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Mai wei (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $70,177Details
International Box Office $16,583,311Details
Worldwide Box Office $16,653,488
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After emerging as bitter rivals and enemies as young marathon runners, Korean native Kim Jun-shik and Japanese aristocrat Tatsuo Hasegawa both find themselves in the Japanese army, fighting the Chinese and Soviets in a bloody battle. Jun-shik is there under duress, while Tatsuo is a powerful colonel. After both are taken prisoner by the Soviets, their mutual hatred and mistrust boils over into a violence that is only stopped by the continuing horror of the war. Forced to fight for the Soviets, the two eventually rely on each other for survival, making it to Germany, where they are in turn separated and forced to fight for the Nazis. They meet again at Normandy Beach, both unlikely survivors, bonded together by history as they struggle to survive one more terrible battle as the Allies arrive on D-Day.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 20th, 2012 (Limited) by PMK*BNC, released as My Way
Video Release: June 24th, 2012 by Well Go USA Video, released as My Way
MPAA Rating: R for intense realistically graphic sequences of war violence.
(Rating bulletin 2207, 1/25/2012)
Running Time: 143 minutes
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Keywords: Inspired by a True Story, War, World War II, Track and Field, Olympics
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: CJ Entertainment, SK Planet
Production Countries: Republic of Korea


Dong-Gun Jang   
Joe Odagiri   
Fan Bingbing   
Kim Hie-won   
Cheon Ho-jin   
Yoon Hee-won   

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Production and Technical Credits

Kang Je-Kyu    Screenwriter
Kim Byung    Screenwriter
Na hyun    Screenwriter
Kang Je-Kyu    Producer
Kim Yong-hwa    Producer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 24th, 2012

July 23rd, 2012

I'm getting tired of saying this, but it is a slow week on the home market. There is one prime release, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season One on Blu-ray, which is currently leading this week's new releases, according to The second best selling new release is Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis Series 5 on DVD. It's a good show, but it is a British Import and these rarely make an impact on the chart. Third best selling new release? Game of Thrones. This is the third or fourth time the first season of this TV show has been "released" on the home market. I don't know why they are doing this, but it is getting annoying. There are not a lot of contenders for Pick of the Week either. Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Blu-ray and Star Trek: The Next Generation are the two leading contenders. While ST:TNG became an amazing series, it started out weak, so Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the better choice, but both are easily worth picking up. More...

Thinking About the Per Theater Chart

April 25th, 2012

Think Like a Man was a surprise hit and the only film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart. However, Darling Companion came very, very close with an average of $9,991 in four theaters. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/04/20 66 $17,817   22 $810   $17,817 1
2012/04/27 74 $13,580 -24% 6 $2,263   $42,570 2
2012/05/11 102 $2,034   7 $291   $64,108 4
2012/05/18 85 $2,133 +5% 4 $533   $67,330 5
2012/06/01 114 $251   2 $126   $70,177 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/04/20 68 $28,990   22 $1,318   $28,990 1
2012/05/11 95 $3,123   7 $446   $65,197 4
2012/06/01 112 $251   2 $126   $70,177 7

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