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Se jie (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,604,982Details
International Box Office $61,036,975Details
Worldwide Box Office $65,641,957
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 28th, 2007 (Exclusive) by Focus Features, released as Lust, Caution
International Releases: November 8th, 2007 (Wide), released as Lust, Caution (South Korea)
Video Release: February 19th, 2008 by Universal Home Entertainment, released as Lust, Caution
MPAA Rating: NC-17 for some explicit sexuality
Comparisons: vs. La mala educación
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Keywords: World War II, War, Foreign Language, Film Noir
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: China,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,518 $7,926 Jan 18, 2008 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,675 $10,988 Jan 11, 2008 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,691 $19,873 Jan 4, 2008 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,931 $20,626 Dec 28, 2007 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,211 $19,550 Dec 21, 2007 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,210 $35,355 Dec 14, 2007 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,446 $40,092 Dec 7, 2007 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,459 $61,753 Nov 30, 2007 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,393 $96,128 Nov 23, 2007 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,293 $154,415 Nov 16, 2007 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,324 $241,130 Nov 9, 2007 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,617 $333,532 Nov 2, 2007 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,916 $475,480 Oct 26, 2007 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,426 $579,908 Oct 19, 2007 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,041 $609,623 Oct 12, 2007 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,798 $362,808 Oct 5, 2007 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,594 $63,918 Sep 28, 2007 3

Cast

   Mr. Yee
   Mrs. Yee
   Chih-ying Chu
Wang Lee-Hom    Kuang Yu-Min
Anupam Kher    Indian Jeweler

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

DVD Releases for August 26, 2008 - Part I

August 26th, 2008

TV on DVD is starting to dominate the weekly DVD releases, including the top tier releases. In fact, four of the top five picks for the week are TV on DVD. However, while Heroes - Blu-ray - Season One & Season Two, NCIS - The Fifth Season, and The Shield - The Complete Season Six are all easily contenders for the crown, Nightmare Before Christmas - Collector's Edition on DVD or Blu-ray is the DVD Pick of the Week. One last note, it's been another big week for total releases, and the list had to be split into two. You can part Part II here. More...

DVD Rentals - All-American Release

March 3rd, 2008

New releases dominated the rental charts taking three of the top five spots, as well as five of the top ten and the best of the best was American Gangster with $9.67 million during its opening week. More...

DVD Releases for February 19, 2008

February 19th, 2008

With the Oscars less than a week away, we have a few Oscar contenders on this week's list. However, for DVD Pick of the Week I've made what many might consider a weird choice and went with Walker - Criterion Collection - Buy from Amazon. More...

2007 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part IV

December 23rd, 2007

For many people reading this, it is December 24th. Christmas Eve. If you haven't got all of your Christmas shopping done, may I offer a word of advice... AAAAHHHHHHHHHH! But don't worry, you are not along. December 24th is the busiest shopping day of the year. Granted, a lot of it is people buying food for the next day, but at least a few people are looking for last minute gifts. This week we are looking at the... well... anything. Anything that pops into my head that I think would make a good gift. And there are some that might not, but we are getting into desperation time. More...

International Details - No Heartbreak for the Kid

December 16th, 2007

The Heartbreak Kid slipped a spot to sixth with $5.04 million on 2029 screens in 46 markets for a total of $79.44 million internationally, which is more than twice what it earned domestically. This includes France where it pulled in $1.10 million on 320 screens while lifting its running tally to $3.37 million in that market. More...

Award Season - Globes Spread the Love Around

December 13th, 2007

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, but there were no truly dominate films out of the 14 theatrical categories. More...

International Details - Bee Movie is Buzzing Internationally

December 9th, 2007

Bee Movie returned to the charts in sixth place with $6.71 million on 1288 screens in 11 markets for an early international total of $19.43 million after a month of release. This includes a pair of first place debuts in Spain and Mexico. In the former it earned $2.81 million on 421 screens while in the latter is earned $2.60 million on 389 screens. While Spain is the larger marker, I thought the family friendly nature of Mexico would give it the edge. Even so, there are great openings for the film. More...

International Details - Lions are more like Lambs

December 3rd, 2007

Lions for Lambs climbed a spot to sixth place with $4.34 million on 2453 screens in 53 markets for a total of $25.97 million, while only managing $1 million or more in one market this past weekend, ($1.40 million on 390 screens during its sixth place debut in France). It opens in Italy later this month and Japan in the spring of '08, but there's almost no chance the film will show a profit at this point. Normally one movie losing money isn't a big issue because the studio can rely on one or two monster hits to pay for their misses, (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix made enough money to pay for the entire budgets of half-a-dozen misses for Warner Bros. this year, and that's before the home market). However, United Artists is a newly relauched studio and they don't have a war chest built up from past victories. Stumbling out of the gate like this hurts. More...

