Yi dai zong shi

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,594,959Details
International Box Office $51,392,340
Worldwide Box Office $57,987,299
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $602,435 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $420,187 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,022,622
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer
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Synopsis

An epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$38,600,000
Theatrical Release: January 8th, 2013 (Limited), released as The Grandmaster (China)
August 23rd, 2013 (Limited) by Weinstein Co., released as The Grandmaster
Video Release: March 4th, 2014 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, some smoking, brief drug use and language.
(Rating bulletin 3383, 7/31/2013)
Keywords: Martial Arts, Biography, World War II, Epilogue, Unrequited Love, Revenge, Non-Chronological, Traitor
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 4th, 2014

This week there are a couple massive releases on the home market. 12 Years a Slave just earned the Best Picture Oscar, so it's the perfect time to release it on DVD or Blu-ray. The biggest release of the week is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but it doesn't come out on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack till Friday, so I will get the review online in a couple of days. On the flip side, those two releases seem to have scared away most of the competition, because there's almost nothing else worth talking about. (There's an exercise video in the top five new releases on Amazon.com. That almost never happens.) As for the Pick of the Week, it's 12 Years a Slave on Blu-ray. It's not the only release coming out on Tuesday that's worth buying. I recommend picking up Girl Rising on DVD as well, while Venture Bros.: Season Five on DVD or Blu-ray is also worth the money. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

Gravity poster

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises. More...

Per Theater Chart: Mother of God!

It was a busy week in terms of limited releases, not only with number of new releases, but the success of most of these releases. Mother of George was the top film with $22,456 in one theater. Final: The Rapture earned an average of $15,942 in two theaters, which is an impressive opening for a film with no reviews. It will be interesting to see where it goes from here. Wadjda opened in three theaters, earning an average of $13,751. This film has some Oscar buzz going for it, so it might last in theaters longer than most similar releases. Blue Caprice also has some Oscar buzz and its opening of $13,400 in one theater might help it thrive as well. The overall box office leader, Insidious Chapter 2, opened in fifth place on the per theater chart with an average of $13,208. GMO OMG earned $13,000 in its lone theater, but its reviews are only mixed, so it likely won't last long. Salinger fell 48% to $11,252, while still playing in four theaters. It is likely it won't be able to expand significantly given this decline. More...

Reclusive Per Theater Chart

The buzz surrounding Salinger helped it earn first place on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $21,739 in four theaters. However, given its reviews, I don't think it will last long. Instructions Not Included remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,366 in more than 700 theaters. It could still expand further, given its per theater average. More...

Per Theater Chart: Competition Not Included

It was a very lop-sided week on the per theater chart with a couple of films in the $10,000 club, but the rest of the new limited releases, and a couple of new wide releases, were floating around, or below, the Mendoza Line. Instructions Not Included was the best with an average of $22,547 in 348 theaters. Stunning. This result is simply stunning. Afternoon Delight was next with an average of $13,676 in two theaters. Neither film earned good reviews, so it will be interesting to see if either can capitalize on this start. More...

Per Theater Chart: Master of the Per Theater Chart

The Grandmaster was top film on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $18,945 in seven theaters. I thought Short Term 12 would win, but it finished in second place with an average of $14,052 in four. With reviews that are nearly unanimously positive, it will likely have very strong legs. More...

Limited Releases: I'll Drink to That

There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list, but a few of them have good reviews and / or big name casts. Drinking Buddies is one such film, but I think Short Term 12 will come out on top of the Per Theater Chart thanks in part to its reviews. More...

Cast

Tony Leung Chiu Wai    Yip Man
Zhang Ziyi    Gong Er
Song Hye-kyo    Cheung Wing-sing
Chang Chen    "The Razor" Yixiantian
Zhao Benshan    Ding Lianshan
Wang Qingxiang    Gong Yutian
Zhang Jin    Ma San
Yuen Woo Ping    Chan Wah-shun
Cung Le    Tiexieqi

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Wong Kar-wai
Screenwriter    Wong Kar-wai
Screenwriter    Zou Jingzhi
Screenwriter    Xu Haofeng
Story Creator    Wong Kar-wai
Producer    Wong Kar-wai
Producer    Jacky Pang
Executive Producer    Chan Ye Cheng
Executive Producer    Megan Ellison
Executive Producer    Ng See-yuen
Executive Producer    Song Dai
Production Designer    William Chang
Editor    William Chang
Composer    Shigeru Umebayashi
Director of Photography    Philippe Le Sourd

