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Memories of the Sword (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $111,071Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $12,225 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $17,732 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $29,957
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As the greed and excess of a corrupt Monarchy threatens to destroy the once-glorious Goryeo Dynasty, three legendary warriors lead a revolt to overthrow the empire and save its people. But when deceit and betrayal costs the life of a master swordsman, a plot for justice and revenge is set into motion, raging for decades between the two survivors.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,001-11,100) 11,031 $111,071
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,201-15,300) 15,206 $111,071
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,923 $111,071

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 28th, 2015 (Limited) by Well Go USA
Video Release: January 5th, 2016 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 121 minutes
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Keywords: Korea, Political, Revenge, Blindness, Goryeo Dynasty
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: TPS Company
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Jeon Do-youn    Wol-so
Kim Go-eun    Hong-i
Junho    Yool
Kyeong-Yeong Lee    Seu-seung
Kim Tae-woo    Jon bok
Kim Soo-an    Goo-seul
Kim Yeong-min    Wang
Seong Yoo-bin    Gam-cho


Bae Soo-bin    Poong-cheon

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Production and Technical Credits

Park Heung-sik    Screenwriter
Choi A-reum    Screenwriter
Lee Dae-hee    Producer
Cha Won-chun    Executive Producer
Han Ah-rum    Production Designer
Oh Myoung-jun    Editor
Mowg    Composer
Kim Byung-seo    Director of Photography

Per Theater Chart: Grandma Takes Victory Lap

September 2nd, 2015


Grandma remained on top of the per theater chart, which is impressive in its own right. While it is not uncommon for a movie to repeat on top of the overall box office, doing so on the per theater chart is a lot rarer. This is because the films most likely to win on the per theater chart are limited releases and if they do well enough to win, they tend to expand the following week. This is what happened with Grandma, which saw its theater count rise from 4 to 19, but its per theater average was still top at $15,330. The only other film in the $10,000 club was War Room, which earned an average of $10,001. That's cutting it really close. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Race to the Top

August 28th, 2015

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/08/28 46 $50,240   22 $2,284   $50,240 1
2015/09/04 68 $15,454 -69% 14 $1,104   $95,958 2

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/08/28 46 $80,504   22 $3,659   $80,504 1
2015/09/04 68 $27,918 -65% 14 $1,994   $108,422 2
2015/09/11 98 $2,649 -91% 4 $662   $111,071 3

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