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Pirates (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $160,133Details
International Box Office $62,723,572Details
Worldwide Box Office $62,883,705
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $39,833 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $95,941 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $135,774
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On the eve of the founding of the Joseon Dynasty, a whale swallows the Emperor's Seal of State being brought to Joseon by envoys from China. With a big reward on whoever brings back the royal seal, mountain bandits led by Jang Sa-jung go out to sea to hunt down the whale. But he soon clashes with Yeo-wol, a female captain of pirates, and unexpected adventure unfolds.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,401-10,500) 10,491 $160,133
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,312 $62,723,572
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,188 $62,883,705
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,492 $160,133

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 12th, 2014 (Limited) by Well Go USA
Video Release: January 20th, 2015 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 130 minutes
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Keywords: Pirates, Royalty, On a Boat, Swashbuckler, Romance, Visual Effects
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Well Go USA Entertainment
Production Countries: Republic of Korea

Supporting Cast

Kim Nam-gil    Jang Sa-jung
Son Ye-jin    Yeo-wol
Yoo Hae-jin    Cheol-bong
Lee Geung-young    So-ma
Oh Dal-su    Han Sang-jil
Kim Tae-woo    Mo Heung-gap
Park Chul-min    Monk
Shin Jung-geun    Yong-gap
Kim Won-hae    Chun-seop
Jo Dal-hwan    San-man

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Production and Technical Credits

Chun Sung-il    Screenwriter
Choi Yi-young    Screenwriter
Chun Sung-il    Producer
Im Young-ho    Producer
Hwang Sang-joon    Composer
Kim Young-ho    Cinematographer

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