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/23 - $38,856   7 $5,551   $38,856 1
2013/08/24 - $53,373 +37% 7 $7,625   $92,229 2
2013/08/25 - $40,388 -24% 7 $5,770   $132,617 3
2013/08/26 - $17,043 -58% 7 $2,435   $149,660 4
2013/08/27 - $16,539 -3% 7 $2,363   $166,199 5
2013/08/28 - $15,511 -6% 7 $2,216   $181,710 6
2013/08/29 - $14,334 -8% 7 $2,048   $196,044 7
2013/08/30 - $741,327 +5,072% 749 $990   $937,371 8
2013/08/31 - $874,878 +18% 749 $1,168   $1,812,249 9
2013/09/01 - $861,587 -2% 749 $1,150   $2,673,836 10
2013/09/02 - $703,542 -18% 749 $939   $3,377,378 11
2013/09/03 - $227,723 -68% 749 $304   $3,605,101 12
2013/09/04 - $172,223 -24% 749 $230   $3,777,324 13
2013/09/05 - $151,106 -12% 749 $202   $3,928,430 14
2013/09/06 - $293,278 +94% 804 $365   $4,221,708 15
2013/09/07 - $450,304 +54% 804 $560   $4,672,012 16
2013/09/08 - $286,994 -36% 804 $357   $4,959,006 17
2013/09/09 - $92,146 -68% 804 $115   $5,051,152 18
2013/09/10 - $118,892 +29% 804 $148   $5,170,044 19
2013/09/11 - $101,794 -14% 804 $127   $5,271,838 20
2013/09/12 - $85,662 -16% 804 $107   $5,357,500 21
2013/09/13 - $148,059 +73% 705 $210   $5,505,559 22
2013/09/14 - $192,236 +30% 705 $273   $5,697,795 23
2013/09/15 - $142,318 -26% 705 $202   $5,840,113 24
2013/09/16 - $56,272 -60% 705 $80   $5,896,385 25
2013/09/17 - $57,878 +3% 705 $82   $5,954,263 26
2013/09/18 - $49,422 -15% 705 $70   $6,003,685 27
2013/09/19 - $52,732 +7% 705 $75   $6,056,417 28
2013/09/20 - $65,459 +24% 473 $138   $6,121,876 29
2013/09/21 - $106,245 +62% 473 $225   $6,228,121 30
2013/09/22 - $68,432 -36% 473 $145   $6,296,553 31
2013/09/23 - $24,533 -64% 473 $52   $6,321,086 32
2013/09/24 - $27,702 +13% 473 $59   $6,348,788 33
2013/09/25 - $27,440 -1% 473 $58   $6,376,228 34
2013/09/26 - $24,298 -11% 473 $51   $6,400,526 35
2013/09/27 - $29,131 +20% 143 $204   $6,429,657 36
2013/09/28 - $46,841 +61% 143 $328   $6,476,498 37
2013/09/29 - $29,118 -38% 143 $204   $6,505,616 38
2013/09/30 - $7,804 -73% 143 $55   $6,513,420 39
2013/10/01 - $8,504 +9% 143 $59   $6,521,924 40
2013/10/02 - $6,816 -20% 143 $48   $6,528,740 41
2013/10/03 - $7,766 +14% 143 $54   $6,536,506 42
2013/10/04 - $8,942 +15% 35 $255   $6,545,448 43
2013/10/05 - $12,982 +45% 35 $371   $6,558,430 44
2013/10/06 - $8,410 -35% 35 $240   $6,566,840 45
2013/10/07 - $2,881 -66% 35 $82   $6,569,721 46
2013/10/08 - $3,081 +7% 35 $88   $6,572,802 47
2013/10/09 - $2,051 -33% 35 $59   $6,574,853 48
2013/10/10 - $2,790 +36% 35 $80   $6,577,643 49
2013/10/11 - $2,273 -19% 16 $142   $6,579,916 50
2013/10/12 - $2,950 +30% 16 $184   $6,582,866 51
2013/10/13 - $2,585 -12% 16 $162   $6,585,451 52
2013/10/14 - $1,910 -26% 16 $119   $6,587,361 53
2013/10/15 - $947 -50% 16 $59   $6,588,308 54
2013/10/16 - $1,119 +18% 16 $70   $6,589,427 55
2013/10/17 - $1,126 +1% 16 $70   $6,590,553 56
2013/10/18 - $786 -30% 9 $87   $6,591,339 57
2013/10/19 - $1,605 +104% 9 $178   $6,592,944 58
2013/10/20 - $1,192 -26% 9 $132   $6,594,136 59
2013/10/21 - $171 -86% 9 $19   $6,594,307 60
2013/10/22 - $223 +30% 9 $25   $6,594,530 61
2013/10/23 - $138 -38% 9 $15   $6,594,668 62
2013/10/24 - $291 +111% 9 $32   $6,594,959 63

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/23 37 $132,617   7 $18,945   $132,617 3
2013/08/30 15 $2,477,792 +1,768% 749 $3,308   $2,673,836 10
2013/09/06 17 $1,030,576 -58% 804 $1,282   $4,959,006 17
2013/09/13 23 $482,613 -53% 705 $685   $5,840,113 24
2013/09/20 30 $240,136 -50% 473 $508   $6,296,553 31
2013/09/27 39 $105,090 -56% 143 $735   $6,505,616 38
2013/10/04 55 $30,334 -71% 35 $867   $6,566,840 45
2013/10/11 63 $7,808 -74% 16 $488   $6,585,451 52
2013/10/18 89 $3,583 -54% 9 $398   $6,594,136 59

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/9/20142820,007 20,007$261,091$261,0911

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/9/20141614,957 14,957$232,883$232,8831

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