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Monster Hunt (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $32,766Details
International Box Office $386,063,294Details
Worldwide Box Office $386,096,060
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Synopsis

In a mythical ancient world, monsters rule the land while humans keep to their own kingdom. But when adorable baby monster Wuba is born to a human father and monster queen, mortals and creatures alike set out to capture the newborn, and Huba’s epic adventure begins.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$56,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 22nd, 2016 (Limited) by FilmRise
International Releases: July 12th, 2015 (Wide) (China)
July 16th, 2015 (Wide), released as Monster Hunt (China) (China)
July 16th, 2015 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
July 17th, 2015 (Wide) (Vietnam)
July 23rd, 2015 (Limited) (Australia)
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MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 118 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
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Keywords: 3-D, Monster, Chinese Mythology, Supernatural
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Edko Films, Wanda Media, Dream Sky Pictures, BDI Films Inc, China Film Group, Tianjin Lianrui Pictures Co
Production Countries: China

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,119 $21,074 Jan 22, 2016 3

Cast

   Xiaonan
   Ge Qianhu
Wu Jiang    Luo Gan
Eric Tsang    Zhugao
Sandra Ng    Pangying
Boran Jing    Tianyin
Yao Chen    Female Head Chef
Yan Ni    Luo Ying
Bao Jianfeng    Zheng Tao
Wang Yuexin    Xiao Wu

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Raman Hui
Screenwriter    Alan Yuen
Producer    Yee Chung-Man
Producer    Bill Kong
Producer    Doris Tse
Executive Producer    Bill Kong
Executive Producer    Wang Tongyuan
Executive Producer    Sun Zhonghuai
Executive Producer    Allen Zhu

Limited and VOD Releases: Will there be a Monster Hit?

January 22nd, 2016

Monster Hunt

There are not a lot of interesting limited releases this week. The lone exception might be Monster Hunt. This film earned nearly $400 million in China, so box office analysts will be paying close attention to its limited release run. If it can find crossover appeal, it could signal a wave of Chinese movies getting releases here. On the other hand, its reviews suggest that won't happen. More...

International Box Office: Lost Finds Its Way to the Top

October 1st, 2015

Lost in Hong Kong

Lost in Hong Kong opened in first place in China and internationally with $106.80 million. This is better than Monster Hunt opened with, so if it has the same legs, the box office record in China will fall for the third time this year. Speaking of records, the overall Chinese box office rose to $5 billion with three months left in the year. This is amazing. More...

International Box Office: Mission: Accomplished

September 17th, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation rocketed up the chart into first place with $91.3 million in 63 markets over the weekend... sort of. This includes $86.42 million during the film's six-day opening in China. Its three-day weekend number is a lot smaller than that, but still enough for first place. Overall, the film now has $424.8 million internationally and $612.9 million worldwide. It became only the second film in the franchise to reach the $600 million mark worldwide. This is more than enough to break even, so it should come as no surprise that there's another installment in the works. More...

International Box Office: Mission Completes Hattrick, but International Fair Thrives

August 20th, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation remained in first place for the third weekend in a row with $46.1 million in 63 markets over the weekend for totals of $235.3 million internationally and $373.6 million worldwide. The film's biggest opening was in France where it easily earned first place with $7.96 million on 719 screens. It also earned first place with $2.99 million on 947 screens in Brazil. The film isn't quite done its international run. It opens in Italy this weekend and China next month. It should have no trouble getting to $300 million internationally and could get all the way to $500 million worldwide. China could be a huge market for the movie. More...

International Box Office: Rogue Remains Massive, While Fantastic Fairs Better

August 13th, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation expanded over the weekend and saw its weekend haul grow, but by a tiny amount. It pulled in $65.5 million in 59 markets over the weekend for totals of $156.7 million internationally and $264.5 million worldwide. The film earned first place in a trio of major markets, led by Russia where it made $4.07 million on 1,125 screens. It also debuted in Germany ($2.84 million on 612) and Spain ($1.73 million on 603). On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in Japan with $4.60 million on 600 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $6.07 million. Jurassic World earned first place in Japan, so that's hardly a poor opening. Its biggest market overall was South Korea, where it made $6.57 million on 818 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $31.99 million. The film is below average for the franchise so far, but that's still enough to break even and justify yet another installment. More...

International Box Office: Rogue Nation Goes International

August 6th, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation opened in first place on the international chart with $64.5 million in 41 markets. Its biggest opening by far came in South Korea, where it made $13.80 million on 1,202 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $16.90 million. That total opening was more than twice the film's second biggest opening, $8.31 million in 572 theaters in the U.K. The film also had major market openings in Mexico ($4.17 million) and in Australia ($3.68 million). The film has yet to open in most major markets, including Germany, Russia, Spain, and Japan. The film opens in all four this weekend, so it should strong on the international chart. More...

International Box Office: Monster Hunt Chomps Chinese Record Book

July 29th, 2015

Monster Hunt

Monster Hunt remained in first place on the international chart with $46 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $225 million. The film again dominated its home market (China) earning $113.16 million over the full week for a running tally of $221.41 million after eleven days of release. It became the biggest Chinese film in its native market and the third biggest film of all time, behind Transformers: Age of Extinction and the current record holder, Furious 7. More...

International Box Office: Monster Hunt is Monster Hit

July 23rd, 2015

Monster Hunt

It is a special week on the international chart, as we have an international film in first place. Monster Hunt earned first place in China with an estimated $72 million over the weekend and a total opening of $107.58 million. (This includes less than $1 million in early previews.) This movie is a romantic comedy, of sorts, set in a world of CGI monsters. This is the kind of film that could have appeal in many markets outside of the usual markets Chinese films play in. Additionally, this is the kind of opening that will make distributors here interested in obtaining the rights. It is too soon to tell if it will have a global run, but it will be worth keeping an eye on. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/22 46 $21,074   39 $540   $21,074 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/22 47 $32,766   41 $799   $32,766 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 7/23/2015 $193,230 8 9 32 $402,050 8/24/2015
Cambodia 11/26/2015 $0 0 3 3 $30,764 12/16/2015
China 7/16/2015 $81,330,000 0 0 0 $381,980,000 9/14/2015
Hong Kong 7/16/2015 $0 0 54 131 $1,452,186 9/9/2015
Italy 5/13/2016 $417,831 0 0 0 $1,141,528 6/14/2016
New Zealand 7/30/2015 $44,307 4 5 17 $84,380 8/24/2015
Singapore 7/23/2015 $188,857 14 14 45 $462,060 9/9/2015
South Korea 11/12/2015 $107,380 184 184 184 $131,900 11/16/2015
Thailand 8/12/2015 $31,786 34 34 62 $70,792 9/2/2015
Ukraine 12/10/2015 $4,827 45 45 68 $6,773 1/5/2016
Vietnam 7/17/2015 $0 0 46 99 $300,861 8/25/2015
 
International Total$386,063,294 6/14/2016

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