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The Ghouls (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,243,810Details
International Box Office $258,193,072Details
Worldwide Box Office $259,436,882
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $19,039 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $47,557 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $66,596
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A fantasy adventure about a trio of legendary grave robbers, the Mojin, who are enjoying the retired civilian life hawking goods on the mean streets of New York City, until they are propositioned by a shadowy and mysterious client. They accept the job and return to their roots, raiding the secrets and treasures of ancient tombs in China under the guise of an archaeology study. As each hidden passage is unearthed, it triggers extraordinary challenges that put their friendship, loyalty and life to the ultimate test.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,701-7,800) 7,750 $1,243,810
All Time International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 256 $258,193,072
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 534 $259,436,882
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,447 $1,243,810

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 18th, 2015 (Limited) by China Lion Film Distribution, released as Mojin: The Lost Legend
International Releases: December 18th, 2015 (Limited), released as Mojin: The Lost Legend (Australia)
December 18th, 2015 (Wide), released as Mojin: The Lost Legend (China)
December 18th, 2015 (Wide), released as Mojin: The Lost Legend (New Zealand)
December 18th, 2015 (Wide) (Taiwan)
January 7th, 2016 (Wide) (Cambodia)
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Video Release: May 3rd, 2016 by Well Go USA Video, released as Mojin: The Lost Legend
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 124 minutes
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Keywords: Treasure Hunters, Grave Robbers, China, Archaeology, New York City, Out of Retirement
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Wanda Media, Shine Asia Media Company, Hyayi Brothers Corp., Beijing Enlight Pictures, China Film Company
Production Countries: China

Lead Ensemble Members

   Hu Bayi
   Ding Sitian
   Wang Kaixuan
   Shirley Yang
   Big Gold Tooth (Grill)
   Ying Caihong

Supporting Cast

Cao Cao    Mark
Cherry Ngan    Yoko

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

Production and Technical Credits

Zhang Jialu    Screenwriter
Tianxia Bachang    Based on the Web novel series "The Ghost Blows Out the Light" by
Jerry Ye    Producer
Chen Kuo-fu    Executive Producer
Hao Yi    Production Designer
Du Yuan    Editor
Koji Endo    Composer
Jake Pollock    Director of Photography
Wang Zhongjun    Co-Producer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

International Box Office: The Force Awakens tops $1.5 Billion Ahead of Chinese Debut

January 6th, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

It's an odd week on the international box office chart, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the only Hollywood film in the top five. The latest Star Wars instalment earned $96.3 million over the weekend for an international total of $770.5 million. Its Worldwide total rose to $1.513 billion. At the end of business on Sunday, the film was in third place for the year on the worldwide chart, but that has since changed. It is also in fifth place on the yearly international chart. However, the film opens in China this week and it could jump into third place just due to its opening in that territory. More...

International Box Office: The Force Awakens Becomes Fastest to $1 Billion

December 30th, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens remained on top of the international chart with $133.3 million for a total of $546.0 million after just two weeks of release. Worldwide, the film already has $1.086 billion, putting it in the top 20 all-time after just two weeks of release, although it is still in fifth place for the year. It has been an amazing year on the top. It reached the $1 billion mark in just 12 days, beating Jurassic World's previous record by just one day. Granted, Jurassic World had China to boost its sales. The U.K. remains the film's biggest market with $98.07 million after two weeks of release, including $15.13 million this past weekend. It has also cracked $50 million in Germany ($55.28 million) and is getting close to that milestone in France ($46.14 million). One other note, 2015 became the first year the Walt Disney studio earned $5 billion worldwide in one calendar year. It is still well behind the overall record of $6.8 billion, set by Universal this year. More...

International Box Office: The Force Awakens Sets Global Opening Record with $529 million

December 23rd, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

As expected, not opening in China cost Star Wars: The Force Awakens the international opening weekend record, as it earned $281 million, which is behind Jurassic World’s opening international weekend of $316.1 million. However, The Force Awakens did set the worldwide opening record with $529 million, just ahead of Jurassic World’s mark of $525 million. This is especially impressive, as Jurassic World opened with just over $100 million in China. Even a slower than expected opening in China would have given The Force Awakens the first $600 million global opening. More...

Theater Averages: Star Wars Set Another Records with $59,982

December 22nd, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens led the way on the theater average chart and broke the record for highest theater average for a wide release. Its average was $59,982, which is the fifth best opening theater average this year. This is just ahead of Ex Machina and just behind Carol. The Big Short fell 46% to $47,286. A 46% drop-off is bad news for a limited release most of the time, but The Force Awakens hurt all of the holdovers and I'm still bullish on its box office chances for its Wednesday expansion. Carol remained in the $10,000 for the fifth week in a row, this time earning an average of $14,446 in 16 theaters. Mojin: The Lost Legend opened with an average of $12,726 in 22 theaters, while Son of Saul was right behind with an average of $12,643. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/12/18 21 $279,974   22 $12,726   $279,974 1
2015/12/25 27 $250,600 -10% 27 $9,281   $816,974 2
2016/01/01 35 $125,491 -50% 19 $6,605   $1,121,896 3
2016/01/08 41 $43,439 -65% 19 $2,286   $1,215,501 4
2016/01/15 49 $11,608 -73% 5 $2,322   $1,243,810 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/12/18 21 $566,374   22 $25,744   $566,374 1
2015/12/25 28 $430,031 -24% 27 $15,927   $996,405 2
2016/01/01 35 $175,657 -59% 19 $9,245   $1,172,062 3
2016/01/08 41 $60,140 -66% 19 $3,165   $1,232,202 4

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 12/18/2015 $145,865 16 16 54 $562,377 6/9/2016
Cambodia 1/7/2016 $12,774 12 12 21 $34,367 1/20/2016
China 12/18/2015 $90,480,000 0 0 0 $255,774,160 5/29/2018
Hong Kong 1/14/2016 $39,377 14 14 24 $68,427 6/9/2016
Malaysia 1/7/2016 $45,960 35 35 71 $87,457 6/9/2016
New Zealand 12/18/2015 $23,024 4 4 10 $83,556 6/9/2016
Singapore 1/7/2016 $0 0 26 52 $365,803 6/9/2016
Taiwan 12/18/2015 $0 0 8 15 $1,007,804 6/9/2016
Thailand 3/3/2016 $4,050 14 14 16 $0 3/8/2016
Vietnam 1/8/2016 $0 0 48 64 $209,121 1/26/2016
International Total$258,193,072 5/29/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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