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Operation Mekong (2016)

Operation Mekong
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $700,204Details
International Box Office $160,048,436Details
Worldwide Box Office $160,748,640
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Two Chinese commercial vessels are ambushed while traveling down the Mekong River in the waters of the Golden Triangle, one of the largest drug-manufacturing regions in the world. 13 sailors are executed at gunpoint, and 900,000 methamphetamine pills are recovered at the scene. The Chinese government immediately sends a band of elite narcotics officers led by Captain Gao Gang to the Golden Triangle to uncover the truth behind the murders. Tea field owner and Golden Triangle-based intelligence officer Fang Xinwu joins the investigation. After it is discovered that the drugs seized on the Chinese ships had been planted by the henchman of a notorious drug cartel leader named Naw Khar, the governments of Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and China launch a joint task force to apprehend the criminal. The road to justice is, however, paved with dangerous and deadly obstacles…


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
83% - Fresh
89% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 30th, 2016 (Limited) by Well Go USA
International Releases: September 29th, 2016 (Wide) (China)
September 30th, 2016 (Limited), released as Operation Meking (Australia)
October 7th, 2016 (Wide) (New Zealand)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 124 minutes
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Keywords: China, Narcotics, Smuggler, Organized Crime
Production Countries: China

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,058 $78,322 Oct 21, 2016 24
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,274 $161,688 Oct 7, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,265 $85,082 Sep 30, 2016 3

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Huang Jianxin
Producer    Liang Fengying
Producer    Yu Dong

International Box Office: Inferno Burns Bright with $49.75 million

October 19th, 2016


Inferno started its international run in first place with $49.75 million on 12,293 screens in 64 markets. However, its individual markets are a bit of a mess. On the low end, the film only managed second place in the U.K. with $3.62 million on 591 screens, while it also had to settle for second place in Australia with $1.73 million on 266. Given the size of those two markets, this is like opening with just under $20 million here. On the other hand, the film earned first place in Italy ($5.07 million on 679 screens); Russia ($4.81 million on 2,032); and Germany ($4.09 million on 768). Those markets suggest a $40 million to $50 million opening here. Sadly, I think the lower end is more likely here. More...

International Box Office: Peregrine Takes Down its Prey with $42.5 million

October 12th, 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children remained the top draw internationally with $42.5 million in 75 markets for totals of $94.0 million internationally and $145.2 million worldwide. The film took top spot in Russia with an opening weekend of $6.63 million on 1,185 screens. It also earned first place in France with $5.5 million. Its biggest market overall is South Korea, where it as pulled in $14.38 million, including $4.94 million on 899 screens this past weekend. More...

Theater Averages: Asura has Maddening Opening with $10,627

October 12th, 2016

Asura: The City of Madness

Asura: The City of Madness was the only film in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,627 in two theaters. Interestingly, Operation Mekong nearly rose to that milestone with an average of $9,511 in 17 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Girl on Train Pulls Out of Station with $24.6 Million

October 9th, 2016

The Girl on the Train

New releases are battling headwinds to make progress at the box office this weekend. The current political frenzy, and the lingering effects of Hurricane Matthew have both dragged down ticket sales, but one film has come out relatively unscathed. Going into the weekend, we had The Girl on the Train pegged at a $27 million opening. In the event, it will start with $24.7 million, according to Universal’s Sunday morning projection. Things are less rosy for the other two debutants. More...

International Box Office: Peculiar Powers Its Way to the Top with $37.4 million

October 5th, 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children debuted in first place internationally with $37.4 million in 59 markets. The film’s biggest market was South Korea, where it earned second place with $4.43 million on 810 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.30 million. It also earned $4.43 million in 558 theaters in the U.K., which was also enough for second place in that market. The film had nearly identical results in both Mexico ($3.61 million) and in Australia ($3.07 million). The film cost $110 million to make, so it will need to make about $250 million internationally to have any real chance of breaking even in the short term. It is too soon to tell if that will happen. We will need to see more results from other markets, and more importantly, we will need to see the film’s legs as well. More...

Theater Averages: Denial Denies American Honey Top Spot with $18,746

October 5th, 2016

American Honey

Denial and American Honey were the only two films in the $10,000 club on the theater average chart this week. Denial earned first place with an average of $18,746 in five theaters, while American Honey was relatively close behind with an average of $17,801 in four. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/30 37 $85,082   25 $3,403   $85,082 3
2016/10/07 33 $161,688 +90% 17 $9,511   $344,887 10
2016/10/21 39 $78,322   22 $3,560   $700,204 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/30 30 $183,199   25 $7,328   $183,199 7
2016/10/07 31 $250,633 +37% 17 $14,743   $433,832 14
2016/10/14 29 $188,050 -25% 29 $6,484   $621,882 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 9/30/2016 $2,526 1 13 39 $493,520 10/24/2016
China 9/29/2016 $24,570,000 44743 64633 195277 $159,490,000 10/25/2016
New Zealand 10/7/2016 $26,991 3 3 7 $64,916 10/25/2016
International Total$160,048,436 10/25/2016

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