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Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,566,773Details
International Box Office $70,337,656Details
Worldwide Box Office $76,904,429
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $10,619,284 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $10,619,284
Further financial details...

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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$45,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 21st, 2006 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics, released as Curse of the Golden Flower
Video Release: March 27th, 2007 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Curse of the Golden Flower
MPAA Rating: R for violence
Comparisons: vs. Baahubali: The Beginning
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Keywords: Foreign Language
Source:Based on Play
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: China,
Hong Kong

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Jay Chou    Prince Jai
Liu Ye    Crown Prince Wan
Ni Dahong    Doctor
Chen Jin    Doctor's Wife
Li Man    Chan
Qin Junjie    Prince Yu

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits


DVD Releases for July 14th, 2009

July 13th, 2009

It's that time of year when TV on DVD releases dominate the list of top-notch releases That's not to say there are no first run releases, but none of them are worth anything more than a rental. As for contenders for DVD Pick of the Week, there are three: Mad Men - Season Two on DVD or Blu-ray, Leverage - Season 1 on DVD, and The State - The Complete Series on DVD. Mad Men - Season Two is the best, and the Blu-ray is the better deal, but they are all worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

DVD Releases for May 29, 2007

May 28th, 2007

It's a slow week for top-notch releases, but strangely not one for spotlight reviews as we have four of them. Even weirder, three of those are martial arts movies. The best of this week's offerings is Shanghai Express with fellow Cynthia Rothrock release, Above the Law being an honorable mention. More...

International Details - 300's Last Stab at Glory

May 6th, 2007

300 was knocked out of the top five this week but still added $3.82 million on 3,537 screens in 52 markets for a total of $223.77 million. The film has yet to open in Japan, but that's about it at this point and there's little hope that the movie will hit any more milestones from now until then. However, it is already a massive hit and a huge financial boon for the studio, so everything it does earn will be pure gravy. More...

International Details - Sun Shines during Sophomore Stint

April 22nd, 2007

Sunshine climbed into sixth place with $5.20 million on 1866 screens in 30 markets for a total of $10.20 million. However, while it nearly doubled last week's opening, this was entirely due to the film's expansion. Its biggest market of the weekend was France where it placed fourth with $1.36 million on 339 screens while it placed eighth in its debut in Australia with just $611,000 on 161 screens. On the other hand, the film only managed $508,000 on 192 screens during its debut in Japan and while likely see a sharp drop-off next weekend given its weak per screen average. Meanwhile in the U.K. the film suffered the worst week-to-week drop-off in the top ten down 57% to $879,000 on 409 screens over the weekend and a total of $4.45 million in total. More...

Double Dose of Happiness on the Home Market

April 7th, 2007

New releases were a source of happiness on the home market as they first one - two this week. Leading the way was Pursuit of Happyness with an impressive $9.95 million while fellow happy release, Happy Feet, placed second with $8.26 million. More...

International Details - Good Start for Martial Artist Mutants

April 1st, 2007

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started its international run this past weekend and just missed the top five on debut. It did manage $3.92 million on 1,004 screens in 8 markets over the weekend and $4.53 million including previews. Of this box office, nearly half of it came from a pair of third place openings in England ($1.27 million on 368 screens over the weekend and $1.86 million in total), and Australia ($379,000 on 58 screens). The film also opened in Russia where the strong mutant demographic helped the film capture second place with $1.38 million on 360 screens. (That was a Chernobyl joke, by the way.) More...

DVD Releases for March 27, 2007

March 26th, 2007

Yikes! It's a busy week for DVD releases with closing in on 50 DVDs on this week's list. Not only are there are a lot of films worth checking out, there's a very close race for the DVD Pick of the Week. It came down to Children of Men - Buy from Amazon and The Shield - The Complete Fifth Season - Buy from Amazon. It's practically a coin flip here, but I'm giving the DVD Pick of the Week to Children of Men - Buy from Amazon, after all, I couldn't let the film get passed over for yet another award. That would be just too cruel. More...

International Details - Taxi Still Picking Up Plenty of Passengers

March 25th, 2007

The French film, Taxi 4, just missed the top five with $3.94 million on 1255 screens in 7 markets for a total of $49.56 million. Obviously, most of that has come from France, $35.70 million in fact, but the film is also doing well in Russia with $10.63 million so far, including $2.22 million on 466 screens over the weekend. More...

International Details - Babel Feels Oscar Bounce

February 11th, 2007

Babel just missed the top five this past weekend and showed that Oscar nods still meant something at the box office, at least internationally. The film added $5.16 million on 1467 screens for a total of $61.31 million so far. It was aided by a first place, $1.23 million opening on 256 screens in Russia, but that is one of the film's last significant openings. More...

