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Tai Chi Hero (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,830Details
International Box Office $19,985,212Details
Worldwide Box Office $20,016,042
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Lu Chan is still trying to find his place in Chen Village, the legendary town where everyone is a martial arts master…and Chen-style Tai Chi is forbidden to outsiders. But since he helped save the town from a frightening steam-powered machine, Yuniang, beautiful daughter of Grandmaster Chen, agrees to marry Lu Chan and bring him into the family. It’s only a formality, though – she is the teacher, and he is the student – and that suits Lu Chan just fine, as the mutant horn on his head gives him incredible kung-fu power, but leaves him dumber each time, and closer to death. Chen Village still stands in the shadow of danger. A prodigal brother returns, Lu Chan’s presence invokes a curse on the town, and Yuniang’s scorned fiancée has an appetite for revenge, as well as some new partners in crime. The second in a trilogy from the creators of Ip Man and Detective Dee, and featuring action directed by the legendary Sammo Hung, TAI CHI HERO is a full-on, steampunk-infused, video game-influenced kung fu throwdown that will knock you out of your seat.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 12,313 $30,830
All Time International Box Office 2,544 $19,985,212
All Time Worldwide Box Office 4,350 $20,016,042
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 5,052 $30,830

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 26th, 2013 (Limited) by Well Go USA
Video Release: July 2nd, 2013 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 102 minutes
Franchise: Tai Chi Zero
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Keywords: Martial Arts, 3-D, Wuxia, Steampunk
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Hyayi Brothers Corp., Huayi Brothers International, Shanghai Stone-Capital Culture Investment, Hunan Highland Culture Media Venture Partnership, Diversion Pictures
Production Countries: China

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 7,680 $276 May 24, 2013 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,611 $276 May 24, 2013 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,484 $276 May 24, 2013 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 8,007 $1,214 May 17, 2013 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,692 $1,214 May 17, 2013 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,437 $607 May 17, 2013 24
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 9,004 $12,624 Apr 26, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,061 $12,624 Apr 26, 2013 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,574 $1,803 Apr 26, 2013 3
Theater Average Limited Release 21,849 $1,803 Apr 26, 2013 3
Top 2013 Theater Average Limited Release 748 $1,803 Apr 26, 2013 3
Franchise Killers 80 $54,264 Apr 26, 2013 0
Never Wide Domestic 6,129 $30,830 Apr 26, 2013 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 9,596 $30,830 Apr 26, 2013 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 6,581 0 Apr 26, 2013 0


   Chen Chang
   Lu Chan
   Fang Zijing
   Zai Yang Chen
   Claire Heathrow

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Zhang Jialu
Screenwriter    Cheng Hsiao Tse
Story Creator    Chen Kuo-fu
Producer    Wang Zhongjun
Producer    Wang Liqun
Producer    Zhu Jing
Executive Producer    Wang Zhongjun
Executive Producer    Chen Kuo-fu
Production Designer    Yip Kam tim
Editor    Cheng Hsiao Tse
Composer    Katsunori Ishida
Director of Photography    Ngor Chi kwan

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/26 67 $12,624   7 $1,803   $12,624 3
2013/05/17 93 $1,214   2 $607   $30,204 24
2013/05/24 94 $276 -77% 1 $276   $30,830 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/05/17 95 $1,564   2 $782   $30,554 28
2013/05/24 100 $276 -82% 1 $276   $30,830 35

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