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Yi Sheng Yi Shi (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $417,558Details
International Box Office $36,590,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $37,007,558
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Synopsis

But Always follows two friends and later lovers, Anran and Zhao Yongyuan, as they meet in childhood in Beijing in 1982, repeatedly separate without goodbyes, reunite or fail to rendezvous in assorted torrential downpours and pine for each other at their favorite bus stop. Because the movie’s opening sequence is set in New York in 2001 — and prominently features shots of the twin towers — “But Always,” told in flashback, leaves little doubt about how it will end. Watching it means waiting for the other shoe to drop: anticipating the moment when this already tacky weepie will resolve itself in horrific, exploitative fashion.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 8,836 $417,558
All Time International Box Office 1,815 $36,590,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 2,978 $37,007,558
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 2,299 $417,558

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 5th, 2014 (Limited) by China Lion Film Distribution, released as But Always
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 106 minutes
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Keywords: 1970s, China, Beijing, New York, Romance, Love Triangle, 9/11, Non-Chronological
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Emperor Motion Picture
Production Countries: China

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 6,665 $11,177 Sep 26, 2014 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,481 $11,177 Sep 26, 2014 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,004 $1,597 Sep 26, 2014 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 6,387 $35,000 Sep 19, 2014 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,018 $35,000 Sep 19, 2014 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,046 $2,188 Sep 19, 2014 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,831 $95,000 Sep 12, 2014 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,360 $95,000 Sep 12, 2014 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,471 $4,750 Sep 12, 2014 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 5,853 $140,000 Sep 5, 2014 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,161 $140,000 Sep 5, 2014 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,073 $7,368 Sep 5, 2014 3
Theater Average Limited Release 3,683 $7,368 Sep 5, 2014 3
Top 2014 Theater Average Limited Release 178 $7,368 Sep 5, 2014 3
Never Wide Domestic 2,852 $417,558 Sep 5, 2014 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 6,376 $417,558 Sep 5, 2014 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 3,903 1 Sep 5, 2014 0

Cast

   An Ran
   Zhao Yongyuan
Qin Hao    Himself
Anya Wu    Herself
Tong Dawei   
Jack Kao   
Suet Lam   
Xiao Che   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Yibai Zhang
Producer    Karen Fu
Producer    Jonathan Hua Lang Lim
Executive Producer    Albert Yeung
Editor    Maurice Li
Editor    Zhang Jia
Director of Photography    Li Bingqiang

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/05 42 $140,000   19 $7,368   $140,000 3
2014/09/12 40 $95,000 -32% 20 $4,750   $311,564 10
2014/09/19 - $35,000 -63% 16 $2,188   $388,878 17
2014/09/26 66 $11,177 -68% 7 $1,597   $417,558 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

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