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Shaolin (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $66,099Details
International Box Office $35,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $35,066,099
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As feuding warlords fight to expand their power, the noble monks of the Shaolin temple clean up the mess left behind, tending to the injured while trying their best to protect the poor and weak. The young general Hao Jie has caused much of this mess, with his violent and ruthless tactics that rarely discriminate between soldiers and civilians. When Hao is betrayed by fellow general Cao Man, he is forced into hiding, and takes refuge with the monks at their hidden mountain temple. As the days pass, he finds himself more and more at ease, as he learns the ways of peace. But Cao is not far behind, and war soon reaches the temple, where the monks are ready to fight back with a fierce style that none of the warlords have ever seen- their unstoppable Shaolin Kung Fu.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 11,293 $66,099
All Time International Box Office 1,857 $35,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 3,088 $35,066,099
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 4,214 $66,099
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 3,601 $66,099
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 542 $35,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 974 $35,066,099

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 9th, 2011 (Limited) by Variance Films
Video Release: October 25th, 2011 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: R for violence.
(Rating bulletin 2181, 7/20/2011)
Running Time: 131 minutes
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Keywords: Warlord, War, Martial Arts, Death of a Son or Daughter, Dysfunctional Family, Relationships Gone Wrong, Hitmen, Non-Chronological, Epilogue, Revenge
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Emperor Classic Films, China Film Group, Hyayi Brothers Corp., Beijing Silver Moon Productions, Shaolin Temple Culture Communications Co.
Production Countries: China

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 7,403 $913 Oct 7, 2011 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,361 $913 Oct 7, 2011 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,509 $913 Oct 7, 2011 31
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 7,674 $7,567 Sep 23, 2011 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,179 $7,567 Sep 23, 2011 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,044 $1,261 Sep 23, 2011 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 7,861 $14,644 Sep 16, 2011 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,155 $14,644 Sep 16, 2011 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,976 $1,331 Sep 16, 2011 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,371 $19,132 Sep 9, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,458 $19,132 Sep 9, 2011 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,454 $1,913 Sep 9, 2011 3
Theater Average Limited Release 20,610 $1,913 Sep 9, 2011 3
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release 999 $1,913 Sep 9, 2011 3
Never Wide Domestic 5,149 $66,099 Sep 9, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 8,642 $66,099 Sep 9, 2011 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 3,792 1 Sep 9, 2011 0


   General Hao Jie
Nicholas Tse    General Cao Man
Jackie Chan    Wu Dao
Wu Jing    Jing Neng
Fan Bingbing    Yan Xi
Yu Hai    the Abbot

Production and Technical Credits

Action Assistant Director    Corey Yuen
Production Designer    Yee Chung-Man
Cinematographer    Anthony Pun

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 25th, 2011

October 25th, 2011

It's a rather strong week on the home market with several top-notch releases and no matter what your tastes are, you should find something to enjoy here. Even if you just look at contenders for Pick of the Week, there are first run releases (Captain America: The First Avenger on Blu-ray Combo Pack); limited releases (Attack the Block on DVD); TV on DVD releases (Robot Chicken: Season Five on Blu-ray), Box Sets (Jurassic Park: Trilogy Box Set) and even classics (Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection on DVD). In the end, I went with the Winnie the Pooh Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, which should pick up an Oscar nomination and might be the favorite to win Best Feature-Length Animated Film. More...

Per Theater Chart: Laughing at the Competition

September 14th, 2011

There was only one film to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, but it did it with style. Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain earned just under $2 million in 98 theaters for an average of $19,474. I wasn't expecting it to earn $2 million in total. More...

Turning Limited Releases Inside Out

September 9th, 2011

There is a lot of excitement when it comes to specialty films and potential Awards Season players, because it's time for the Toronto International Film Festival. Unfortunately for those not in Toronto, your choices are a lot more limited. Fortunately for those not in Toronto, you are not in Toronto. (I'm Canadian, so I'm constitutionally obligated to make fun of Toronto.) There are a few new limited releases earning good reviews, but far more that critics are a lot less kind to, and none seem destined for significant box office success. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/09 69 $19,132   10 $1,913   $19,132 3
2011/09/16 66 $14,644 -23% 11 $1,331   $41,570 10
2011/09/23 84 $7,567 -48% 6 $1,261   $55,782 17
2011/10/07 115 $913   1 $913   $64,327 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/09 69 $26,926   10 $2,693   $26,926 7
2011/09/16 69 $21,235 -21% 11 $1,930   $48,161 14
2011/09/23 80 $10,451 -51% 6 $1,742   $58,612 21
2011/09/30 94 $4,802 -54% 3 $1,601   $63,414 28
2011/10/07 111 $1,580 -67% 1 $1,580   $66,099 35

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