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Aknyeo (2017)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $27,741Details
International Box Office $8,791,177Details
Worldwide Box Office $8,818,918
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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.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,901-13,000) 12,972 $27,741
All Time International Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,803 $8,791,177
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,501-6,600) 6,594 $8,818,918
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,501-5,600) 5,513 $27,741

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 25th, 2017 (Limited) by Well Go USA, released as The Villainess
International Releases: 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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Video Release: November 7th, 2017 by Well Go USA Video, released as The Villainess
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 124 minutes
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Keywords: China, Hitmen, Mentor, Revenge, Non-Chronological, Character POV shot, Single Parent, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Martial Arts
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Republic of Korea


Kim Ok-vin   
Shin Ha-kyun   
Bang Sung-jun   
Kim Seo-hyung   

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2017 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Classics, Foreign Imports

December 16th, 2017

The Big Sick

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... More...

Home Market Releases for November 21st, 2017

November 20th, 2017

The Villainess

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. More...

Home Market Releases for November 7, 2017

November 8th, 2017

Your Name.

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. More...

Theater Averages: Life’s A Beach

August 30th, 2017

Beach Rats

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. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Beach Rats, Cats, and Dogs

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. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/08/25 76 $4,238   1 $4,238   $4,238 1
2017/09/01 86 $3,643 -14% 3 $1,214   $11,152 2
2017/09/08 82 $4,552 +25% 3 $1,517   $17,868 3
2017/09/15 83 $3,573 -22% 4 $893   $23,440 4
2017/09/29 101 $927   4 $232   $26,719 6
2017/10/06 105 $267 -71% 4 $67   $27,442 7
2017/10/13 109 $77 -71% 1 $77   $27,519 8
2017/10/20 115 $185 +140% 1 $185   $27,741 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/08/25 76 $7,509   1 $7,509   $7,509 1
2017/09/01 85 $5,807 -23% 3 $1,936   $13,316 2
2017/09/08 85 $6,551 +13% 3 $2,184   $19,867 3
2017/09/15 88 $5,925 -10% 4 $1,481   $25,792 4
2017/09/29 104 $1,383   4 $346   $27,175 6
2017/10/13 116 $97   1 $97   $27,556 8
2017/10/20 112 $185 +91% 1 $185   $27,741 9

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 6/23/2017 $3,900 7 21 51 $41,912 9/5/2017
New Zealand 6/30/2017 $3,802 9 9 14 $7,457 7/10/2017
South Korea 6/8/2017 $0 0 679 2097 $8,732,567 7/27/2017
United Kingdom 9/15/2017 $9,241 8 8 8 $9,241 9/28/2017
International Total$8,791,177 9/28/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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