Honed from childhood into a merciless killing machine by a criminal organization, assassin Sook-hee is recruited as a sleeper agent with the promise of freedom after ten years of service—and she jumps at the chance for a normal life. But soon enough, secrets from her past destroy everything she’s worked for, and now nobody can stand in her way as she embarks on a roaring rampage of revenge.
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|All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,901-13,000)
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|All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,501-6,600)
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||August 25th, 2017 (Limited) by Well Go USA, released as The Villainess|
||May 30th, 2017 (Special Engagement) (South Korea)
June 8th, 2017 (Wide) (South Korea)
June 23rd, 2017 (Wide), released as The Villainess (Australia)
June 30th, 2017 (Wide), released as The Villainess (New Zealand)
September 15th, 2017 (Wide), released as The Villainess (United Kingdom)
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||November 7th, 2017 by Well Go USA Video, released as The Villainess|
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||China, Hitmen, Mentor, Revenge, Non-Chronological, Character POV shot, Single Parent, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Martial Arts|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Contemporary Fiction|
||Republic of Korea|
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December 16th, 2017
Both the first installment First-run Releases and the second installment, TV on DVD releases, were shorter than I would have liked, as this hasn’t been a great year for either wide releases or TV on DVD releases. That said, the third installment of our Holiday Gift Guide deals with limited releases, classics, and foreign imports and this list can get out of hand rather quickly. There will more releases on this list than the previous two, starting with...
November 20th, 2017
It is a slow week on the home market for two reasons. Technically it is one reason, but it is having two effects. It’s Thanksgiving weekend, which means the schedule is really busy and I need to keep this list short in order to save time. Also, while Thanksgiving means Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two of the busiest shopping days of the year, you don’t want to release something new into that storm of chaos. The biggest release of the week, not counting VOD releases is The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which I reviewed. As for the best release on this week’s list, I’m torn between Good Time, NEW GAME: The Complete First Season, and The Villainess. It was down to a roll of the dice, but The Villainess on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week.
November 8th, 2017
It is not a particularly strong week on the home market. Cars 3 is the biggest new release, but it is far from the best. There were not a lot of contenders for Pick of the Week. The Philadelphia Story and Your Name were the two best with the latter coming out on top and its Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week.
August 30th, 2017
There was only one film to earn more than $10,000 on the theater average chart. Beach Rats earned an average of $15,484 in three theaters, putting it heads and shoulders above the rest of the new releases.
August 25th, 2017
There are not a lot of prime choices on this week’s list of limited releases. Beach Rats is likely going to be the biggest hit, but Unleashed only costs $10 to buy on Video on Demand, which is a good deal.
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