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Shi (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $356,149Details
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Synopsis

Mija is a beautiful woman in her sixties who moves gracefully through life contemplating a trivial daily routine that is ill-suited to her refined persona. With elegance and a dash of eccentricity, Mija takes care of her ungrateful grandson Wook and makes a living by cleaning house for an elderly man who, though paralyzed by a stroke, still responds to her charm with bouts of drug-induced arousal. On a whim, Mija enrolls in a poetry class at the local cultural centre and begins a personal quest to find the perfect words to describe her feelings. However, she’s plagued by the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, and struggles with new vocabulary and the challenges of the creative process. When her world is turned upside down by the discovery of a monstrous crime, it is Mija’s unique and touching poetry that allows her to defy the weight of shame and distance herself from a painful proximity to violence.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
36% - Rotten
Audience
74% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 11th, 2011 (Limited) by Kino International, released as Poetry
Video Release: August 23rd, 2011 by Kino Video, released as Poetry
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 134 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Faulty Memory, Sex Crimes, Medical and Hospitals, Writing and Writers, Adult Education
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Pinehouse Film, Unikorea
Production Countries: Republic of Korea

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 578 $177 Aug 12, 2011 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 498 $2,064 Aug 5, 2011 178
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 761 $853 Jul 22, 2011 164
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,157 $168 Jul 8, 2011 150
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,228 $1,856 Jun 24, 2011 136
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,844 $885 Jun 10, 2011 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,166 $843 Jun 3, 2011 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,142 $2,877 May 27, 2011 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,977 $8,460 May 20, 2011 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,380 $6,748 May 13, 2011 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,508 $10,141 May 6, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,115 $6,571 Apr 29, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,579 $5,788 Apr 22, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,644 $10,471 Apr 15, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,929 $12,749 Apr 8, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,495 $10,555 Apr 1, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,560 $20,987 Mar 25, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,145 $18,519 Mar 18, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,380 $27,871 Mar 11, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,568 $41,736 Mar 4, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,795 $19,873 Feb 25, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,301 $21,898 Feb 18, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,276 $18,900 Feb 11, 2011 3

Cast

   Yang Mija
Lee David    Jong Wook
Kim Hira    Mr. Kang
An Naesang    Kim Yongtak
   Mija

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Lee Joondong
Executive Producer    Youm Taesoon
Executive Producer    Choi Seongmin
Cinematographer    Kim Hyunseok
Production Designer    Sihn Jeomhui
Editor    Kim Hyun

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 23rd, 2011

August 23rd, 2011

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Per Theater Chart: Rapids Crosses Finish Line First

February 15th, 2011

Strong reviews and an impressive cast helped Cedar Rapids top the per theater chart with an average of $20,198 in 15 theaters. Vidal Sassoon: The Movie was the only other film to reach an average of $10,000 with $13,053 in its lone theater. More...

Limited Releases are Pure Poetry

February 11th, 2011

For the past several weeks, the Oscars have scared off a lot of competition for art house crowds. However, this week not only do we have Oscar Shorts opening, there are several films earning award-worthy reviews. My only concern is that there are so many strong choices, some of them will fall between the cracks and won't find the audience they deserve. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/02/11 51 $18,900   3 $6,300   $18,900 3
2011/02/18 53 $21,898 +16% 3 $7,299   $50,281 10
2011/02/25 56 $19,873 -9% 6 $3,312   $76,411 17
2011/03/04 51 $41,736 +110% 12 $3,478   $126,311 24
2011/03/11 55 $27,871 -33% 11 $2,534   $154,182 31
2011/03/18 61 $18,519 -34% 9 $2,058   $184,309 38
2011/03/25 64 $20,987 +13% 13 $1,614   $212,153 45
2011/04/01 77 $10,555 -50% 12 $880   $233,441 52
2011/04/08 70 $12,749 +21% 15 $850   $254,094 59
2011/04/15 68 $10,471 -18% 13 $805   $275,670 66
2011/04/22 84 $5,788 -45% 10 $579   $288,106 73
2011/04/29 79 $6,571 +14% 10 $657   $297,769 80
2011/05/06 75 $10,141 +54% 8 $1,268   $307,910 87
2011/05/13 80 $6,748 -33% 5 $1,350   $320,718 94
2011/05/20 76 $8,460 +25% 8 $1,058   $334,313 101
2011/05/27 81 $2,877 -66% 3 $959   $342,226 108
2011/06/03 99 $843 -71% 1 $843   $345,240 115
2011/06/10 99 $885 +5% 1 $885   $347,195 122
2011/06/24 93 $1,856   2 $928   $349,483 136
2011/07/08 112 $168   1 $168   $349,899 150
2011/07/22 95 $853   1 $853   $351,011 164
2011/08/05 95 $2,064   1 $2,064   $353,714 178
2011/08/12 127 $177 -91% 1 $177   $355,044 185

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/02/21 52 $4,066   3 $1,355   $50,281 11
2011/05/30 71 $978   3 $326   $343,204 109

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/02/11 51 $28,383   3 $9,461   $28,383 7
2011/02/18 53 $28,155 -1% 3 $9,385   $56,358 14
2011/02/25 56 $28,037 n/c 6 $4,673   $84,476 21
2011/03/04 55 $41,472 +48% 11 $3,770   $126,047 28
2011/03/11 57 $39,479 -5% 11 $3,589   $165,790 35
2011/03/18 64 $25,376 -36% 12 $2,115   $191,166 42
2011/03/25 65 $31,720 +25% 14 $2,266   $222,886 49
2011/04/01 75 $18,459 -42% 14 $1,319   $241,345 56
2011/04/08 64 $23,510 +27% 17 $1,383   $264,855 63
2011/04/15 69 $17,119 -27% 16 $1,070   $282,318 70
2011/04/22 87 $8,880 -48% 13 $683   $291,198 77
2011/04/29 90 $5,786 -35% 9 $643   $296,984 84
2011/05/06 76 $16,201 +180% 10 $1,620   $313,970 91
2011/05/13 79 $11,883 -27% 7 $1,698   $325,853 98
2011/05/20 78 $13,496 +14% 9 $1,500   $339,349 105
2011/05/27 82 $5,028 -63% 4 $1,257   $344,377 112
2011/06/03 97 $1,933 -62% 2 $967   $346,310 119
2011/06/10 103 $1,317 -32% 1 $1,317   $347,627 126
2011/06/24 102 $2,104   2 $1,052   $349,731 140
2011/07/08 117 $427   1 $427   $350,158 154
2011/07/22 104 $1,492   2 $746   $351,650 168
2011/08/05 99 $3,217   1 $3,217   $354,867 182
2011/08/12 132 $177 -94% 1 $177   $355,044 189
2011/08/19 128 $512 +189% 1 $512   $355,566 196
2011/09/02 129 $593   1 $593   $356,149 210

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