This film chronicles the growing estrangement between a washed-up baseball player working in his family’s textile business and his girlfriend, who clings to the upward mobility of her career in property development. As the couple’s dreams of marriage and emigration begin to unravel, Yang’s gaze illuminates the precariousness of domestic life and the desperation of Taiwan’s globalized modernity.
Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists
|All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,901-14,000)
|All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,001-19,100)
|All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,301-6,400)
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||March 17th, 2017 (Limited) by Janus Films, released as Taipei Story|
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||Former Professional Athlete, Relationships Gone Wrong, Taiwan, Mid-Life Crisis, Family Affair, Baseball, Screenplay Written By the Star, Infidelity, Fired, Architecture|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Contemporary Fiction|
||Taiwan, Province of China|
March 21st, 2017
Beauty and the Beast had the best theater average of 2017, so far, at $41,508. This puts it just ahead of Kedi, which opened with $40,103 in its lone theater. The second best average of the week was earned by T2: Trainspotting at $34,115 in five theaters, which is the third best average of the year so far. Song to Song was the only other film to earn an average above $10,000 over the weekend, pulling in $12,640 in four theaters. While Frantz didn’t quite get into the $10,000 club over the weekend, it came close with an average of $9,373. Furthermore, it was a Wednesday release and earned a five-date average of $11,470.
March 17th, 2017
Beauty and the Beast scared away most of the wide-release competition and there are not many limited releases either this weekend. T2: Trainspotting is by far the biggest in terms of buzz. We also have a few like Mean Dreams, which have good reviews, but are playing on VOD. Or foreign-language films like Frantz.
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