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I Am not Madame Bovary (2016)

I Am not Madame Bovary
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $436,798Details
International Box Office $69,682,998Details
Worldwide Box Office $70,119,796
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Li Xuelian and her husband Qin Yuhe stage a fake divorce to secure a second apartment in the city reserved by the government for single people. Qin remarries six months later — as agreed — but to a different woman. Furious, Li files a lawsuit with the county court but loses the case. Refusing to accept the court's findings, Li appeals to the chief justice, the county chief, and even the mayor, but fails at every turn. After Qin publicly accuses Li of being a “promiscuous woman” because she was not a virgin on their wedding night, Li is driven back to the courts to redeem her reputation. Li makes her way from county to city, enduring one trial after another, until she decides to make her appeal in far-off Beijing. Ten years go by, and the cases of Li’s divorce and her ruined reputation have not been resolved, but Li refuses to quit, much to the consternation of the government officials she antagonizes.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,001-9,100) 9,069 $436,798
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,209 $69,682,998
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,001 $70,119,796
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,400 $436,798

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 18th, 2016 (Limited) by Well Go USA
International Releases: November 11th, 2016 (Wide), released as I Am Not Madame Bovary (Australia)
November 17th, 2016 (Wide), released as I Am Not Madame Bovary (China)
November 18th, 2016 (Wide), released as I Am Not Madame Bovary (New Zealand)
March 10th, 2017 (Wide), released as Yo no soy Madame Bovary (Spain)
May 26th, 2017 (Wide), released as I am Not Madame Bovary (United Kingdom)
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MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 139 minutes
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Keywords: Lawyers, China, Messy Divorce, Government Bureaucracy
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Beijing Sparkle Roll Media Corporation, Hyayi Brothers Corp., Beijing Skywheel Entertainment Co Ltd, Huayi Brothers Pictures Ltd, Zhejiang Dongyang Mayla Media Co Ltd
Production Countries: China

Leading Cast

   Li Xuelian

Supporting Cast

Guo Tao    Zhao Datou
Da Peng    Wang Gongdao
Zhang Jiayi    Mayor Ma
Yu Hewei    Zheng Zhong

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Production and Technical Credits

Liu Zhenyun    Screenwriter
Liu Zhenyun    Story based on the Novel by
Hu Xiaofeng    Producer
Wang Zhonglei    Executive Producer
Jerry Ye    Executive Producer
Luo Pan    Director of Photography
Han Zhong    Production Designer
Wu Jiang    Sound Supervisor
Du Wei    Composer
William Chang Suk-Ping    Editor

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/18 27 $181,552   38 $4,778   $181,552 1
2016/11/25 39 $69,495 -62% 27 $2,574   $356,620 2
2016/12/02 46 $24,041 -65% 9 $2,671   $409,799 3
2016/12/09 55 $9,320 -61% 6 $1,553   $428,185 4
2016/12/16 62 $2,326 -75% 1 $2,326   $435,387 5
2017/01/06 64 $670   1 $670   $436,596 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/18 30 $287,125   38 $7,556   $287,125 1
2016/11/25 39 $98,633 -66% 27 $3,653   $385,758 2
2016/12/02 48 $33,107 -66% 9 $3,679   $418,865 3
2016/12/09 55 $14,196 -57% 6 $2,366   $433,061 4
2016/12/16 75 $2,865 -80% 1 $2,865   $435,926 5
2017/01/06 60 $872   1 $872   $436,798 8

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 11/11/2016 $0 0 15 36 $127,992 12/5/2016
China 11/17/2016 $29,440,000 81851 81851 111163 $69,490,000 1/4/2017
New Zealand 11/18/2016 $13,504 3 3 6 $22,074 11/28/2016
Spain 3/10/2017 $19,236 36 36 57 $36,424 3/23/2017
United Kingdom 5/26/2017 $6,508 21 21 21 $6,508 5/31/2017
International Total$69,682,998 5/31/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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