Award Season - Juno and Dylan Have Plenty of Spirit

November 29th, 2007

It's the official start of award season as the Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced. Several films received nods, but I'm Not There and Juno were the big hits. More...

International Details - Elizabeth a Little More Golden Overseas

November 25th, 2007

Elizabeth: The Golden Age nearly reached the top five with $5.79 million on 1579 screens in 12 markets for a total of $21.80 million. This includes a first place, $1.89 million opening on 470 screens in Russia, while the film added $933,000 on 394 screens in the U.K. for a total of $8.40 million so far. More...

International Details - Stardust still Ascending

November 18th, 2007

Stardust fell out of the top five, but still added $5.80 million on 2327 screens in 48 markets lifting its running tally to $83.50 million. Its best market remained the U.K. where it climbed a spot to second place with $2.66 million on 459 screens for a total of $23.59 million. The film has no major openings left, but $100 million internationally is still within reach. More...

International Details - Surf's Time is Not Up

November 11th, 2007

Surf's Up grew by 77% in France adding $3.44 million on 628 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.36 million in total. This growth was due to the Toussaint holiday while it was enough to lift the film's weekend box office to $5.84 million on 1996 screens in 32 markets for a total of $72.34 million. The film has yet to open in Scandinavia as well as Japan and should hit $100 million internationally before it is done, which is significantly more than the $58.87 million it earned domestically, but not enough to show a profit just yet. More...

Gangster's Future is Now on the Per Theater Chart

November 6th, 2007

The overall box office leader, American Gangster, was also the champion on the per theater chart with $14,265. The only other film to crack $10,000 was Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten with an average of $10,440 in two theaters. More...

Still in Control on the Per Theater Chart

October 23rd, 2007

While there were plenty of new releases this past weekend, most failed to make an impact at the box office and that left Control an opportunity to capture first place with $19,121. This represents a drop-off of only 30% in its per theater average despite doubling its theater count. Meanwhile, Wristcutters: A Love Story opened in second place with an average of $14,269 in three theaters. Finally, Blade Runner managed more than $10,000 on the per theater chart for the third weekend in a row with $13,004. More...

Blade Runner Controls the Per Theater Chart

October 16th, 2007

Blade Runner climbed into first place on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $32,681 in two theaters during its second week of re-release. Control debuted in second place with $27,674 in its one theater. Lars and the Real Girl opened with just over $90,000 in 7 theaters for an average of $12,917. This is a good start, better than most limited releases can hope for, but less than I was expecting. The Darjeeling Limited continues to perform marvelously as it expands as it earned an average of $11,425 in nearly 100 theaters. The overall box office leader, Why Did I Get Married? opened with an average of $10,618. More...

International Details - Heartbreak for the Kid

October 14th, 2007

The Heartbreak Kid missed the top five by less than $20,000 over the weekend earning $5.74 million on 819 screens in 4 markets during its opening weekend on the international charts. This includes openings in to major markets including the U.K. where it opened in first place with $2.52 million on 409 screens, but this was still a disappointing debut, much like it was domestically. Conversely, the film opened in second place in Russia with $2.31 million on 360 screens, but this is a much better performance compared to the overall box office size of the marketplace. More...

Clayton Gives Clooney a Great Start on the Per Theater Chart

October 9th, 2007

As has been the case for the past few weeks, we had a limited release with a monster start. This time it was Michael Clayton and its $700,000 opening in just 15 theaters for an average of $47,994; this bodes very well for the film's wide expansion this weekend. Second place went to the re-release of Blade Runner, which earned just under $90,000 in 2 theaters for an average of $44,575; this bodes very well for the sales of the Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition, which comes out this December on DVD, Blu-Ray, and HD-DVD. Last week's winner, The Darjeeling Limited, showed strong resilience in the face of expansion, earning an average of $29,559 during its first full weekend. The same can be said of Lust, Caution as the film went from a single theater to 17 while averaging $21,342. Finally, Finishing the Game was a surprise entrant into the $10,000 club with $11,903 in its lone theater. More...

International Details - Winning by a Hair

October 7th, 2007

Hairspray managed to climb into sixth place by the narrowest of margins earning $4.59 million on 2073 screens in 37 markets for a running tally of $54.35 million. This includes a third place, $1.36 million opening on 302 screens in Italy, which is close to its opening domestically, when you take into account the relative size of the two markets. On the other hand, many muscials prove to be difficult to market internationally and it was never likely that this film would match its domestic run. However, it has already made enough to be considered a financial success. More...

