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Ilo Ilo (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $54,071Details
International Box Office $1,256,690Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,310,761
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $78,489 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $78,489
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Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family—troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middle-class and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially struggles to manage Jiale’s antics and find her footing in her new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,001-12,100) 12,020 $54,071
All Time International Box Office (Rank 6,401-6,500) 6,412 $1,256,690
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,601-10,700) 10,650 $1,310,761
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,732 $54,071

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 4th, 2014 (Limited) by Film Movement
International Releases: August 29th, 2013 (Wide) (Singapore)
November 21st, 2013 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
November 29th, 2013 (Wide) (Taiwan)
July 4th, 2014 (Wide) (Colombia)
Video Release: September 16th, 2014 by Film Movement Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: Autobiographical, Inspired by a True Story, Fired, 1990s, Money Troubles
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Fisheye Pictures
Production Countries: Singapore

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Chen Tianwen    Father
Angeli Bayani    Teresa
Koh Jia Ler    Jiale
Peter Wee    Discipline Master
Jo Kukathas    School Principal
Delwin Neo    Fat Boy
Jo Kwek    Lisa (Mother's Colleague)
Gim Goh    Jimmy Goh
Pamela Wildheart    Salon Owner

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Production and Technical Credits

Anthony Chen    Screenwriter
Anita Kuan    Executive Producer
Gina Lau    Executive Producer
Ivan Tan    Executive Producer
Leong Sze Hian    Executive Producer
Ng Aik Hock    Executive Producer
Huang Wenhong    Associate Producer
Ang Hwee Sim    Producer
Anthony Chen    Producer
Wahyuni A. Hadi    Producer
Zhe Wu    Sound Designer
Hoping Chen    Editor
Joanne Cheong    Editor
Charlotte Lim    Assistant Director
Michael Wee    Art Director
Benoit Soler    Director of Photography

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/04/04 72 $8,775   2 $4,388   $8,775 1
2014/05/09 87 $2,436   2 $1,218   $37,499 6
2014/05/16 87 $1,060 -56% 3 $353   $37,690 7
2014/05/23 77 $1,167 +10% 2 $584   $39,628 8
2014/06/06 99 $227   1 $227   $40,869 10
2014/06/27 80 $5,029   2 $2,515   $46,541 13
2014/07/04 77 $3,845 -24% 2 $1,923   $52,603 14
2014/07/11 99 $441 -89% 1 $441   $54,071 15

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/05/16 80 $1,831   3 $610   $38,461 7
2014/06/27 81 $7,246   2 $3,623   $48,758 13
2014/07/04 81 $4,872 -33% 2 $2,436   $53,630 14

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Colombia 7/4/2014 $0 0 11 16 $35,481 12/17/2015
Hong Kong 11/21/2013 $18,854 8 10 29 $103,862 12/13/2015
Singapore 8/29/2013 $0 0 7 28 $966,694 12/13/2015
Taiwan 11/29/2013 $36,724 10 12 31 $150,653 12/13/2015
International Total$1,256,690 12/17/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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