International Top Five - Apocalypto Remains Best of the Rest

February 4th, 2007

For the second weekend in a row Apocalypto earned sixth place on the international charts, this time pulling in 7.03 million on 2308 screens for a total of $47.42 million. Its best market of the weekend was Mexico where it had an easy first place finish with $2.43 million on 502 screens over the weekend and $2.66 million including previews. It was also strong during its second weekend in Spain as it was down 40% to $1.17 million on 284 screens for a total of $3.64 million. More...

Per Theater Chart is Made

January 24th, 2007

Just the one film in the $10,000 Club this weekend, but it was a real stand up movie, if you know what I mean. The re-release of Mafioso took in nearly $30,000 in 2 theatres for an average of $14,983. More...

Award Season - Oscar Nods Offer Little Surprises - Correction

January 23rd, 2007

The Oscar nominations were handed out today and for the most part they've followed the script written by previous awards committees fairly closely. More...

Per Theater Chart is Very Lucky this Week

January 17th, 2007

Seven films made it into the $10,000 club at the weekend, but none of them were able to earn much more than $11,000. Pan's Labyrinth continues to show very strong legs on the per theater chart despite expanding ever wider. This weekend the film earned nearly $2.2 million in 194 screens for an average of $11,180. Comedy of Power grew by nearly 9% to $10,945 in its lone theater, placing it second, less than $20 ahead of God Grew Tired of Us. Next up was Guru, which earned an estimated $760,000 in 71 theatres for a preliminary average of $10,704. The overall box office leader, Stomp the Yard, was next with an average of $10,645 in its 2,051 theaters. Long-term resident, Letters from Iwo Jima saw its first expansion this past weekend, growing from 5 theaters to 35 while its average remained strong at $10,464. Venus grew by more than 11% this week to reenter the $10,000 club with an average $10,079. More...

Meet the Museum

January 12th, 2007

The weekend prospects are pretty weak, with none of the wide releases / expanding films looking like they have what it takes to top the box office charts. This is not particularly surprising, as the Martin Luther King long weekend is not known as a powerhouse at the box office. With a returning champion and a selection of new and expanding films, moviegoers have a lot of choice, but come Tuesday, there won't be a lot of celebrating in the movie studios. More...

Labyrinth Leads as Holdovers Dominate Per Theater Chart

January 9th, 2007

Pan's Labyrinth saw its theater count more than double this past weekend, but it was still able to win the race on the Per Theater Chart with $17,359 in 44 venues. Letters from Iwo Jima climbed to second place with $15,859, which represents a less than 10% drop-off from the weekend before. Notes of a Scandal showed amazingly strong resilience on the chart, as it dipped just 36% to $12,100, this despite quadrupling its theater count. Two other films just managed to top $10,000: Dreamgirls with $10,168 and Comedy of Power with $10,061. More...

Labyrinth Pans Out

January 4th, 2007

The last weekend of the year normally brings with it several Oscar contenders, and this year it was no different. With the sheer number of high profile Oscar hopefuls, there's no surprise that so many were able to top $10,000 on the per theater. Leading the way was Pan's Labyrinth with more than $500,000 in just 17 theaters for an average of $33,449. Children of Men was just behind with an average of $31,313 during its first full weekend of release. Notes on a Scandal was well back but still performed very well with more than $400,000 in 22 theaters for an average of $18,840. Letters from Iwo Jima slipped a mere 1.31% to $17,586 and is shaping up to be a bigger hit than its companion film, Flags of Our Fathers. Dreamgirls expanded into a semi-wide release and earned more than $14 million in 852 theaters for an average of $16,549; this is better than Chicago ever did, but that film showed better legs. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer did well with an average of $12,360; it expands into more than 250 theaters this Friday, but that could be as far as it goes if it shows any sign of weakness at the box office. The final film to top $10,000 was Venus, which dipped less than 4% to $11,443. More...

Girls are Road Warriors

December 28th, 2006

Dreamgirls fell 40% during the second weekend of its road tour, but it still earned an incredible $228,000 in three theaters for an average of $75,879. There were three other films to crack $10,000, all of them new releases. Leading this pack was Letters from Iwo Jima with just under $90,000 in 5 theaters for an average of $17,819. This is a better start than expected after the disappointing run by Flags of Our Fathers and if it earns a few more nominations, it could expand wide later on. Another Oscar hopeful, The Painted Veil, placed third with an average of $12,771. Finally there was Venus, which started its run with $35,000 in 3 theaters for an average of $11,868. More...

