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Operation Mekong (2016)

Operation Mekong
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $800,012Details
International Box Office $171,789,240Details
Worldwide Box Office $172,589,252
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Two Chinese commercial vessels are ambushed while traveling down the Mekong River in the waters of the Golden Triangle, one of the largest drug-manufacturing regions in the world. 13 sailors are executed at gunpoint, and 900,000 methamphetamine pills are recovered at the scene. The Chinese government immediately sends a band of elite narcotics officers led by Captain Gao Gang to the Golden Triangle to uncover the truth behind the murders. Tea field owner and Golden Triangle-based intelligence officer Fang Xinwu joins the investigation. After it is discovered that the drugs seized on the Chinese ships had been planted by the henchman of a notorious drug cartel leader named Naw Khar, the governments of Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and China launch a joint task force to apprehend the criminal. The road to justice is, however, paved with dangerous and deadly obstacles…


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,301-8,400) 8,321 $800,012
All Time International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 468 $171,789,240
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 877 $172,589,252
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,827 $800,012

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 30th, 2016 (Limited) by Well Go USA
International Releases: September 29th, 2016 (Wide) (China)
September 30th, 2016 (Limited), released as Operation Meking (Australia)
October 7th, 2016 (Wide) (New Zealand)
Video Release: May 2nd, 2017 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 124 minutes
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Keywords: China, Narcotics, Smuggler, Organized Crime
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: China


Eddie Peng   
Zhang Hanyu   
Carl Ng   
Ken Lo   
Pawarith Monkolpisit   
Jonathan Wu   

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Production and Technical Credits

Huang Jianxin    Producer
Liang Fengying    Producer
Yu Dong    Producer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/09/30 37 $85,082   25 $3,403   $85,082 1
2016/10/07 33 $161,688 +90% 17 $9,511   $344,887 2
2016/10/21 43 $78,322   22 $3,560   $700,204 4
2016/10/28 51 $40,859 -48% 18 $2,270   $768,527 5
2016/11/04 61 $8,503 -79% 5 $1,701   $789,306 6
2016/11/11 75 $3,065 -64% 5 $613   $795,800 7
2016/11/18 75 $2,367 -23% 1 $2,367   $799,607 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/09/30 30 $183,199   25 $7,328   $183,199 1
2016/10/07 31 $250,633 +37% 17 $14,743   $433,832 2
2016/10/14 30 $188,050 -25% 29 $6,484   $621,882 3
2016/10/21 46 $105,786 -44% 22 $4,808   $727,668 4
2016/10/28 47 $53,135 -50% 18 $2,952   $780,803 5
2016/11/04 64 $11,932 -78% 5 $2,386   $792,735 6
2016/11/11 81 $4,505 -62% 5 $901   $797,240 7
2016/11/18 87 $2,772 -38% 1 $2,772   $800,012 8

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 9/30/2016 $2,526 1 13 45 $512,057 10/31/2016
China 9/29/2016 $24,570,000 44743 64633 224083 $171,210,000 11/23/2016
New Zealand 10/7/2016 $26,991 3 3 9 $67,183 11/27/2017
International Total$171,789,240 11/27/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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