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Memories of the Sword (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $111,071Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,935 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $7,852 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $15,787
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  7. Trailer


As the greed and excess of a corrupt Monarchy threatens to destroy the once-glorious Goryeo Dynasty, three legendary warriors lead a revolt to overthrow the empire and save its people. But when deceit and betrayal costs the life of a master swordsman, a plot for justice and revenge is set into motion, raging for decades between the two survivors.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
75% - Fresh
56% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 28th, 2015 (Limited) by Well Go USA
Video Release: January 5th, 2016 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 121 minutes
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Keywords: Korea, Political, Revenge, Blindness, Goryeo Dynasty
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: TPS Company
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,667 $15,454 Sep 4, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,891 $50,240 Aug 28, 2015 3


Jeon Do-youn    Wol-so
Kim Go-eun    Hong-i
Junho    Yool
Kyeong-Yeong Lee    Seu-seung
Kim Tae-woo    Jon bok
Kim Soo-an    Goo-seul
Kim Yeong-min    Wang
Seong Yoo-bin    Gam-cho
Bae Soo-bin    Poong-cheon

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Park Heung-sik
Screenwriter    Choi A-reum
Producer    Lee Dae-hee
Executive Producer    Cha Won-chun
Production Designer    Han Ah-rum
Editor    Oh Myoung-jun
Composer    Mowg
Director of Photography    Kim Byung-seo

Per Theater Chart: Grandma Takes Victory Lap

September 2nd, 2015


Grandma remained on top of the per theater chart, which is impressive in its own right. While it is not uncommon for a movie to repeat on top of the overall box office, doing so on the per theater chart is a lot rarer. This is because the films most likely to win on the per theater chart are limited releases and if they do well enough to win, they tend to expand the following week. This is what happened with Grandma, which saw its theater count rise from 4 to 19, but its per theater average was still top at $15,330. The only other film in the $10,000 club was War Room, which earned an average of $10,001. That's cutting it really close. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Race to the Top

August 28th, 2015

Turbo Kid

There are practically no films on this week's list that I think have a shot at box office success. That's not to say there are no films earning great reviews, but all of them have something that will hold them back. Most of the time, it's a simultaneous Video on Demand run. This includes Turbo Kid (Video on Demand); Z for Zachariah (Video on Demand); and Queen of Earth (Video on Demand). All could find audiences, but they will find them on the home market. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/28 46 $50,240   22 $2,284   $50,240 3
2015/09/04 68 $15,454 -69% 14 $1,104   $95,958 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/28 46 $80,504   22 $3,659   $80,504 7
2015/09/04 69 $27,918 -65% 14 $1,994   $108,422 14
2015/09/11 98 $2,649 -91% 4 $662   $111,071 21

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