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The Breakup Guru (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $208,959Details
International Box Office $106,590,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $106,798,959
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Mei Yuangui, a professional “Breakup Guru,” is hired by a client to end a relationship with Ye Xiaochun. But his penchant and skill at breaking up couples without complication and worry is put to the test when a battle of wits ensues with Xiaochun, risking his reputation and setting up the ultimate test of his services.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,101-10,200) 10,122 $208,959
All Time International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 787 $106,590,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,400 $106,798,959
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,190 $208,959

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 27th, 2014 (Limited) by China Lion Film Distribution
International Releases: July 11th, 2014 (Wide), released as Breakup Guru, The (New Zealand)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 114 minutes
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Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, Romance, Motivational Speaker, Split Screen, Animated Sequences
Source:Based on Play
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Beijing Enlight Pictures
Production Countries: China

Leading Cast

   Mei Yuangui
   Ye Xiaochun

Supporting Cast

Yan Liu    Zhu Li
Chao Wei Liang    Mountain Tang
Kejia Xu    Old Six
Na Zha    Xiao Zhuang
Qin Yue    Hei Ge
Luan Yuanhui    Lu Lu
Zhao Manzhu    Pai Gu
Deng Xuedong    Old Man in Wheelchair

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Production and Technical Credits

Baimei Yu    Screenwriter
Wang Changtian    Producer
Chao Deng    Producer
Qian Rui    Producer
Baimei Yu    Executive Producer
Chen Zhiliang    Executive Producer
Sun Li    Production Designer
Tu Yiran    Editor
Wang Ji    Composer
Du Jie    Director of Photography

Per Theater Chart: Beginning on Top

July 1st, 2014

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Despite there being a $100 million hit on the box office this weekend, Begin Again still led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $26,813 in five theaters. This bodes well for its expansion on Wednesday. The overall number one film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, was next with an average of $23,633 in more than 4,000 theaters. Snowpiercer was the third film to earn a per theater average over $20,000 with an average of $20,266 in eight theaters. America: Imagine a World Without Her was next with an average of $12,869 million in three theaters. Yves Saint Laurent was a surprise entry in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,104 in two theaters. It managed this despite earning weak reviews and opening on the Wednesday. The final film in the $10,000 club was Code Black, which climbed into the $10,000 club during its second weekend of release with $10,953 in two theaters. It is rare for a documentary to do this well, and it is even rarer for a film to see its per theater average grow. More...

Limited Releases: Begin the Weekend with a Limited Release

June 27th, 2014

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There are more than a dozen limited releases on this week's list, including two films that are opening in limited release this week with a scheduled wide expansion next week. Unfortunately, I don't have high hopes for either of those two films. There are some films worth checking out, including a pair of documentaries, The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz and Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, both of which are also playing on Video on Demand. The film I hope has the best start is Snowpiercer, a South Korean film that is earning amazing reviews. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/06/27 39 $67,000   12 $5,583   $67,000 1
2014/07/04 46 $36,194 -46% 10 $3,619   $147,391 2
2014/07/11 52 $14,390 -60% 6 $2,398   $183,683 3
2014/07/18 66 $7,573 -47% 3 $2,524   $201,214 4
2014/07/25 95 $1,474 -81% 1 $1,474   $208,959 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/07/04 43 $58,096   10 $5,810   $169,293 2
2014/07/11 48 $24,348 -58% 6 $4,058   $193,641 3
2014/07/18 64 $13,844 -43% 3 $4,615   $207,485 4

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
New Zealand 7/11/2014 $7,706 2 2 2 $7,706 1/8/2016
Rest of World $106,582,294
International Total$106,590,000 1/8/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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