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Bai she chuan shuo (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,759Details
International Box Office $32,153,862Details
Worldwide Box Office $32,172,621
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $2,359,361 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,518,220 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $3,877,581
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  8. Trailer


Action director Ching Siu-Tung helms this fantasy film based on an old Chinese legend about an herbalist who falls in love with a thousand-year-old White Snake disguised as a woman. Jet Li stars as a sorcerer who discovers her true identity and battles to save the man's soul.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,501-13,600) 13,542 $18,759
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,110 $32,153,862
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,489 $32,172,621
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,982 $18,759

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 8th, 2013 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures, released as The Sorcerer and the White Snake (International name)
International Releases: September 28th, 2011 (Wide), released as Its Love (China)
Video Release: April 9th, 2013 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and sensuality.
(Rating bulletin 2240, 9/12/2012)
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Martial Arts, Demons, Romance, Wire Fu, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Juli Entertainment Media Co.
Production Countries: Hong Kong

Leading Cast

   Fa Hai

Supporting Cast

Eva Huang    White Snake
Raymond Lam    Xu Xian
Charlene Choi    Green Snake
Wen Zhang    Neng Ren
Vivian Hsu    Ice Harpy

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Zhang Tan    Screenwriter
Tsang Kan-Cheong    Screenwriter
Szeto Cheuk-Hon    Screenwriter
Chui Po chu    Producer
Yang Zi    Executive Producer
Angie Lam    Editor
Mark Liu    Composer
Venus Keung    Cinematographer

Blu-ray Sales: April 14th, 2013: Hobbit Stretches Its Legs

May 31st, 2013

Like the DVD sales chart, there were almost no new releases to find a place on the April 14th, 2013 edition of the Blu-ray sales chart. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey rose to the top of the chart 104,000 units / $2.60 million for the week and 1.93 million units / $45.02 million after four. More...

DVD Sales: April 14th, 2013: Bible Doesn't Resurrect Sales Numbers

May 31st, 2013

There were only three new releases to reach the top 30 on the April 14th, 2013 edition of the DVD sales chart and none of them reached the top five. This left the top five identical to last week. The Bible: The Epic Miniseries sold 161,000 units and generated $5.29 million in sales for the week, lifting its running tallies to 597,000 units / $19.60 million. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 9th, 2013

April 8th, 2013

It's another bad week on the home market. According to, the biggest release of the week is the fifth season of Merlin, which is a British TV show. Gabriel Iglesias' latest Stand-Up Concert DVD is right behind. The rest of the top five is filled with a canceled cable show and a poorly reviewed limited release. The best release of the week is Naked Lunch Criterion Collection Blu-ray, which is great, but not quite Pick of the Week material. (It is just too bizarre for most people.) Fortunately, Lincoln on Four-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack finally arrived and I was able to review it. Despite it not coming out this week, or this month, it is still the Pick of the Week material. It towers that high above this week's releases. I do hope more people check out Sexy Evil Genius on DVD than its sales ranking indicates. More...

Per Theater Chart: Gate Keeps Out Thief

February 13th, 2013

The Gatekeepers remained in first place in the per theater chart with an average of $14,024 in three theaters. The only other film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart was Identity Thief with an average of $11,000, which is amazing for a wide release at this time of year. More...

Limited Releases: Glimpse Inside the Limited Releases

February 8th, 2013

While there are a number of diverse limited releases this week, only two of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Those two are Lore and Caesar Must Die. Neither has a real shot at mainstream success, as foreign language films and documentaries rarely expand significantly. Hopefully they will at least find a receptive audience in the art house circuit. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/02/08 67 $5,530   5 $1,106   $5,530 1
2013/02/15 76 $2,744 -50% 4 $686   $14,161 2
2013/02/22 86 $977 -64% 1 $977   $16,388 3
2013/03/01 94 $747 -24% 1 $747   $17,550 4
2013/03/08 97 $577 -23% 1 $577   $18,445 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/02/08 70 $11,417   5 $2,283   $11,417 1
2013/02/15 75 $3,994 -65% 4 $999   $15,411 2
2013/02/22 89 $1,392 -65% 1 $1,392   $16,803 3
2013/03/01 94 $1,065 -23% 1 $1,065   $17,868 4
2013/03/08 94 $891 -16% 1 $891   $18,759 5

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
China 9/28/2011 $0 0 0 0 $26,290,000 10/19/2016
Rest of World $5,863,862
International Total$32,153,862 10/19/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/14/20131055,332 55,332$745,875$745,8751
4/21/20132522,178-60% 77,510$332,448$1,078,3242

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/14/2013831,773 31,773$606,553$606,5531
4/21/20131310,764-66% 42,538$269,003$875,5562

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