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Jing mo fung wan: Chen Zhen (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $50,433Details
International Box Office $26,772,008Details
Worldwide Box Office $26,822,441
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In 1925, the nation of China is divided by infighting, and Japan has become the most powerful force in Asia. With the city of Shanghai torn in half by international conflict, the popular nightclub "Casablanca" has become a hotbed of spies, mobsters, English officials and the Japanese military- all looking to gain control of the country, with little regard for what happens to its citizenry. Into this den of intrigue enters Chen Zhen, who has returned to China after fighting alongside the Allied forces in Europe, bringing some dark secrets from his past along with him. During the day, he's known as "Qi", and appears to be just another wealthy playboy. But at night, he takes to the street as a masked warrior, determined to subvert the Japanese invasion while becoming entangled with the sultry Kiki, who has a dangerous secret of her own. When his past catches up to him, Chen Zhen is faced with near impossible odds- but his skills are formidable, and he's up to the challenge.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 22nd, 2011 (Limited) by Variance Films, released as Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, martial arts action and some language.
(Rating bulletin 2166, 4/6/2011)
Running Time: 106 minutes
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Keywords: Secret Identity, Foreign Language, Martial Arts, Revenge, Organized Crime, Hitmen, War, World War I
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Media Asia Films, Enlight Pictures, Shanghai Film Media Asia, Basic Pictures
Production Countries: Hong Kong

Leading Cast

   Chen Zhen

Supporting Cast

Shu Qi    Kiki
Anthony Wong*    Liu Yutian
Huang Bo    Huang Haolong
Kohata Ryuichi    Col. Takeshi Chikaraishi
Shawn Yue    General Zeng
Ma Yue    General Zhuo
Ma Su    General Zhou's Wife
Zhang Songwen    Wenzai
Kurata Yasuaki    Chikaraishi's father
Chen Jiajia    Huang Yun/Kumoko
Zhou Yang    Qi Zhishan

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Production and Technical Credits

Gordon Chan    Screenwriter
Cheung Chi Sing    Screenwriter
Lui Koon Nam    Screenwriter
Frankie Tam    Screenwriter
Andrew Lau    Cinematographer
Ng Man Ching    Cinematographer
Kenneth Mak    Cinematographer
Chan Kwong Wing    Composer
Gordon Chan    Producer
Andrew Lau    Producer
John Chong    Executive Producer
Zhang Zhao    Executive Producer
Zhang Guoli    Executive Producer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 14th, 2011

June 13th, 2011

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April 26th, 2011

Evil Bong 3D earned $19,315 in its lone theater to lead the way on the per theater chart, and clearly I've slipped into an alternate dimension. Actually, I'm very happy with this film's success, as it's distributed by Full Moon Features, the same company that released Puppetmaster and countless other low-budget films I've been a fan of. Second place went to The Double Hour with $14,990, which is less than 1% lower than its opening weekend. Madea's Big Happy Family was the only wide release to reach the $10,000 mark, and it was close at $10,957. There is one confusing release, Incendies, which earned over $60,000 in 13 theaters, if you include Canada. However, if you just look at its U.S. opening, it earned $50,679 in 3 theaters for an average of $16,893, which is much more impressive. More...

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April 22nd, 2011

It's a busy week for limited releases with more than a dozen films on this week's list, including a very large Canadian contingent. There are two films opening in limited release in Canada, two Canadian films opening in limited release in the United States, and another where the characters are on a road trip to Canada. One of these films, Incendies, is the best bet for the weekend, while POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is also worth checking out. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/04/22 71 $11,365   4 $2,841   $11,365 1
2011/04/29 69 $10,244 -10% 9 $1,138   $25,993 2
2011/05/06 99 $2,588 -75% 4 $647   $32,978 3
2011/05/13 111 $1,913 -26% 3 $638   $35,653 4
2011/05/20 91 $3,570 +87% 4 $893   $40,194 5
2011/05/27 90 $1,483 -58% 2 $742   $43,694 6
2011/06/03 91 $1,529 +3% 1 $1,529   $48,302 7
2011/06/10 98 $1,082 -29% 1 $1,082   $48,398 8

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/30 88 $305   2 $153   $43,999 39

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/04/22 70 $15,749   4 $3,937   $15,749 1
2011/04/29 74 $14,641 -7% 9 $1,627   $30,390 2
2011/05/06 103 $3,350 -77% 4 $838   $33,740 3
2011/05/13 108 $2,884 -14% 3 $961   $36,624 4
2011/05/20 95 $5,587 +94% 4 $1,397   $42,211 5
2011/05/27 96 $2,281 -59% 2 $1,141   $44,492 6
2011/06/03 92 $2,824 +24% 1 $2,824   $49,597 7
2011/06/10 94 $3,177 +13% 3 $1,059   $50,433 8

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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