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Yi Sheng Yi Shi (2014)

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


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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
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Emperor Motion Picture
Production Countries: China

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,544 $11,177 Sep 26, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,266 $35,000 Sep 19, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,712 $95,000 Sep 12, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,744 $140,000 Sep 5, 2014 3


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

Production and Technical Credits

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

Per Theater Chart: Last Days of Limited Releases

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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

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