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Lao shi (2016)

Lao shi
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,476Details
International Box Office $294Details
Worldwide Box Office $7,770
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $5,114 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $3,173 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $8,287
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


When a drunken passenger causes Lao Shi to swerve and hit a motorcyclist, the driver stops to help the injured man. When no police or ambulance arrive he drives the victim to the hospital, checks him in and finds himself liable for the man’s medical bills. The repercussions of Shi’s selfless act expose a society rife with bone-chilling callousness and bureaucratic indifference. On the verge of losing his cab, his job and his family, Lao Shi has to resort to desperate measures to survive.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,501-14,600) 14,554 $7,476
All Time International Box Office (Rank 12,301-12,400) 12,377 $294
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,801-19,900) 19,839 $7,770
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,801-6,900) 6,822 $7,476

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 30th, 2016 (Limited) by Zeitgeist, released as Old Stone
International Releases: August 11th, 2017 (Wide), released as Pedra Antiga (Portugal)
Video Release: January 30th, 2018 by Zeitgeist Home, released as Old Stone
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Accidental Injury, Car Accident, Taxi Driver, Money Troubles, Psychological Horror, Government Bureaucracy
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Maktube Productions, Sundance Institute Feature Film Program and Fund
Production Countries: Canada,

Leading Cast

   Lao Shi

Supporting Cast

Nai An    Mao Mao
Wang Hongwei    Captain
Zhang Zebin    Li Jiang
Luo Xue’er    Xue’er

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Production and Technical Credits

Johnny Ma    Screenwriter
Wu Xianjian    Producer
Chi-an Lin    Producer
Jing Wang    Producer
Sarah Stallard    Producer
Nai An    Executive Producer
Ming Kai Leung    Director of Photography
Zheng Chen    Art Director
Zhang Xueqiang    Art Director
Mike Long    Editor
Daniel Garcia    Additional Editor
Sheng Yong    Sound Mixer
Lee Sanders    Composer
Li Ke    Costume Designer
Li Hongyan    Make-up and Hair Designer
Wang Daomei    Casting Director
Zhang Yanjia    Casting Director
Liu Yan Wen Jun    First Assistant Director
T. Terressa Tate    Sound Designer
Deng Qing    Production Manager
Li Hua    Production Manager

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December 6th, 2016


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December 2nd, 2016


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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/12/02 81 $1,676   1 $1,676   $3,019 1
2016/12/09 66 $3,343 +99% 6 $557   $7,476 2

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/25 103 $1,343   1 $1,343   $1,343 1
2016/12/02 86 $2,790 +108% 1 $2,790   $4,133 2

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Portugal 8/11/2017 $294 3 3 3 $294 8/17/2017
International Total$294 8/17/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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