The Warrior's Way

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,666,340Details
International Box Office $2,847,985
Worldwide Box Office $8,514,325
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,411,830 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,202,795 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $4,614,625
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

In the 19th century, a warrior named Yang is ordered to kill the last member of an enemy clan--a baby. He refuses the mission and flees with the child to a dilapidated town in the American West. Despite his attempts, his enemies close in on him and he must fight to protect the child and his newfound comrades: Ron, the town drunk, and Lynne, both of whom have a tragic past.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
29% - Rotten
Audience
47% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$42,000,000
Theatrical Release: December 3rd, 2010 (Wide) by Relativity
Video Release: June 28th, 2011 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence.
(Rating bulletin 2148, 11/24/2010)
Keywords: Wire Fu, Gangs, Non-Chronological, Visual Effects, Intertitle, Epilogue, Prologue, Voiceover/Narration, Visual Effects, Culture Clash, One Last Job, Hitmen, Revenge, Martial Arts
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Western
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Boram Entertainment, Wellmade Star M, Sidus FNH , Fuse+Media and Culture, Unplugged Studios , Mike's Movies/OzWorks

DVD Sales: New Releases Lack Punch

While plenty of new releases reached the top of this week's sales chart, none were exactly burning up the chart. Leading the way was Sucker Punch, but with only 275,000 units / $4.13 million during its opening week on the chart. Season of the Witch could claim a share of first place with $4.28 million in opening week sales from 265,000 units sold. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Ring Sucker Punches New Releases

While it's not common for a box set to lead the way on the Blu-ray sales chart, it is also no real surprise that Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition Trilogy managed to do just that, as it was clearly the biggest new release of the week. It took top spot with sales of 336,000 units, and thanks to its premium pricing, it generated $25.21 million in opening week consumer spending. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 28th, 2011

It's a bit of a madhouse in terms of DVD and Blu-ray releases this week: Amazon.com has more than 400 listed. That said, a lot of them are catalogue titles that would barely warrant a mention during a slow week. The most intriguing first run release is Sucker Punch on Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy Combo Pack, but while I think it's worth picking up, it's appeal is limited enough that it is not worthy of the Pick of the Week honors. Fortunately, one of the catalogue titles is clearly Pick of the Week material. In fact, Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition - Blu-ray is one of the most anticipated releases in the history of Blu-ray. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Warrior's Way

The Warrior's Way was co-written and directed by Sngmoo Lee, who was making his debut in both jobs. The film stars Dong-Gun Jang, who was making his English-language debut. It was a pretty risky bet giving an unproven writer / director more than $40 million to make a movie that is a fusion of Martial Arts movies and Westerns starring an actor that most people have never previously seen act. It's a gamble that didn't pay off and it became one of the biggest bombs of 2010. Now that it is out on DVD and Blu-ray, will find a larger audience? Will it at least find a cult following? More...

Contest: Dark Side Warriors

While there are three wide releases opening next week, only one has a shot at top spot. In fact, even though Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens on Wednesday, it should still earn more from Friday through Sunday than the other two movies combined and it is the obvious choice for target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of The Warrior's Way on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of The Warrior's Way on DVD. Finally, one additional entrant will be chosen and they will win the final copy of The Warrior's Way on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Voyage of the Damned

Well that sucked. Both new releases underperformed at the box office this past weekend, by a large margin. In fact, combined Dawn Treader and The Tourist earned less than many were thinking Dawn Treader alone would earn. Needless to say, this hurt the overall box office. It was still able to grow by 6.5% from last weekend to $92 million, but that's more than 5% lower than the same weekend last year, and the same weekend last year was a disappointment to begin with. 2010 still has a lead over 2009, but that lead is down to 1.5% at $9.90 billion to $9.75 billion, and by this time next weekend, that lead could be cut in half. And by the end of Christmas weekend, it could be gone entirely. More...

Contest: Working It Off: Winning Announcement

The winners of our Working It Off contest were determined and they are... More...

Tangled Snares the Competition

The past weekend brought very little holiday cheer and the box office plummeted more than 50% from last weekend to just $86 million. To be fair, this was a post-holiday weekend, so that decline was expected, if a little more extreme than we would like. However, it was 13% lower than the same weekend last year and there's no way to sugarcoat that. Year-to-date 2010 still has a lead over 2009, but that lead is now under 2% at $9.78 billion to $9.63 billion. This means in less than a month 2010's lead has been cut in half. This is not a good sign going forward. More...

