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The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,852Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $156,454 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $156,454
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Cheng Man-Ching, is the man who brought Tai Chi and Chinese culture to the West during the swinging, turbulent 60’s. Though Cheng is an important transformational figure, his teachings have been overlooked.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,301-15,400) 15,349 $2,852
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 21,001-21,100) 21,018 $2,852
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,401-7,500) 7,406 $2,852

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 6th, 2016 (Limited) by First Run Features
Video Release: July 12th, 2016 by First Run Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 72 minutes
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Keywords: 1960s, Biography, Archive Footage
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Professor Cheng Man-Ching*    Himself


Maggie Newman    Herself
Ed Young    Himself
Natasha Gorky    Herself
Don Hauser    Himself
Don Ahn    Himself
Ken Van Sickle    Himself
Harold Naderman    Himself
Carol Yamasaki    Herself
Claire Hooton    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

Barry Strugatz    Producer
Ken Van Sickle    Producer
Victoria Aleksanyan    Executive Producer
Elizabeth Pugh    Co-Producer
Ken Van Sickle    Director of Photography
Joel Hirsch    Editor
Pierre Foldes    Composer
Danny Emerick    Associate Producer
Ellen Kennedy    Associate Producer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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May 10th, 2016

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/05/06 88 $1,744   1 $1,744   $1,744 1
2016/05/13 96 $309 -82% 1 $309   $2,708 2
2016/05/20 113 $144 -53% 1 $144   $2,852 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/05/06 99 $2,399   1 $2,399   $2,399 1
2016/05/13 110 $309 -87% 1 $309   $2,708 2
2016/05/20 120 $144 -53% 1 $144   $2,852 3

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