International Details - Curse's Foiled by Invisibles

December 23rd, 2006

Curse of the Golden Flower started its international run in its native China with a record breaking $12.27 million on 826 screens. That was almost enough to reach the top five falling just short to Arthur & the Invisibles and its $12.47 million. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 16 - December 21, 2006

December 22nd, 2006

An abridged list with just the sites for movies opening this week, and maybe one or two others. Because it is such a short list, there's no real strong choice for Weekly Website Award. Rocky Balboa - Official Site comes the closest, but it doesn't quite get there. More...

Limited Releases - Deluge of Limited Releases

December 21st, 2006

We are again flooded with limited releases this week, most of which were obviously made with Oscar glory in mind. That said, only a few will earn any nominations and none here are likely to be the big winner on Oscar night, but there are still more than a enough to satisfy even the most dedicated cinemaphile. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - December 17, 2006

December 17th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for I am Legend, Angels & Demons and more. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 25 - December 1, 2006

December 2nd, 2006

Good week with plenty of strong site, but there was not a whole lot of competition at the very top as The Good Shephard - Official Site took home the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 21 - October 27, 2006

October 28th, 2006

There was a good selection of sites this week in terms of updates, but unlike last week there were fewer contenders for the Weekly Website Award. That's not to say Let's Go to Prison - Official Site didn't deserve to win, it just had a lot less competition than it would have had if it launched last week. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 16 - September 22

September 23rd, 2006

Slow week with just over half a dozen sites on the list. Of them, Renaissance - Official Site is clearly the best with a few others showing promise. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 26 - September 1

September 2nd, 2006

Another busy week with plenty of top-notch films to chose from In the end, however, it was a two-way race between The Black Dahlia - Official Site and Stranger than Fiction - Official Site with the former site winning out by a narrow margin. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/12/22 19 $478,771   60 $7,980   $492,915 1
2006/12/29 25 $448,268 -6% 60 $7,471   $1,520,292 2
2007/01/05 29 $335,759 -25% 55 $6,105   $2,219,011 3
2007/01/12 19 $1,872,862 +458% 1,234 $1,518   $4,221,658 4
2007/01/19 27 $820,141 -56% 1,149 $714   $5,815,478 5
2007/01/26 45 $135,548 -83% 91 $1,490   $6,243,989 6
2007/02/02 49 $66,822 -51% 55 $1,215   $6,366,049 7
2007/02/09 50 $65,378 -2% 36 $1,816   $6,466,942 8
2007/02/16 61 $10,589 -84% 9 $1,177   $6,509,826 9
2007/02/23 72 $8,891 -16% 7 $1,270   $6,526,337 10
2007/03/02 91 $3,226 -64% 7 $461   $6,533,954 11
2007/03/09 65 $13,632 +323% 63 $216   $6,548,853 12
2007/03/16 87 $4,218 -69% 16 $264   $6,560,634 13
2007/03/23 116 $739 -82% 3 $246   $6,565,495 14

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/12/25 17 $232,565   60 $3,876   $725,480 5
2007/01/12 - $610,000   1,234 $494   $2,960,000 23
2007/01/15 20 $317,213   1,234 $257   $4,538,871 26
2007/01/19 25 $240,000   1,149 $209   $5,240,000 30
2007/02/19 64 $1,318   9 $146   $6,511,144 61

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/12/22 22 $1,057,880   60 $17,631   $1,072,024 2
2006/12/29 25 $811,228 -23% 60 $13,520   $1,883,252 3
2007/01/05 29 $465,544 -43% 55 $8,464   $2,348,796 4
2007/01/12 19 $2,646,541 +468% 1,234 $2,145   $4,995,337 5
2007/01/19 27 $1,113,104 -58% 1,149 $969   $6,108,441 6
2007/01/26 43 $190,786 -83% 91 $2,097   $6,299,227 7
2007/02/02 49 $102,337 -46% 55 $1,861   $6,401,564 8
2007/02/09 52 $97,673 -5% 36 $2,713   $6,499,237 9
2007/02/16 69 $18,209 -81% 9 $2,023   $6,517,446 10
2007/02/23 72 $13,282 -27% 7 $1,897   $6,530,728 11
2007/03/02 92 $4,493 -66% 7 $642   $6,535,221 12
2007/03/09 64 $21,195 +372% 63 $336   $6,556,416 13
2007/03/16 85 $8,340 -61% 16 $521   $6,564,756 14
2007/03/23 104 $2,017 -76% 3 $672   $6,566,773 15

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/1/200713144,314 144,314$2,740,523$2,740,5231
4/8/200723156,909+9% 301,223$2,979,702$5,720,2252
4/15/200723105,493-33% 406,716$2,003,312$7,723,5373

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