New Releases Won't Get in the Way

The weekend after the Thanksgiving long weekend is historically one of the weakest weekends of the year, and by far the weakest during the winter holiday season that runs from November to New Year's. This year it is no exception with only one wide release, The Warrior's Way, and it's not even opening truly wide. This means for the second weekend in a row, there will be a holdover leading the way. However, it might not be the same holdover as last weekend. As for last year, there were three wide releases, none of which did well, but all of which provide some indication on how The Warrior's Way might perform. More...

2010 Preview: December

It's the end of the year and there are certainly some question marks that will be answered over the next 31 days. Are there any monster hits left for 2010? Will 2010 manage to stay ahead of 2009? Will it actually start winning again at the box office? Unfortunately, the answer to all three of those questions might be no. First of all, of the November wide releases, only two will really match expectations, with a couple of others coming close. So December starts on the weak side. Additionally, last December saw the release of Avatar, the biggest box office hit of all time. There's no film coming out this month that will match that movie. In fact, there's a chance no movie coming out this month will match last December's second place film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. This means that even though 2010 had a $300 million lead over 2009 just a few weeks ago, by the end of the year, 2010 might fail to break last year's record. More...

Contest: Working It Off

The weekend after Thanksgiving is usually the slowest weekend at the box office for the entire winter holiday run, and this year is no different. In fact, there's just one film opening wide, The Warrior's Way, and it is not even opening truly wide. Could be a tough week for predictions. Winners will receive a selection of exercise DVDs, which is great timing, as Thanksgiving is associated with overeating like no other holiday out there. I certainly overate last month when we celebrated the holiday up here in Canada. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Warrior's Way . Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Jane Fonda: Fit and Strong on DVD, Jillian Michaels: Six Week Six-Pack on DVD, and Dancing with the Stars: Fat-Burning Cardio Dance on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Jane Fonda: Walk On on DVD and Dancing with the Stars: Ballroom Buns and Abs on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Cast

Geoffrey Rush    Ron
Kate Bosworth    Lynne
Danny Huston    Colonel
Dong-Gun Jang    Yang

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Sngmoo Lee
Director    Sngmoo Lee
Producer    Barrie M. Osborne
Producer    Jooick Lee
Producer    Michael Peyser
Executive Producer    Tim White

