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Tang ren jie tan an (2015)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $459,832Details
International Box Office $125,493,719Details
Worldwide Box Office $125,953,551
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After being rejected from the police college, a mannerly man travels to Bangkok where he and an energetic distant relative must solve a murder case..


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Audience Upright
82% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 15th, 2016 (Limited) by China Lion Film Distribution, released as Detective Chinatown
International Releases: January 15th, 2015 (Limited), released as Detective Chinatown (Australia)
December 30th, 2015 (Wide) (China)
January 14th, 2016 (Wide) (Singapore)
January 15th, 2016 (Limited), released as Detective Chinatown (New Zealand)
January 15th, 2016 (Limited), released as Detective Chinatown (United Kingdom)
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MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 136 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Wanda Media, Heyi Pictures
Production Countries: China

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,024 $70,211 Jan 22, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,216 $280,281 Jan 15, 2016 3


   Tang Ren
Liu Haoran    Qin Feng
Tong Liya    Ah Jiao
Chen He    Huang Landeng
Xiao Yang    Kon Tai
Xiaoshenyang    Sompat’s cohort
Pan Yueming   
Marc Ma   
Zhang Zifeng    Snow
Zhao Yingjun    Sompat’s cohort

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Cheng Jiake
Screenwriter    Liu Kai-chi
Screenwriter    Bai He
Producer    Jerry Ye
Producer    Wang Haipeng
Executive Producer    Zhao Fang
Production Designer    Li Miao
Editor    Tang Hongjia
Editor    Wang Nan
Composer    Nathan Wang

Theater Averages: The Lady in the Van tops Yearly Chart with $18,066

January 20th, 2016

The Lady in the Van

I know it is early in the year, but The Lady in the Van has set the record for best opening theater average for 2016 at $18,066. That record likely won't last very long, but it is good for this time of year. The only other film in the $10,000 club was the overall number one film, Ride Along 2, which earned an average of $11,100. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Oscar Bounce Dissuades New Releases

January 15th, 2016

The Lady in the Van

It is one of the worst weekends to release a film in limited release, because the Oscars nominations were just announced and people who are most interested in limited releases are more likely to check out any Oscar nominated film they might have previously missed. There are only a few films with more than a handful of reviews, and only one of those is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews: The Lady in the Van. More...

International Box Office: The Force Awakens earns $53.17 million in two-day Chinese Debut

January 13th, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Last weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the only Hollywood film in the top five on the International Chart. This week, there were four Hollywood titles in the top five, again led by The Force Awakens. The film earned $104.3 million over the weekend for a total of $921.4 million internationally and $1.734 billion worldwide. It is now the biggest release of 2015 worldwide, but it is fourth on the yearly international chart. This past weekend, the film opened in first place in China with $53.17 million, but that was only over two days. This includes a record Saturday opening of $32.16 million. Meanwhile, the film has climbed into first place on the all-time chart in the U.K. with $162.03 million, putting it ahead of Skyfall. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/15 26 $280,281   33 $8,493   $280,281 3
2016/01/22 40 $70,211 -75% 35 $2,006   $435,718 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/15 27 $365,507   33 $11,076   $365,507 7
2016/01/22 41 $94,325 -74% 36 $2,620   $459,832 14

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 1/15/2015 $0 0 14 23 $147,977 6/9/2016
China 12/30/2015 $43,670,000 0 0 0 $125,190,000 6/9/2016
New Zealand 1/15/2016 $9,805 2 2 4 $15,280 6/9/2016
Singapore 1/14/2016 $0 0 8 15 $125,773 6/9/2016
United Kingdom 1/15/2016 $8,104 7 7 7 $8,104 6/9/2016
Rest of World $6,585
International Total$125,493,719 6/9/2016

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