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China Box Office for The Foreigner (2017)

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The Foreginer
Theatrical Performance (US$)
China Box Office $80,640,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $139,205,697Details
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The story of humble London businessman Quan, whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love—his teenage daughter—is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official, whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
China Releases: September 29th, 2017 (Wide)
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and some sexual material.
(Rating bulletin 2491 (Cert #50567), 8/30/2017)
Running Time: 116 minutes
Keywords: Terrorism, Death of a Son or Daughter, Revenge, Ireland, Politicians, The Past Catching up with You
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Huayi Brothers Pictures Ltd, Sparkle Roll Media Corporation, The Fyzz Facility, Arthur Sarkissian, The Entertainer Production Company, Wanda Media
Production Countries: China,
United Kingdom


Jackie Chan    Quan
Pierce Brosnan    Liam Hennessy
Liu Tao    Keyi Lan
Katie Leung    Fan
Manolo Cardona    Pedro Lopez
Dermot Crowley    McGrath
Simon Kunz    Matthew Rice
Charlie Murphy    Maggie
Orla Brady    Mary
Pippa Bennett-Warner    Marissa Levitt
Roberta Taylor    Mrs. Taylor
Rufus Jones    Woody
Michael McElhatton    Jim Kavanagh
Rory Fleck-Byrne    Sean Morrison
Ray Fearon    Bromley

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Martin Campbell
Screenwriter    David Marconi
Story based on “The Chinaman” by    Stephen Leather
Producer    Wayne Marc Godfrey
Producer    Arthur Sarkissian
Producer    Jackie Chan
Producer    Qi Jianhong
Producer    Cathy Schulman
Producer    John Zeng
Producer    Jamie Marshall
Producer    D. Scott Lumpkin
Producer    Claire Kupchak
Executive Producer    Joe Tam
Executive Producer    Sunny Sun
Executive Producer    David Marconi
Executive Producer    Philip Button
Executive Producer    Wang Zhonglei
Executive Producer    Felice Bee
Executive Producer    Penny Jiang
Executive Producer    Liu Xinxuan
Executive Producer    Karl Li
Executive Producer    Cary Cheng
Executive Producer    Jiang Defu
Executive Producer    Zhao Lei
Executive Producer    Donald Tang
Executive Producer    Robert Simonds
Executive Producer    Adam Fogelson
Executive Producer    Oren Aviv
Executive Producer    Wang Zhongjun
Director of Photography    David Tattersall
Production Designer    Alex Cameron
Editor    Angela Catanzaro
Costume Designer    Alex Bovaird
Composer    Cliff Martinez

Weekend Wrap-Up: By earning $21.23 million, Boo 2 is the only Non-Disaster Film of the Weekend

October 24th, 2017

Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween

The weekend box office was weaker than expected with only one of the new releases topping predictions. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween wasn’t that one film, but it still led the way with $21.23 million. The only other film to top $10 million was Geostorm with $13.71 million, but it lived up to its disaster genre due to its $100 million production budget. Overall, the box office fell 6.5% from last week to $95 million. That decline is positively glowing compared to the year-over-year comparison. Compared to this weekend last year, 2017 was down 25%. Year-to-date, 2017 is now behind last year’s pace by 5.0% or $440 million at $8.46 billion to $8.90 billion. Unless November and December are stellar, there’s no way 2017 is going to catch up to 2017. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Death Day Made the Box Office Happy with $26.04 million

October 17th, 2017

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day led the weekend, as expected, but did so with a surprisingly strong $26.04 million. The only other truly wide release of the week was The Foreigner, which also beat expectations, albeit by a smaller margin. The overall box office still fell from last weekend, down 4.2% to $100 million. This is 1.4% higher than the same weekend last year. On the one hand, this is not enough to compensate for inflation. On the other hand, at this point, any win is worth celebrating. Year-to-date, 2017 is still behind 2016 by a large margin, but at least it was able to close the gap by a little bit at $410 million / 4.7% at $8.34 billion to $8.75 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Young Women Power Death Day to Victory

October 15th, 2017

Happy Death Day

This weekend will be another winner for horror movies, with Happy Death Day powering into first place with a projected $26.5 million, according to Universal’s Sunday morning numbers. That puts it miles ahead of Blade Runner 2049, which failed to broaden its audience this weekend, and is down 54% to $15.1 million, for $60.6 million in total. More...

