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DONGJU; The Portrait of A Poet (2016)

DONGJU; The Portrait of A Poet
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $56,184Details
International Box Office $8,256,711Details
Worldwide Box Office $8,312,895
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Follows the life of poet Yun Dong-Ju. He was eventually imprisoned by the Japanese government for being involved in the Korean independence movement.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,901-12,000) 11,962 $56,184
All Time International Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,898 $8,256,711
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,701-6,800) 6,728 $8,312,895

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 17th, 2016 (Limited) by Megabox Plus M
International Releases: February 17th, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 111 minutes
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Keywords: Poet, Korea, War, Retro Black and White, Biography, Political Prisoner, Prison, Japan, 1940s
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Luz y Sonidos
Production Countries: Republic of Korea

Leading Cast

   Yun Dong-Ju

Supporting Cast

Park Jung-Min    Song Mong-Gyu
Kim In-Woo    Detective
Choi Hong II    Dong-Ju’s Father
Choi Hee-Seo    Kumi
Shin Yoon-Joo    Lee Yeo-Jin
Min Jin-Woong    Kang Cheo-Joong
Kim Jung-Pal    Song Mong-Gyu’s Father
Park Myung-Shin    Song Mong-Gyu’s Mother
Lee Sun-Joo    Yun Dong-Ju’s Mother

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Production and Technical Credits

Shin Youn-Shick    Screenwriter
Shin Youn-Shick    Producer
Kim Ji-Hyung    Producer
Mowg    Composer
Choi Yong-jin    Director of Photography

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/04/01 60 $17,724   5 $3,545   $17,724 1
2016/04/08 60 $12,584 -29% 4 $3,146   $44,437 2
2016/04/15 103 $74 -99% 1 $74   $56,184 3
2016/04/22 106 $183 +147% 1 $183   $55,694 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/04/01 59 $31,853   5 $6,371   $31,853 1
2016/04/08 59 $24,257 -24% 4 $6,064   $56,110 3

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
South Korea 2/17/2016 $1,135,172 498 543 1886 $8,256,711 2/14/2018
International Total$8,256,711 2/14/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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