2,416,390 15
2016/03/05 - $158,357 +39% 106 $1,494   $2,574,747 16
2016/03/06 - $103,985 -34% 106 $981   $2,678,732 17
2016/03/07 - $35,787 -66% 106 $338   $2,714,519 18
2016/03/08 - $62,703 +75% 106 $592   $2,777,222 19
2016/03/09 - $33,431 -47% 106 $315   $2,810,653 20
2016/03/10 - $32,284 -3% 106 $305   $2,842,937 21
2016/03/11 - $47,037 +46% 82 $574   $2,889,974 22
2016/03/12 - $66,952 +42% 82 $816   $2,956,926 23
2016/03/13 - $46,765 -30% 82 $570   $3,003,691 24
2016/03/14 - $19,878 -57% 82 $242   $3,023,569 25
2016/03/15 - $35,852 +80% 82 $437   $3,059,421 26
2016/03/16 - $18,270 -49% 82 $223   $3,077,691 27
2016/03/17 - $17,627 -4% 82 $215   $3,095,318 28
2016/03/18 - $17,178 -3% 32 $537   $3,112,496 29
2016/03/19 - $24,094 +40% 32 $753   $3,136,590 30
2016/03/20 - $17,906 -26% 32 $560   $3,154,496 31
2016/03/21 - $6,206 -65% 32 $194   $3,160,702 32
2016/03/22 - $12,118 +95% 32 $379   $3,172,820 33
2016/03/23 - $6,663 -45% 32 $208   $3,179,483 34
2016/03/24 - $5,242 -21% 32 $164   $3,184,725 35
2016/04/03 - $5,199   7 $743   $3,229,457 45

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/02/19 17 $1,346,253   35 $38,464   $1,346,253 7
2016/02/26 22 $956,516 -29% 77 $12,422   $2,302,769 14
2016/03/04 22 $540,168 -44% 106 $5,096   $2,842,937 21
2016/03/11 35 $252,381 -53% 82 $3,078   $3,095,318 28
2016/03/18 49 $89,407 -65% 32 $2,794   $3,184,725 35
2016/03/25 57 $39,533 -56% 16 $2,471   $3,224,258 42

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 2/19/2016 $371,896 18 19 88 $902,192 6/9/2016
China 2/8/2016 $122,210,000 88616 88616 264404 $524,530,000 6/9/2016
Hong Kong 2/8/2016 $1,955,285 55 55 259 $7,698,235 6/9/2016
Indonesia 3/16/2016 $195,242 182 182 210 $251,123 4/5/2016
Malaysia 2/8/2016 $2,322,211 334 334 994 $7,025,381 6/9/2016
New Zealand 2/18/2016 $88,615 11 12 36 $173,140 6/9/2016
Philippines 5/11/2016 $14,254 3 3 4 $20,387 5/24/2016
Singapore 2/8/2016 $794,363 28 28 146 $3,110,642 6/9/2016
Thailand 4/12/2016 $137,615 60 60 104 $505,738 6/8/2016
United Kingdom 2/19/2016 $172,814 19 20 53 $332,397 6/9/2016
Vietnam 2/10/2016 $1,155,452 186 186 463 $4,419,787 3/22/2016
 
International Total$548,969,022 6/9/2016

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