Nothing Limited About the Per Theater Chart

October 2nd, 2007

The Darjeeling Limited was the top pick for limited releases over the weekend, earning nearly $140,000 in just two theaters for an average of $67,469. This is the best opening for a Wes Anderson film since The Royal Tenenbaums, at least in terms of raw dollars, and this film still earned a better average. Second place went to Lust, Caution with $63,918, which is one of the best averages we've seen all year. Into the Wild performed marvelously during its expansion this past weekend, earning an average of $19,135 in 33 theaters. On the other hand, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford fell nearly 40% without any expansion; it still earned an average of $18,470 in five theaters, but I was expecting more given its start. Finally, Itty Bitty Titty Committee opened with $11,505 in its lone theater. More...

Limited Releases taking a Cautious Approach

September 28th, 2007

A couple more award season hopefuls debut this week, including one of the most talked about releases of the season, Lust, Caution. It will be interesting to see if its NC-17 rating will prevent it from earning mainstream success, or even turn off award voters. More...

2007 Preview: September

September 1st, 2007

After a record-breaking summer, we come to the worst month of the year. There are a few films that look promising, but for the most part the month is filled with projects that should probably never been given the greenlight to begin with. September is a dumping ground for failed projects, and like most similar times of the year, it is crowded with 20 movies that at least have a shot at opening or expanding wide over a period of just four weeks. Five new releases a week is far too many, even if they were all high quality at least half will fail just due to the competition. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - September 24, 2006

September 24th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Horton Hears a Who, Black Snake Moan and more. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/09/28 48 $63,918   1 $63,918   $63,918 3
2007/10/05 29 $362,808 +468% 17 $21,342   $471,158 10
2007/10/12 22 $609,623 +68% 77 $7,917   $1,259,026 17
2007/10/19 20 $579,908 -5% 125 $4,639   $2,097,595 24
2007/10/26 21 $475,480 -18% 143 $3,325   $2,825,183 31
2007/11/02 24 $333,532 -30% 122 $2,734   $3,358,197 38
2007/11/09 28 $241,130 -28% 111 $2,172   $3,748,872 45
2007/11/16 28 $154,415 -36% 77 $2,005   $4,022,842 52
2007/11/23 34 $96,128 -38% 49 $1,962   $4,209,806 59
2007/11/30 34 $61,753 -36% 49 $1,260   $4,310,473 66
2007/12/07 47 $40,092 -35% 39 $1,028   $4,378,107 73
2007/12/14 41 $35,355 -12% 34 $1,040   $4,436,160 80
2007/12/21 44 $19,550 -45% 17 $1,150   $4,478,670 87
2007/12/28 53 $20,626 +6% 19 $1,086   $4,523,146 94
2008/01/04 53 $19,873 -4% 12 $1,656   $4,563,185 101
2008/01/11 57 $10,988 -45% 9 $1,221   $4,586,070 108
2008/01/18 72 $7,926 -28% 8 $991   $4,600,579 115

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/01/01 - $8,084   19 $425   $4,535,729 96
2008/01/21 61 $1,933   8 $242   $4,602,512 116

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/09/28 46 $108,350   1 $108,350   $108,350 7
2007/10/05 29 $541,053 +399% 17 $31,827   $649,403 14
2007/10/12 20 $868,284 +60% 77 $11,276   $1,517,687 21
2007/10/19 19 $832,016 -4% 125 $6,656   $2,349,703 28
2007/10/26 22 $674,962 -19% 143 $4,720   $3,024,665 35
2007/11/02 24 $483,077 -28% 122 $3,960   $3,507,742 42
2007/11/09 29 $360,685 -25% 111 $3,249   $3,868,427 49
2007/11/16 32 $245,251 -32% 77 $3,185   $4,113,678 56
2007/11/23 34 $135,042 -45% 49 $2,756   $4,248,720 63
2007/11/30 36 $89,295 -34% 49 $1,822   $4,338,015 70
2007/12/07 46 $62,790 -30% 39 $1,610   $4,400,805 77
2007/12/14 40 $58,315 -7% 34 $1,715   $4,459,120 84
2007/12/21 51 $43,400 -26% 17 $2,553   $4,502,520 91
2007/12/28 53 $40,792 -6% 19 $2,147   $4,543,312 98
2008/01/04 51 $31,770 -22% 12 $2,648   $4,575,082 105
2008/01/11 57 $17,571 -45% 9 $1,952   $4,592,653 112
2008/01/18 74 $12,329 -30% 8 $1,541   $4,604,982 119

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Korea 11/8/2007 $0 0 119 140 $10,788,374 11/30/2016
 
Rest of World $50,248,601
 
International Total$61,036,975 11/30/2016

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