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Di Renjie zhi shendu longwang (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $87,783Details
International Box Office $96,400,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $96,487,783
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $235,989 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $310,572 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $546,561
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The action-packed and captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in the Imperial police force. His very first case, investigating reports of a sea monster terrorizing the town, reveals a sinister conspiracy of treachery and betrayal, leading to the highest reaches of the Imperial family.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,301-11,400) 11,364 $87,783
All Time International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 889 $96,400,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,553 $96,487,783

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 27th, 2013 (Limited) by AMC Independent, released as Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon
Video Release: February 14th, 2014 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 134 minutes
Franchise: Detective Dee
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Keywords: 3-D, Monster, Private Investigator, Prequel, Underwater, On a Boat, Parasite
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Film Workshop Company, Hyayi Brothers Corp.
Production Countries: China

Lead Ensemble Members

   Dee Renjie
   Yuchi Zhenjin
   Shatuo Zhong
   Yuan Zhen
   Yin Ruiji
   Empress Wu Zetian

Supporting Cast

Chen Kun   
Dong Hu   
Jingjing Ma   
Sheng Chien   
Chaoxu Lin   

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Production and Technical Credits

Tsui Hark    Producer
Chen Kuo-fu    Producer
Zhang Jialu    Screenwriter
Tsui Hark    Screenwriter
Chen Kuo-fu    Story Creator
Tsui Hark    Story Creator
Bernard Yang    Associate Producer
Helen Li    Associate Producer
Addi Ng    Associate Producer
Zhang Dajun    Co-Producer
James Tsim    Co-Producer
Nansun Shi    Producer
Wang Zhonglei    Producer
Wang Zhongjun    Executive Producer
Yonggi Lee    Production Supervisor
Edward Yi Chiyun    Post-Production Supervisor
Kim Wook    Special Effects Supervisor
Kevin Lau    3D
Gigo Lee    3D
Baiyang Yu    Editor
Kinson Tsang    Sound Designer
Kenji Kawai    Composer
Pik Kwan Lee    Costume Designer
Bruce Yu    Production Designer
Ken Mak    Set Designer
Choi Sung-fai    Director of Photography
Feng Lin    Fight Choreographer
Yuen Bun    Action Sequences

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 11th, 2014

February 11th, 2014

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/10/04 65 $13,528   12 $1,127   $69,466 2
2013/10/11 73 $5,278 -61% 2 $2,639   $81,983 3
2013/10/18 98 $2,081 -61% 2 $1,041   $87,783 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/10/04 62 $20,767   12 $1,731   $76,705 2
2013/10/11 72 $8,997 -57% 2 $4,499   $85,702 3

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