Friday Estimates: Friday was a Happy, Happy Day as Death Pulled in $11.6 million

October 14th, 2017

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day topped expectations by earning $14.3 million on Friday. Even with short legs, it will still make $25 million over the weekend, possibly a little more. This is likely more than it cost to make and advertise, at least initially. I suspect Universal will up their ad buy after this result and will also increase the initial print run for the DVDs / Blu-rays as well. The film’s reviews are 68% positive, while it earned a solid B from CinemaScore. Earning a B would be bad for most movies, but horror films routinely fall in the C range, as horror fans tend to be very negative. For example, gorehounds will hate anything without enough blood, but torture porn will turn off even more fans. Pleasing even half of the opening day audience is impressive. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Happy Day be the Death of the Box Office?

October 12th, 2017

Happy Death Day

I thought this would be a really busy weekend with Blade Runner 2049 repeating in first place and four wide releases competing for spots in the top five. However, last weekend, Blade Runner 2049 missed expectations, so it won’t dominate the chart this weekend. Meanwhile, two of the four wide releases are not going to open truly wide. This leaves Happy Death Day with a relatively easy path to first place. The Foreigner has almost made enough in China to pay for its production budget, so as long as it can cover its advertising budget here, it will break even before it reaches the home market. Meanwhile, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women is opening semi-wide and Marshall is opening nationwide. They may or may not open in the top ten. This weekend last year, The Accountant opened in first place with close to $25 million, while all three wide releases combined made $38 million. It is going to be tough for 2017 to match that. More...

International Box Office: Kingsman Remains Golden with $50.5 million

October 4th, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle remained in first place on the international chart with $50.5 million in 77 markets for totals of $125.97 million internationally and $192.61 million worldwide. The film dominated the South Korean market with $11.89 million on 1,677 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $16.49 million there. It also debuted in first place in Mexico, with a less impressive $2.28 million. The film has yet to open in France, China, and Japan, so it should continue to rake in the money. More...

2017 Preview: October

October 1st, 2017

Blade Runner 2049

September destroyed the previous September monthly record for total box office take, with $800 million or so (we won’t know the exact figure until after the weekend), which tops 2016’s record of $616 million. Granted, this is almost entirely due to It’s record breaking run, and the rest of the month was merely average. Kingsman: The Golden Circle was the only other film to come close to $100 million. October doesn’t look any better, as far as depth is concerned. Blade Runner 2049 is widely expected to be the biggest hit of the month, but it is the only film expected to reach $100 million domestically. Boo 2 should be the second biggest hit of the month, while there are only a couple of other films that have a shot at $50 million. Part of the problem is the level of competition, as there are 16 films opening during the four October weekends. (Needless to say, some of the predictions below will be a little short, as there’s not much to say about a film that will barely open in the top ten and disappear two weeks later.) That’s way too many and most will be buried by the competition. Last October was a flop, as no film earned more than $100 million at the box office. There were a few films that came close, including the original Boo! movie. As long as Blade Runner 2049 matches expectations, 2017 should win the year-over-year comparison by a small margin. If we get one surprise hit, then 2017 has a real shot at closing the gap with 2016 by a significant margin. I choose to be cautiously optimistic. More...

The Foreigner Trailer

August 10th, 2017

Action movie starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, directed by Martin Campbell, opens October 13 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/09/29 2 $22,040,000   72,452 $304   $22,080,000 1
2017/10/06 3 $15,630,000 -29% 43,324 $361   $67,900,000 2
2017/10/13 6 $3,750,000 -76% 13,025 $288   $76,490,000 3
2017/10/20 7 $1,010,000 -73% 3,550 $285   $79,830,000 4

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 10/13/2017 $104,252 17 61 212 $367,067 11/23/2017
China 9/29/2017 $22,040,000 72452 72452 132351 $80,640,000 11/2/2017
Lithuania 10/13/2017 $0 0 6 6 $35,804 11/2/2017
Netherlands 11/3/2017 $226,868 64 65 339 $991,190 12/11/2017
New Zealand 10/13/2017 $53,207 13 14 34 $99,358 10/30/2017
North America 10/13/2017 $13,113,024 2515 2515 10342 $34,323,196
Portugal 10/13/2017 $112,292 44 44 183 $414,163 12/13/2017
Russia (CIS) 12/1/2017 $887,112 851 851 851 $887,112 12/6/2017
Turkey 12/8/2017 $13,183 26 26 26 $13,183 12/13/2017
Rest of World $21,434,624
Worldwide Total$139,205,697 12/13/2017

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