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/12/03 9 $1,119,875   1,622 $690   $1,119,875 1
2010/12/04 9 $1,160,773 +4% 1,622 $716   $2,280,648 2
2010/12/05 9 $768,017 -34% 1,622 $474   $3,048,665 3
2010/12/06 8 $257,147 -67% 1,622 $159   $3,305,812 4
2010/12/07 10 $259,949 +1% 1,622 $160   $3,565,761 5
2010/12/08 11 $209,860 -19% 1,622 $129   $3,775,621 6
2010/12/09 11 $201,185 -4% 1,622 $124   $3,976,806 7
2010/12/10 14 $289,278 +44% 1,622 $178   $4,266,084 8
2010/12/11 14 $398,969 +38% 1,622 $246   $4,665,053 9
2010/12/12 12 $287,294 -28% 1,622 $177   $4,952,347 10
2010/12/13 12 $117,079 -59% 1,622 $72   $5,069,426 11
2010/12/14 14 $125,404 +7% 1,622 $77   $5,194,830 12
2010/12/15 13 $116,197 -7% 1,622 $72   $5,311,027 13
2010/12/16 14 $108,790 -6% 1,622 $67   $5,419,817 14
2010/12/17 - $24,398 -78% 217 $112   $5,444,215 15
2010/12/18 - $31,312 +28% 217 $144   $5,475,527 16
2010/12/19 - $28,861 -8% 217 $133   $5,504,388 17
2010/12/20 - $15,263 -47% 217 $70   $5,519,651 18
2010/12/21 - $17,114 +12% 217 $79   $5,536,765 19
2010/12/22 - $2,993 -83% 34 $88   $5,539,758 20
2010/12/23 - $3,151 +5% 34 $93   $5,542,909 21
2010/12/24 - $2,926 -7% 34 $86   $5,545,835 22
2010/12/25 - $2,165 -26% 34 $64   $5,548,000 23
2010/12/26 - $1,732 -20% 34 $51   $5,549,732 24
2010/12/27 - $1,646 -5% 34 $48   $5,551,378 25
2010/12/28 - $1,399 -15% 34 $41   $5,552,777 26
2010/12/29 - $1,483 +6% 34 $44   $5,554,260 27
2010/12/30 - $1,611 +9% 34 $47   $5,555,871 28
2010/12/31 - $3,524 +119% 38 $93   $5,559,395 29
2011/01/01 - $6,350 +80% 38 $167   $5,565,745 30
2011/01/02 - $3,556 -44% 38 $94   $5,569,301 31
2011/01/03 - $2,090 -41% 38 $55   $5,571,391 32
2011/01/04 - $1,395 -33% 38 $37   $5,572,786 33
2011/01/05 - $1,279 -8% 38 $34   $5,574,065 34
2011/01/06 - $1,259 -2% 38 $33   $5,575,324 35
2011/01/07 - $11,318 +799% 32 $354   $5,586,642 36
2011/01/08 - $13,247 +17% 32 $414   $5,599,889 37
2011/01/09 - $5,031 -62% 32 $157   $5,604,920 38
2011/01/10 - $2,126 -58% 32 $66   $5,607,046 39
2011/01/11 - $2,073 -2% 32 $65   $5,609,119 40
2011/01/12 - $1,765 -15% 32 $55   $5,610,884 41
2011/01/13 - $1,918 +9% 32 $60   $5,612,802 42
2011/01/14 - $5,574 +191% 77 $72   $5,618,376 43
2011/01/15 - $9,437 +69% 77 $123   $5,627,813 44
2011/01/16 - $8,842 -6% 77 $115   $5,636,655 45
2011/01/17 48 $4,798 -46% 77 $62   $5,641,453 46
2011/01/18 - $2,554 -47% 77 $33   $5,644,007 47
2011/01/19 - $2,475 -3% 77 $32   $5,646,482 48
2011/01/20 - $2,336 -6% 77 $30   $5,648,818 49
2011/01/21 - $2,252 -4% 29 $78   $5,651,070 50
2011/01/22 - $3,767 +67% 29 $130   $5,654,837 51
2011/01/23 - $1,950 -48% 29 $67   $5,656,787 52
2011/01/24 - $827 -58% 29 $29   $5,657,614 53
2011/01/25 - $692 -16% 29 $24   $5,658,306 54
2011/01/26 - $845 +22% 29 $29   $5,659,151 55
2011/01/27 - $754 -11% 29 $26   $5,659,905 56
2011/01/28 - $954 +27% 28 $34   $5,660,859 57
2011/01/29 - $1,841 +93% 28 $66   $5,662,700 58
2011/01/30 - $1,551 -16% 28 $55   $5,664,251 59
2011/01/31 - $470 -70% 28 $17   $5,664,721 60
2011/02/01 - $441 -6% 28 $16   $5,665,162 61
2011/02/02 - $701 +59% 28 $25   $5,665,863 62
2011/02/03 - $477 -32% 28 $17   $5,666,340 63

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/12/03 9 $3,048,665   1,622 $1,880   $3,048,665 3
2010/12/10 14 $975,541 -68% 1,622 $601   $4,952,347 10
2010/12/17 29 $84,571 -91% 217 $390   $5,504,388 17
2010/12/24 54 $6,823 -92% 34 $201   $5,549,732 24
2010/12/31 56 $13,430 +97% 38 $353   $5,569,301 31
2011/01/07 45 $29,596 +120% 32 $925   $5,604,920 38
2011/01/14 50 $23,853 -19% 77 $310   $5,636,655 45
2011/01/21 55 $7,969 -67% 29 $275   $5,656,787 52
2011/01/28 75 $4,346 -45% 28 $155   $5,664,251 59

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/3/20111157,057 57,057$932,882$932,8821
7/10/20111924,871-56% 81,928$454,642$1,387,5242

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/3/2011819,371 19,371$457,729$457,7291
7/10/20112010,712-45% 30,083$278,406$736,1352

The Warrior's Way Trailer

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