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Asura : The City of Madness (2016)

Asura : The City of Madness
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $174,501Details
International Box Office $17,987,774Details
Worldwide Box Office $18,162,275
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Detective Han, who for years has been secretly doing dirty work for the corrupt mayor Park Sungbae, is now pressured by a ruthless prosecutor Kim Cha-in to cooperate in an investigation against the mayor. Feeling trapped, Han persuades his young partner Sunmo to take over his work for the mayor, but things start to get tangled in unpredictable ways. As things are getting worse, only the most evil survives in this dog-eat-dog world.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,301-10,400) 10,375 $174,501
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,869 $17,987,774
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,817 $18,162,275
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,396 $174,501

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 7th, 2016 (Limited) by CJ Entertainment, released as Asura: The City of Madness
International Releases: September 26th, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
September 28th, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
October 14th, 2016 (Wide), released as Asura: The City Of Madness (Australia)
October 14th, 2016 (Limited), released as Asura: The City of Madness (New Zealand)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 136 minutes
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Keywords: Corrupt Cops, Government Corruption, South Korea, No Honor Among Thieves, Internal Affairs, Crime Thriller
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Sanai Pictures, CJ Entertainment
Production Countries: Republic of Korea

Leading Cast

   Detective Han

Supporting Cast

Hwang Jung-min    Mayor Park Sungbae
Ju Ji-hoon    Moon Sunmo
Kwak Do-won    Prosecutor Kim Cha-in
Jung Man-sik    Do Chang-hak
Yoon Ji-hye    Cha Seung-mi
Kim Hae-gon    Tae Byeong-jo
Kim Won-hae    Stick
Oh Yeon-ah    Jeong Yoon-hee
Yoo Jeong-ho    Maeng Jin-ho

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Production and Technical Credits

Sung-soo Kim    Screenwriter
Han Jae-duk    Producer
Jeong Tae-Sung    Executive Producer
Kang Hyun    Associate Producer
Kim Jong-min    Associate Producer
Lee Mo Gae    Director of Photography
Jang Geun-Young    Production Designer
Kim Sang-bum    Editor
Kim Jae-bum    Editor
Lee Jae-jin    Composer
Cho Sang-kyung    Costume Designer

Theater Averages: Asura has Maddening Opening with $10,627

October 12th, 2016

Asura: The City of Madness

Asura: The City of Madness was the only film in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,627 in two theaters. Interestingly, Operation Mekong nearly rose to that milestone with an average of $9,511 in 17 theaters. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/10/07 54 $21,253   2 $10,627   $21,253 1
2016/10/14 43 $69,275 +226% 28 $2,474   $97,833 2
2016/10/21 61 $25,036 -64% 19 $1,318   $158,702 3
2016/10/28 89 $2,065 -92% 6 $344   $174,501 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/10/07 58 $28,558   2 $14,279   $28,558 1
2016/10/14 43 $105,108 +268% 28 $3,754   $133,666 2
2016/10/21 59 $38,770 -63% 19 $2,041   $172,436 3

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 10/14/2016 $18,638 7 7 14 $32,786 10/24/2016
New Zealand 10/14/2016 $2,595 2 2 4 $4,952 10/25/2016
South Korea 9/28/2016 $8,250,148 1278 1278 2431 $17,950,036 10/3/2017
International Total$17,987,774 10/3/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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